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Tensions and Transitions: 1870–77

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/9780190901752.003.0005
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter begins by discussing Keshab Chandra Sen’s attempts to replicate British models of liberal social reform in India. It goes on to examine Keshab’s changing attitudes to gender, reform and ... More


‘Truth is not European’: Keshab on History, Empire, Other, Self

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/9780190901752.003.0003
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter explores the arguments Keshab Chandra Sen presented to British audiences during his visit to Britain in 1870. It argues that Keshab articulated a distinctive version of liberalism, and ... More


Conclusion: Universalism in an Imperial World

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/9780190901752.003.0007
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter begins by discussing representations of Keshab Chandra Sen at the time of his death in 1884. It argues that Keshab became symbolic, for British audiences, of the limits imposed by racial ... 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


Introduction

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/9780190901752.003.0001
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter argues that Keshab Chandra Sen’s worldview was shaped by the cultural, intellectual and religious traditions of both India and Britain. It situates the study in the context of current ... 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


Keshab: Bengal's Forgotten Prophet

John Stevens

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780190901752
eISBN:
9780190943042
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190901752.001.0001
Subject:
History, Indian History

Keshab Chandra Sen (1838-84) was one of the most powerful and controversial figures in nineteenth-century Bengal. A religious leader and social reformer, his universalist interpretation of Hinduism ... More


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