Missionary education and empire in late colonial India, 1860-1920 [electronic resource] /
Hayden J.A. Bellenoit.
London : Pickering & Chatto, 2007.
xiv, 273 p.
1851968946 (hbk.), 9781851968947 (hbk.)
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London : Pickering & Chatto, 2007.
1851968946 (hbk.)
9781851968947 (hbk.)
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'Essential ... reading for anyone concerned with subcontinental religion and the missionary impulse in the post-Mutiny period, Bellenoit's project is formidably researched and closely argued.'
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Contributing simultaneously to both British imperial and Indian history, this book demonstrates that missionary understandings and interactions with India, rather than being party to imperial ideologies, often diverged from metropolitan and imperial norms.
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Empire Studies, Religious Studies, Indian History, Victorian Studies
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Focusing on late colonial India, Bellenoit analyses education in colonial society. Most scholars view missionary teachers as handmaidens of the empire, and their theology as intrinsically imperialistic. However, Bellenoit argues that their interaction with India led them away from imperial norms; a simplistic division of colonisers and colonised is insufficient to explain power relations in late colonial India.
Table of Contents
Knowledge, religion and education in early modern Indiap. 11
British fears and Indian society in the emergence of north Indian education, c. 1860-1920p. 32
Between East and West : orientalism, representations of and engagements with Indiap. 62
The failures of education and its sociological bearingsp. 90
Religious interaction, the curriculum and Indian contestations of late colonial knowledgep. 121
Maintaining missionary influence : nationalism, politics, and the Raj c. 1870-1920p. 154
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