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 Vedānta According to Rammohan Roy

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/9780195326086.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter presents a brief overview of salient themes from Rammohan Roy's work. By highlighting these themes, readers of the translated discourses in Chapter 8 not only will be able to appreciate ... 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


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


Experiencing the New Order: In Search of an Identity, 1775–1890

Anindita Mukhopadhyay

in Behind The Mask: The Cultural Definition of the Legal Subject in Colonial Bengal (1715-1911)

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195680836
eISBN:
9780199080700
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195680836.003.0020
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter examines the need of the educated middle class to establish themselves as an ‘aware legal subject’, as they experienced a different formation of a public sphere that came with the ... More


Liberalisms in India: A Sketch

Rochana Bajpai

in Liberalism as Ideology: Essays in Honour of Michael Freeden

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199600670
eISBN:
9780191738203
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199600670.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Indian liberalism is relatively understudied as liberalism, although liberal ideas have been examined as part of other ideological currents. This chapter explores the reasons for this neglect, and ... More


Situating the Swaminarayan Tradition in the Historiography of Modern Hindu Reform

Brian A. Hatcher

in Swaminarayan Hinduism: Tradition, Adaptation, and Identity

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780199463749
eISBN:
9780199086573
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199463749.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter explores the concept of reform as it was deployed by administrators, missionaries, and scholars during the colonial era and asks how the history of this discourse has played out with ... 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


Conversations between Rolland and Tagore

Chinmoy Guha (ed.)

in Bridging East and West: Rabindranath Tagore and Romain Rolland Correspondence (1919-1940)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780199489046
eISBN:
9780199093885
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199489046.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, World Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter includes three dialogues mainly on music and fascism between Tagore and Rolland on 24 and 25 June 1926 in Villeneuve, Switzerland and on 28 August 1930 in Geneva. These spontaneous ... More


The Builders

Balmiki Prasad Singh

in Bahudhā and the Post 9/11 World

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195693553
eISBN:
9780199080328
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195693553.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

The establishment of British rule brought India in direct contact with Christianity and English education which led to fresh awakening. In the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, the emergence of ... 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


Sahajanand Swami’s Approach to Caste

Sadhu Mangalnidhidas

in Swaminarayan Hinduism: Tradition, Adaptation, and Identity

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780199463749
eISBN:
9780199086573
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199463749.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

Caste as a social construct in South Asia has long been a subject of controversy—igniting fierce debates, mediating a variety of political aims, and sometimes sparking conflict and violence. Hindu ... More


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