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Hindu–Brahmo Relations (1870–1905): An Enquiry into Some Aspects of Community Identities in Late Nineteenth Century Bengal

Amiya P. Sen

in Hindu Revivalism in Bengal c.1872-1905: Some Essays in Interpretation

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195655391
eISBN:
9780199080625
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195655391.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter argues against the notion that the growth of Hindu revivalism in Bengal has to be understood essentially against the backdrop of a crisis-ridden Brahmo Samaj. It also contends that it is ... More


Triumph and Tragedy

Chandak Sengoopta

in The Rays Before Satyajit: Creativity and Modernity in Colonial India

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780199464753
eISBN:
9780199087198
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199464753.003.0007
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter shows how, after Upendrakishore’s death in 1915, his son Sukumar sought to remodel the traditions he had set. Sukumar’s literary work is explored in detail in this chapter, and it is ... More


My Connection with the Brahmo Samaj: 1879 Onwards

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/9780199474004.003.0009
Subject:
History, Indian History, Social History

In this chapter Ruchi Ram Sahni describes the development of his attitude to religion, which culminated in a long association with the Brahmo Samaj. His initial exposure to religion was through his ... 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


From the Old World to the New: A Family in Transition

Chandak Sengoopta

in The Rays Before Satyajit: Creativity and Modernity in Colonial India

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780199464753
eISBN:
9780199087198
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199464753.003.0002
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter charts the history of the Ray family of Mymensingh (eastern Bengal) from the earliest known figures to the early youth of Upendrakishore Ray. Originating from the pre-colonial scribal ... 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


Their Finest Hour: Hindu Revivalism and Aggressive Propaganda Through the Press and Platform (c. 1880–1904)

Amiya P. Sen

in Hindu Revivalism in Bengal c.1872-1905: Some Essays in Interpretation

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195655391
eISBN:
9780199080625
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195655391.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter focuses on the peak of Hindu revivalism in Bengal during the period from 1880 to 1905 which was achieved through aggressive propaganda in the press and other platforms. This was a period ... More


Keshab in the Context of Nineteenth-Century Britain and Bengal

John A. Stevens

in Keshab: Bengal's Forgotten Prophet

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780190901752
eISBN:
9780190943042
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190901752.003.0002
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter sets out the key contexts in terms of which Keshab Chandra Sen should be understood. It begins with a discussion of London and Calcutta as global cities and explores scholarship ... More


Reform Affinities

J. Barton Scott

in Spiritual Despots: Modern Hinduism and the Genealogies of Self-Rule

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780226368672
eISBN:
9780226368702
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226368702.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter foregrounds the circulation of ideas between South Asia and the North Atlantic by two principal means. First, it proposes the term “reform assemblage” as a lens for interpreting ... 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


Evolution of Rationalism in Colonial India

Johannes Quack

in Disenchanting India: Organized Rationalism and Criticism of Religion in India

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199812608
eISBN:
9780199919406
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199812608.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter provides a brief outline of the situation of the social and religious reform movements in 19th century India, addressing in the process, the specific social, cultural and political ... More


The Birth of Modern India

Peter Heehs

in India's Freedom Struggle 1857-1947: A Short History

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195627985
eISBN:
9780199080670
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195627985.003.0004
Subject:
History, Political History

The first section of this chapter discusses the rise of a new leadership. The second section describes the rediscovery of India’s past. The third section describes Raja Rammohan Roy. The fourth ... More


The Golden Age of the Vedas and the Dark Age of Kālī: Tantrism, Orientalism, and the Bengal Renaissance

Hugh B. Urban

in Tantra: Sex, Secrecy, Politics, and Power in the Study of Religion

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520230620
eISBN:
9780520936898
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520230620.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter discusses the age of Orientalism, focusing on the first British depictions of Tantra and the ways in which they played into the colonial political programs and the sexual-moral ideals of ... More


 The Eternal Dharma

Ariel Glucklich

in The Footsteps of Vishnu: A Historical Introduction to Hinduism

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195314052
eISBN:
9780199871766
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195314052.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

The last chapter of the book looks at the religious and political developments in India after the arrival of the British colonialists. The chapter focuses primarily on the Hindu response to ... More


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

Neera Burra (ed.)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2018
ISBN:
9780199474004
eISBN:
9780199089864
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199474004.001.0001
Subject:
History, Indian History, Social History

A Memoir of Pre-Partition Punjab is the autobiography of Ruchi Ram Sahni (1863–1948), a social reformer, science educator, and, in later life, an active participant in political affairs. It provides ... More


Rammohun Roy and the Bengal Renaissance

Dermot Killingley

in The Oxford History of Hinduism: Modern Hinduism

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780198790839
eISBN:
9780191833281
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198790839.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism, Religious Studies

This chapter does two things that are important to create a starting point from which to think about modern Hinduism. First, it gives a broad overview of the fundamental transformations that took ... More


Religion of Humanity

Arie L. Molendijk

in Friedrich Max Müller and the Sacred Books of the East

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198784234
eISBN:
9780191826832
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198784234.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, World Religions, Hinduism

Chapter 5, ‘Religion of Humanity’, examines Max Müller’s moral and religious concerns. He envisioned a sort of enlightened form of religion, which should benefit all mankind. His plan to include the ... More


Hindu and Buddhist Thought

Julie Chajes

in Recycled Lives: A History of Reincarnation in Blavatsky's Theosophy

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780190909130
eISBN:
9780190909161
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190909130.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature, Philosophy of Religion

Chapter 7 describes Blavatsky’s activities in India and Ceylon. The chapter argues that it is reasonable to assume Indian influences contributed, at least in part, to Blavatsky’s eventual acceptance ... More


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