India is generally regarded as the home of superstitions. From the little child to the gray old dame, the people of India. And especially the womenfolk, are supposed to be crammed with superstitious beliefs from head to foot. The Indian religions are all held to be based on superstitions; our manners and customs are all tainted with superstitions; our faith and practice are both actuated and impelled by superstitious motives. This is what people outside India think. This is also what many educated Indian themselves think, strange though this may appear. Not often we hear Indian themselves denouncing this or that custom, and loudly stigmatizing it as base superstition.