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Idioms of Improvement: Vidyasagar and Cultural Encounter in Bengal
     

Idioms of Improvement: Vidyasagar and Cultural Encounter in Bengal

by Brian Allison Hatcher
 

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This book situates the world view of Isvarachandra Vidyasagar within the context of colonial encounter in Bengal, paying particular attention to the convergences within vernacular discourse of bourgeois and brahmanical norms of morality and religion. In training and appearance a brahmin scholar, Vidyasagar was also a prominent social and educational reformer.

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This book situates the world view of Isvarachandra Vidyasagar within the context of colonial encounter in Bengal, paying particular attention to the convergences within vernacular discourse of bourgeois and brahmanical norms of morality and religion. In training and appearance a brahmin scholar, Vidyasagar was also a prominent social and educational reformer.

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"Any library with works on Rammuhan Roy or the Tagores needs this one, too."—Religious Studies Review

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ISBN-13:
9780195652291
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
01/25/2001
Pages:
328
Product dimensions:
8.20(w) x 5.20(h) x 0.70(d)

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Illinois Wesleyan University

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