Years went by. Ananda Coomaraswamy grew up in his mother's care. In
1889 he joined the Wycliffe College. He studied there for eight years.
The child had grown up to be a man. Elizabeth saw in her handsome twenty- year-old son,
the reflection of herhusband. As an adult Coomaraswamy was inclined to be serious-minded.
He was entirely wrapped up in his studies. Every morning, after a bath, he worshipped
Shanmukha and recited from the Bhagavad Gita. In his spare time, he made a study of Indian
culture and arts. When the books that he needed were not available in England, he obtained
them from Ceylon or India.
Coomaraswamy was good-looking, curly-hared and straight-nosed. He had long fingers. He
was a serious-minded young man. He was gentle in his speech and movements.