The last volume of Sarasvati-chandra is here offered to the public. It endeavours to complete the programme laid down in the preface of the third volume. In that preface it was suggested that the varied conflicts of life and thought at present visible all over India may one day end in reciprocal assimilation and harmony of the warring elements.
This process of assimilation, while it may not be able to surprise us with any sudden advent of peace, will make its presence felt sooner or later by floating on our horizon ideas and sentiments as foreign to our past experience as possibly Columbus and his ships may be imagined to have been to the minds of the anxious aborigines of old America as they watched his approach towards their shores. This may sound like an exaggerated note of alarm or an idle conceit at first sight. Cooler thoughts will, however, bring home the conviction that our present state of transition must one day end the effervescence of its lighter elements. That stage over, India must have her day of peace and comfort, and the only question is what kind of day that will be.