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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


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


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


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

Amiya P. Sen

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195655391
eISBN:
9780199080625
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195655391.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This work is an intensive study of certain facets of social and intellectual life in Bengal between 1872 and 1905, particularly Hindu revivalism. The period under discussion represents significant ... 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


Law and Disorder

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/9780198075127.003.0004
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter discusses law and disorder in colonial Calcutta, describing Calcutta rules, rough justice, mediation, misrule, and order and morality. Like the rulers of the colonial empire, the ... More


The Diaries of Richard Blechynden, 1759–1822

Peter Robb

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

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198075110
eISBN:
9780199080885
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198075110.003.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter provides a brief account of the life of Richard Blechynden and an overview of the seventy-three volumes of his Calcutta diaries. The chapter ends with a basic outline of the position of ... More


The Managing Agency Houses in the Era of High Imperialism, 1860–1919

Maria Misra

in Business, Race, and Politics in British India, c. 1850–1960

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198207115
eISBN:
9780191677502
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207115.003.0002
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter explores the origins of the managing agency houses. It describes the emergence of the colonial economy, business and society in ... More


The Missionaries

Richard Symonds

in Oxford and Empire: The Last Lost Cause?

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198203001
eISBN:
9780191675645
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203001.003.0012
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter examines the careers of University of Oxford graduates who served the British Empire as missionaries. It describes specific missions in whose founding and subsequent work Oxford felt a ... More


Parliament and Law and Order in the States 1

A.G. Noorani

in CONSTITUTIONAL QUESTIONS AND CITIZENS' RIGHTS: An Omnibus Comprising Constitutional Questions in India and Citizens' Rights, Judges and State Accountability

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195678291
eISBN:
9780199080588
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195678291.003.0055
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter addresses the public order in the States. On 3 August 1993, in breach of the rules of procedure of the Lok Sabha and its established practice, the speaker of the Lok Sabha, Mr. Shivraj ... More


Two Weeks in India

G. A. Cohen

Michael Otsuka (ed.)

in Finding Oneself in the Other

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691148809
eISBN:
9781400845323
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691148809.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter chronicles Cohen's two-week trip to India (from January 1 to 15, 1993), and touches upon some themes and experiences which had had a profound impact on him during his stay there. It ... More


Calcutta

Halidé Edib

in Inside India

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195699999
eISBN:
9780199080540
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195699999.003.0017
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

In this chapter, the author shares her thoughts about Calcutta, the former capital of India and a typical European city. Calcutta is the centre of Bengal, and has influenced whatever is happening in ... More


The ‘Eurasian Question’: The Domiciled Poor and Urban Social Control

Satoshi Mizutani

in The Meaning of White: Race, Class, and the 'Domiciled Community' in British India 1858-1930

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199697700
eISBN:
9780191732102
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199697700.003.0004
Subject:
History, World Modern History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter focuses on the British politics of whiteness over the Eurasian Question, initially discussing two pauperism commissions launched in Calcutta. An analysis of these two commissions is ... More


India the Starting Point: Cross-National Self-Translation in 1900s Calcutta

ELLEKE BOEHMER

in Empire, the National, and the Postcolonial, 1890-1920: Resistance in Interaction

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198184454
eISBN:
9780191714085
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184454.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter investigates the anti-imperial collaboration between Aurobindo Ghose and Sister Nivedita during the critical time in the fortunes of the British Empire. It considers some of the ... More


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