BINTANG BETAWI Batavia (Jakarta) – Monday Edition, May 30, 1904


Dance of the Europeans

Different nations have different cultures and rules. The editor of the Hindoe newspaper in Delhi has criticized European dance rules. Unlike the Indians who danced in religious ceremonies and to please the lords of the rich, Europeans, noble or commoner, danced only for fun. Worse yet, the girls were dressed like dolls to please the boys. For those who have wives and daughters, their husbands definitely have to spend a lot of money on shopping for their makeup and clothes. The editor called Europeans insane.

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