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Brave Converts in the Arya Samaj: The Case Of Dharm Pal

C.S. Adcock

in Punjab Reconsidered: History, Culture, and Practice

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198078012
eISBN:
9780199080984
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198078012.003.0044
Subject:
History, Indian History

The Arya Samaj has long been distinguished among nineteenth century reform organizations as forerunner of Hindu nationalist politics and exemplar of Hindu religious intolerance. Arya Samaj practices ... More


“The Arya Samaj, A Political Body!” 1

C.S. Adcock

in The Limits of Tolerance: Indian Secularism and the Politics of Religious Freedom

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199995431
eISBN:
9780199346417
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199995431.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Chapter 4 details the political connotations that the language of universal religion came to acquire when Arya Samajists and colonial officials negotiated the colonial policy of religious toleration ... More


The Contested Politics of Shuddhi

C.S. Adcock

in The Limits of Tolerance: Indian Secularism and the Politics of Religious Freedom

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199995431
eISBN:
9780199346417
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199995431.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Chapter 5 describes the contested practices and politics of shuddhi through the first decade of the twentieth century. Scholars have emphasized how shuddhi served the interests of caste Hindu elites ... More


Introducing Subhashini

Nonica Datta

in Violence, Martyrdom and Partition: A Daughter's Testimony

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195699340
eISBN:
9780199080236
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195699340.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter introduces Subhashini as a colonial subject and engages with her life history. It seeks to connect and situate a daughter's testimony within a parallel social history — a history of the ... More


Education: The Making of Active Citizens in Mind and Body

Carey Anthony Watt

in Serving the Nation: Cultures of Service, Association and Citizenship

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195668025
eISBN:
9780199081905
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195668025.003.0005
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter explores how education was used to train both the mind and body to promote active participation in society, a belief common to Indian and Western understandings of the connection between ... More


The Arya Samaj: A ‘New Light’

Alaka Atreya Chudal

in A Freethinking Cultural Nationalist: A Life History of Rahul Sankrityayan

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780199466870
eISBN:
9780199087259
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199466870.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

This chapter poses the question: Why did the Arya Samaj represent a nav prakāś (new light) for Sankrityayan? It will explain how Sankrityayan envisaged a revival that might take place in Indian ... More


South Africa: Reform Religion

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/9780195391640.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

When the first Indian workers were introduced to the Natal coast of South Africa in 1860, inexperienced entrepreneurs were just learning how to grow sugarcane, and many workers were assigned to civic ... More


The Meaning of Uplift in Punjab

Christopher Harding

in Religious Transformation in South Asia: The Meanings of Conversion in Colonial Punjab

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199548224
eISBN:
9780191720697
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199548224.003.0002
Subject:
History, Asian History, History of Religion

This chapter sets the socio-economic and cultural scene for the book by looking at the meaning of socio-religious ‘uplift’ in Punjab. It begins by analyzing the socio-economic and cultural background ... More


Religious Controversy and Ritual-Politics: Problems of Translation

C.S. Adcock

in The Limits of Tolerance: Indian Secularism and the Politics of Religious Freedom

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199995431
eISBN:
9780199346417
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199995431.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Chapter 2 revisits the nineteenth-century culture of debate that scholars have treated under the rubric of “religious controversy.” In order to make visible the work of translation that was required ... More


Mauritius: A Parallel Society

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/9780195391640.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

The plantation owners of Mauritius were French settlers who had established an aristocratic style for themselves during the eighteenth century using slaves from Africa. The Indian workers quickly ... More


Violence, Martyrdom and Partition: A Daughter's Testimony

Nonica Datta

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195699340
eISBN:
9780199080236
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195699340.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This book presents the oral testimony of Subhashini (1914–2003), the woman head of a well-known Arya Samaj institution devoted to women's education in rural north India. Subhashini's narrative ... More


My College Life: 1881–5

Ruchi Ram Sahni

in A Memoir of Pre-Partition Punjab: Ruchi Ram Sahni, 1863-1948

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2018
ISBN:
9780199474004
eISBN:
9780199089864
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199474004.003.0004
Subject:
History, Indian History, Social History

In this chapter Ruchi Ram Sahni describes four years of college life at the Government College, Lahore. It includes a lengthy discussion of his teachers at the time, such as Dr G.W. Leitner, J.C. ... More


The Hindu Religious Tradition: Revivalism and Fundamentalism

T. N. Madan

in Modern Myths, Locked Minds: Secularism and Fundamentalism in India

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780198065104
eISBN:
9780199080182
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198065104.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Sociology of Religion

Many early Victorian writers considered India to be at the threshold of a new way of life under the combined influence of the new administrative and mercantile dispensations and evangelical ... More


Introduction: History and the limits of Tolerance

C.S. Adcock

in The Limits of Tolerance: Indian Secularism and the Politics of Religious Freedom

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199995431
eISBN:
9780199346417
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199995431.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The introduction examines the Indian secularist ideal of Tolerance as it has informed both public life and historical reflection, giving special attention to how it has shaped debates over religious ... More


Education, Gender Codes, and Politics

Doris R. Jakobsh

in Relocating Gender in Sikh History

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195679199
eISBN:
9780199081950
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195679199.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Sikhism

This chapter examines the education-for women enterprise of the Singh Sabha reformers which became the common goal uniting various the factions of other reform movements both within the Sikh ... More


Reform Movements: From Universality to Secularity in the Brahmo and Arya Samaj

Nalini Bhushan and Jay L. Garfield

in Minds Without Fear: Philosophy in the Indian Renaissance

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780190457594
eISBN:
9780190457617
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190457594.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, General, History of Philosophy

This chapter explores the history of two of the principal social and religious movements in colonial India: the Arya and Brahmo Samaj movements. It shows how each of these exhibits the ... More


Nation-building: Politics, the Culture of Association and Civil Society

Carey Anthony Watt

in Serving the Nation: Cultures of Service, Association and Citizenship

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195668025
eISBN:
9780199081905
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195668025.003.0006
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter illustrates how the development of an associational culture relates to the shaping of Indian society and the conceptualization of the Indian ‘nation.’ The author discusses the views of ... More


The Limits of Tolerance: Indian Secularism and the Politics of Religious Freedom

C.S. Adcock

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199995431
eISBN:
9780199346417
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199995431.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This book provides a critical history of the distinctive tradition of Indian secularism known as Tolerance. Since it was first advanced by Mohandas Gandhi, the Tolerance ideal has measured secularism ... More


Singh Sabha and Social Reform

Khushwant Singh

in A History of the Sikhs: Volume 2: 1839-2004

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195673098
eISBN:
9780199080595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195673098.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Sikhism

This chapter considers the Singh Sabha, a society that protested against the speeches of a Hindu orator, and the missionary activity of Christians and Hindus. It illustrates that the Radha Soami, ... More


Missing Fields: The ‘Untouchable’ Migrants of Partition

Ravinder Kaur

in Since 1947: Partition Narratives among Punjabi Migrants of Delhi

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195683776
eISBN:
9780199081844
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195683776.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

This chapter describes the resettlement of untouchable non-Muslims. It also considers how to reach a group that is not part of the popular imagination and whose history of migration has never been ... More


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