Social and Religious Reform: The Hindus of British India

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"The present volume is the first work to focus on 'reform' as a disputed concept. It retraces some of the critical contestations around the phenomenon of reform as it affected the largest community of British India - the Hindus. The essays in this volume, the fourth in the Debates in Indian History and Society series, identify major issues within the history of socio-religious reform among Hindus that grew into passionate public debates." A valuable entry point to understanding the present day social problems faced by the Hindu community, this
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Overview

"The present volume is the first work to focus on 'reform' as a disputed concept. It retraces some of the critical contestations around the phenomenon of reform as it affected the largest community of British India - the Hindus. The essays in this volume, the fourth in the Debates in Indian History and Society series, identify major issues within the history of socio-religious reform among Hindus that grew into passionate public debates." A valuable entry point to understanding the present day social problems faced by the Hindu community, this volume will be a useful supplementary text for undergraduate and postgraduate students of modern Indian history, sociology, and religious studies. It will also engage informed general readers interested in the discussion that continues to surround reform among Hindus.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780195677027
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 12/1/2005
  • Series: Debates in Indian History and Society
  • Pages: 248
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 5.50 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

General Editors' Preface
Volume Editor's Preface and Acknowledgements
1 Introduction 3
2 The Conceptual Nuances of Reform 67
Growth, not Reform 67
Social Reform or Social Revolution? 69
Social Reformation in India 72
Religion as a Social Mission 75
Reform Civil and Social 78
The Essentials of Hinduism 82
3 The Debate over Strategies 85
Social Reform with Picnics and Tea-parties! 85
Social Reform: The Virtues of Discretion 88
Reform from Within 90
The Line of Least Resistance 93
Does Social Reformation Require Political Moderation? 97
A Legislator for Hindus 98
Reservations on the Propriety of State Interference 101
A Note from Sir Steuart Bayley 104
A Note from A. P. McDonell 104
Sir Andrew Scoble's Speech before the Legislative Council 105
Ranade on State Legislation in Social Matters 109
The State as Executor of Popular Will 111
The Shastras as a Guide to Reform 112
The Inner Ambivalence of Hindu Shastras 114
The Tactical Unity of the Orthodox 117
Objections to Hindu Code Bills 120
4 The Typologies of Reform and Revival 123
Revival as Reform 123
Revival as Reaction 132
The Underlying Unity of Reform and Revival 134
5 Imperatives within Social Reform 138
The Pressing Need for Emancipation 138
A Crusader's Testament 142
Mr. Malabari Finds a Radical Supporter 144
A Critique of Mr. Malabari's Proposals 148
Men Simply Have Not Done Enough 151
Misguided Men and the Ideals of Hindu Womanhood 153
Tagore Answers and Orthodox Critic 156
The Controlled Emancipation of Wives 162
Nationalism Resolves the Critical Question 169
A Radical Critique of Caste 189
A Rejoinder from M. K. Gandhi 199
6 Debates in History, Debates on History 202
The Alien Roots of Indian Awakening 202
Renascent Hinduism 205
The 'Renaissance' as Understood in Modern Historiography 207
App. A List of Hindu Local Associations Concerned with Social Reform in India for the Period 1891-9 212
App. B Social Legislation in Representative Indian States, 1901-39 219
Index 222
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