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Sex and Sensibility: Richard Blechynden's Calcutta Diaries, 1791-1822

Peter Robb

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198075110
eISBN:
9780199080885
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198075110.001.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

This volume examines the diaries of Richard Blechynden, a surveyor, architect, and builder in Calcutta. Sifting through anecdotes, extracts, and stories from over eighty volumes of diaries and ... More


Bourgeouis Hinduism, or Faith of the Modern Vedantists: Rare Discourses from Early Colonial Bengal

Brian A. Hatcher

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195326086
eISBN:
9780199869282
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326086.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

In 1839, a group of Hindu elite gathered in Calcutta to share and propagate their faith in a non-idolatrous form of worship. The group, known as the Tattvabodhinī Sabhā, met weekly to worship and ... More


 Bourgeois Vedānta for the Bhadralok

Brian A. Hatcher

in Bourgeouis Hinduism, or Faith of the Modern Vedantists: Rare Discourses from Early Colonial Bengal

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195326086
eISBN:
9780199869282
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326086.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter discusses the theological and social concerns that emerge from the discourses of Sabhyadiger vaktṛtā. The interpretation of Tattvabodhinī — viewed as the expression and legitimization of ... More


Was Hinduism Invented?: Britons, Indians, and the Colonial Construction of Religion

Brian K. Pennington

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780195166552
eISBN:
9780199835690
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195166558.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

Is “Hinduism” a legitimate term for the widely varying religious practices of India that are commonly called by that name? The appearance of “religion” as a category comprising a set of practices and ... More


Introduction

Paul Younger

in New Homelands: Hindu Communities in Mauritius, Guyana, Trinidad, South Africa, Fiji, and East Africa

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195391640
eISBN:
9780199866649
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195391640.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter introduces the reader to the unusual social situations that were created when shiploads of Indian workers were taken to these distant lands. Not only did the workers learn to share the ... More


Constructing Colonial Dharma in Calcutta

Brian K. Pennington

in Was Hinduism Invented?: Britons, Indians, and the Colonial Construction of Religion

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780195166552
eISBN:
9780199835690
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195166558.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter examines a one year run of the Bengali paper Samācār Candrikā to sketch the contours of an elite Bengali Hindu response to missionaries and Orientalists. Among the very earliest Hindu ... More


The Journey Begins

Mushirul Hasan

in Exploring the West: Three Travel Narratives

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780198063117
eISBN:
9780199080199
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198063117.003.0020
Subject:
History, Indian History

The author narrates his departure from Calcutta. He arrived at Kedjeree and embarked on board a vessel bound to Denmark. He describes the ship as well as the character of the captain and officers. ... More


Making Sense: An Englishman and Calcutta

Peter Robb

in Sentiment and Self: Richard Blechynden's Calcutta Diaries, 1791-1822

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198075127
eISBN:
9780199080878
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198075127.003.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter explores the manners and morals in colonial Calcutta. Richard Blechynden and other colonials developed a complex web of relations amongst themselves and with the Indians. The chapter ... More


A Pernicious Race?

Peter Robb

in Sentiment and Self: Richard Blechynden's Calcutta Diaries, 1791-1822

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198075127
eISBN:
9780199080878
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198075127.003.0002
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter examines British attitudes to Calcutta and its Indian inhabitants through Richard Blechynden's diaries. Geographically, Calcutta was divided into two entities: the inland, where the ... More


Your Obedient Servant?

Peter Robb

in Sentiment and Self: Richard Blechynden's Calcutta Diaries, 1791-1822

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198075127
eISBN:
9780199080878
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198075127.003.0003
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter discusses the working law, master–servant relations, household intimacies, and crime and punishments. It discusses the regulation of labour and employment in colonial Calcutta and their ... More


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