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Missionaries, rebellion and proto-nationalism

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The Rev. James Long was one of the most remarkable Protestant missionaries working in India in the nineteenth century. Sent to Calcutta at the age of 22 in 1840, he devoted his life to representing what he passionately believed were the best interests of the forgotten poor and oppressed among the Bengali population. Long was a central figure in the indigo planting controversy of 1861 and suffered imprisonment as a result. His memory is revered even today in modern India, where his contribution to the development of Bengali vernacular education, literature, history, and sociology is highly regarded. Dr Oddie has produced the first full-length biography of Rev Long, examining his work and activities in the context of his own background, philosophy and motivation as well as the political and cultural climate of the day. This book will add significantly to our knowledge of social movements in nineteenth century India and the colonial responses to them.
Some slight wear/rubbing to dust-jacket (please see photos) but otherwise in very good condition!

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Author(s):
Oddie
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Used: very good
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0700710280
ISBN-13:
9780700710287
Number of pages:
0
Publisher:
Curzon

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The Rev. James Long was one of the most remarkable Protestant missionaries working in India in the nineteenth century. Sent to Calcutta at the age of 22 in 1840, he devoted his life to representing what he passionately believed were the best interests of the forgotten poor and oppressed among the Bengali population. Long was a central figure in the indigo planting controversy of 1861 and suffered imprisonment as a result. His memory is revered even today in modern India, where his contribution to the development of Bengali vernacular education, literature, history, and sociology is highly regarded. Dr Oddie has produced the first full-length biography of Rev Long, examining his work and activities in the context of his own background, philosophy and motivation as well as the political and cultural climate of the day. This book will add significantly to our knowledge of social movements in nineteenth century India and the colonial responses to them.
Some slight wear/rubbing to dust-jacket (please see photos) but otherwise in very good condition!

Author(s):
Oddie
Condition:
Used: very good
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0700710280
ISBN-13:
9780700710287
Number of pages:
0
Publisher:
Curzon

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