At night the introduction of the Indian punka into bed-rooms would be valuable, a thin flannel coverlet being spread over the bed.
I read my letter to mamma so far, and she says you won't know what a punka is.
You cannot, therefore, alter the natural rate of movement of a punka unless you pull it at both sides.
The limit of movement of a punka is to be found in the man who pulls it.
The function of a punka is to cause a current of air to pass the human body so that the animal heat may escape more rapidly.
So the punka is seen everywhere—in the temple and court room and other public places, as well as in private dwellings.
There sat the punka wala nodding, fast asleep, but keeping his arms moving all the time.
There are some very important natural laws which are illustrated in the punka.
Twenty-four pulls a minute of a length of 36 inches give in practice a speed of 168 linear feet to the punka curtain.
Though lined with velvet, it is always cool—ventilated on a new principle—of which I took merely a hint from the punka.