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Socio-Religious Reform Movements in British India

Socio-Religious Reform Movements in British India

by Kenneth W. Jones
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521249864

ISBN-13: 9780521249867

Pub. Date: 09/28/2014

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This volume in The New Cambridge History of India looks at the numerous nineteenth-century movements for social and religious change—Christian, Hindu, Muslim, Sikh, and Zoroastrian—that used various forms of religious authority to legitimize their reform programs. Such movements were both indigenous and colonial in their origins, and the author shows how

Overview

This volume in The New Cambridge History of India looks at the numerous nineteenth-century movements for social and religious change—Christian, Hindu, Muslim, Sikh, and Zoroastrian—that used various forms of religious authority to legitimize their reform programs. Such movements were both indigenous and colonial in their origins, and the author shows how each adapted to the challenge of competing nationalisms as political circumstances changed. The volume considers the overall impact of British rule on the whole sphere of religion, social behavior, and culture.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521249867
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
09/28/2014
Series:
New Cambridge History of India Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
243
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.83(d)

Table of Contents

List of maps; Preface; Note on transliteration; 1. Concepts and context; 2. Bengal and northeastern India; 3. The Gangetic core: Uttar Pradesh and Bihar; 4. Punjab and the northwest; 5. The central belt and Maharashtra; 6. The Dravidian South; 7. The twentieth century: socio-religious movements in a politicised world; 8. Conclusion: religion in history; Glossary of Indian terms; Bibliographic essay; Index.

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