Observations on the State of Society Among the Asiatic Subjects to Great Britain, Particularly with Respect to Morals, and on the Means of Improving it


Author: Charles Grant

Publisher: N.A


Category: Hindus

Page: 234

View: 4776

This essay became a much publicized plea for the toleration of Christian educational and missionary activities in India. Being presented to the East India Company's Court of Directors on August 16, 1797 by Charles Grant, and to the House of Commons in 1813, the Commons ordered its general printing in 1813.

Observations on the State of Society Among the Asiatic Subjects of Great Britain: Particularly with Respect to Morals: And on the Means of Improving I


Author: Christian Frederick Swartz,Charles Grant,East India Company Court of Directors

Publisher: Sagwan Press

ISBN: 9781376976205

Category: History

Page: 116

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A History of Christianity in India



Author: Stephen Neill

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521893329

Category: History

Page: 600

View: 5785

This book traces its subject from the death of Aurunzib to the so-called Indian Mutiny. The history of India since 1498 is of a tremendous confrontation of cultures and religions. Since 1757, the chief part in this confrontation has been played by Britain; and the Christian missionary enterprise has had a very important role.

Immigrants in the Lands of Promise

Italians in Buenos Aires and New York City, 1870 - 1914


Author: Michael Adas

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 0801455251

Category: History

Page: 452

View: 2422

Over the past five centuries, advances in Western understanding of and control over the material world have strongly influenced European responses to non-Western peoples and cultures. In Machines as the Measure of Men, Michael Adas explores the ways in which European perceptions of their scientific and technological superiority shaped their interactions with people overseas. Adopting a broad, comparative perspective, he analyzes European responses to the cultures of sub-Saharan Africa, India, and China, cultures that they judged to represent lower levels of material mastery and social organization. Beginning with the early decades of overseas expansion in the sixteenth century, Adas traces the impact of scientific and technological advances on European attitudes toward Asians and Africans and on their policies for dealing with colonized societies. He concentrates on British and French thinking in the nineteenth century, when, he maintains, scientific and technological measures of human worth played a critical role in shaping arguments for the notion of racial supremacy and the "civilizing mission" ideology which were used to justify Europe's domination of the globe. Finally, he examines the reasons why many Europeans grew dissatisfied with and even rejected this gauge of human worth after World War I, and explains why it has remained important to Americans. Showing how the scientific and industrial revolutions contributed to the development of European imperialist ideologies, Machines as the Measure of Men highlights the cultural factors that have nurtured disdain for non-Western accomplishments and value systems. It also indicates how these attitudes, in shaping policies that restricted the diffusion of scientific knowledge, have perpetuated themselves, and contributed significantly to chronic underdevelopment throughout the developing world. Adas's far-reaching and provocative book will be compelling reading for all who are concerned about the history of Western imperialism and its legacies. First published to wide acclaim in 1989, Machines as the Measure of Men is now available in a new edition that features a preface by the author that discusses how subsequent developments in gender and race studies, as well as global technology and politics, enter into conversation with his original arguments.

Rule of Sympathy

Sentiment, Race, and Power, 1750-1850


Author: A. Rai

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0312299176

Category: History

Page: 225

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The Rule of Sympathy is a social and historical critique of sympathy in British discourse in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century. Although initially associated with feminized or effeminate forms of sentimental discourse (the romance, the novel, the gothic), sympathy came to function as a key technology of gender and race in new evangelical social movements, such as abolitionism and missionizing. Amit Rai argues that sympathy was a paradoxical mode of power. The differences of racial, gender and class inequalities that increasingly divided the object and agent of sympathy were precisely what must be bridged through identification. Yet without such differences, which were differences of power, sympathy itself would be impossible. This paradoxical mode of power transformed the ways in which people came to think of how best to manage, order, and govern individuals and populations in the late eighteenth century.

Mastering Western Texts

Essays on Literature and Society for A.N. Kaul


Author: A. N. Kaul,Sambudha Sen

Publisher: Orient Blackswan

ISBN: 9788178240695

Category: American literature

Page: 304

View: 2192

This Volume Will Interest All Students Of English And American Studies; Colonialism And Nationalism; Culture And Gender Issues; The Complex Relation Between Literture And Society; And The Even More Complex Relationship Between Western Texts And Indian Leaders.

Sir John Malcolm and the Creation of British India


Author: J. Harrington

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230117503

Category: History

Page: 253

View: 1138

Through his writings, the leading East India Company servant, Sir John Malcolm helped to shape the historical thought of British empire-building in India. This book uses his works to examine the intellectual history of British expansion in South Asia, and shed light on the history of orientalism and indirect rule and the formation of British power.

A History of English Education in India

Its Rise, Development, Progress, Present Condition and Prospects, Being a Narrative of the Various Phases of Educational Policy and Measures Adopted Under the British Rule from Its Beginning to the Present Period, (1781 to 1893) ...


Author: Syed Mahmood

Publisher: N.A


Category: Education

Page: 274

View: 8193

The Quest for the Origins of Vedic Culture

The Indo-Aryan Migration Debate


Author: Edwin Bryant

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199881332

Category: Religion

Page: 416

View: 8604

Western scholars have argued that Indian civilization was the joint product of an invading Indo-European people--the "Indo-Aryans"--and indigenous non-Indo European peoples. Although Indian scholars reject this European reconstruction of their country's history, Western scholarship gives little heed to their argument. In this book, Edwin Bryant explores the nature and origins of this fascinating debate.

Macaulay and Son


Author: Catherine Hall

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300189184

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 384

View: 1203

Thomas Babington Macaulay's History of England was a phenomenal Victorian best-seller which shaped much more than the literary culture of the times: it defined a nation's sense of self, charting the rise of the British Isles to its triumph as a homogenous nation, a safeguard of the freedom of belief and expression, and a central world power. In this book Catherine Hall explores the emotional, intellectual, and political roots of Thomas Macaulay's vision of England, tracing the influence of his father's career as a colonial governor and drawing illuminating comparisons between the two men.

The Modern Review


Author: Ramananda Chatterjee

Publisher: N.A


Category: India

Page: N.A

View: 9436

Includes section "Reviews and notices of books".

Aryans and British India


Author: Thomas R. Trautmann

Publisher: Yoda Press

ISBN: 9788190227216

Category: India

Page: 260

View: 6234

In this landmark study, Thomas Trautmann delves into the intellectual accomplishments of the languages and nations concept in British India, as well as the darker politics of race hatred which emerged out of it. He challenges the racial hypothesis through a powerful analysis of the feeble evidence upon which it is based. Issued for the first time in paperback format, this edition includes a new Preface in which the author discusses further ideas on the understanding of the Aryan theory and the languages and nations project, as well as the new scholarship supporting such ideas. The new preface also discusses the Aryan debate in contemporary India, which looks for a link between Aryans, Sanskrit, the Veda and the Indus Valley Civilization, and which has in recent times broadened into a tremendously politicized controversy. A compelling and carefully researched work, Aryans and British India has become mandatory reading, since its first publication in 1997, for historians, political scientists and commentators, anthropologists, and linguists, as well as scholars and students of cultural studies.