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Socio-Religious Reform Movements in British India

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ISBN-10: 0521031052

ISBN-13: 9780521031059

Edition: 2006

Authors: Kenneth W. Jones, Gordon Johnson, C. A. Bayly, John F. Richards

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This volume in The New Cambridge History of India looks at the numerous nineteenth-century movements for social and religious change--Christian, Hindu, Muslim, Sikh, and Zoroastrian--that used various forms of religious authority to legitimize their reform programs. Such movements were both indigenous and colonial in their origins, and the author shows how each adapted to the challenge of competing nationalisms as political circumstances changed. The volume considers the overall impact of British rule on the whole sphere of religion, social behavior, and culture.
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Book details

List price: $27.99
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 11/2/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 260
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.858
Language: English

John F. Richards is Professor of History at Duke University. He is the author of The Mughal Empire (1993) and Mughal Administration in Golconda (1975) and the editor of Land, Property and the Environment (2001). He is coeditor of World Deforestation in the Twentieth Century (1988) and Global Deforestation and the Nineteenth-Century World Economy (1983).

List of maps
Preface
Note on transliteration
Concepts and context
Bengal and northeastern India
The Gangetic core: Uttar Pradesh and Bihar
Punjab and the northwest
The central belt and Maharashtra
The Dravidian South
The twentieth century: socio-religious movements in a politicised world
Conclusion: religion in history
Glossary of Indian terms
Bibliographic essay
Index