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Author Oddie, Geoffrey A., 1932-
Title Imagined Hinduism : British Protestant missionary constructions of Hinduism, 1793-1900 / Geoffrey A. Oddie.
Imprint New Delhi ; Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Sage Publications, 2006.

Author Oddie, Geoffrey A., 1932-
Subject Missions, British -- India -- History -- 18th century.
Missions, British -- India -- History -- 19th century.
Protestants -- India -- History -- 18th century.
Protestants -- India -- History -- 19th century.
Protestant churches -- Relations -- Hinduism.
Hinduism -- Relations -- Protestant churches.
Description 1 online resource (374 pages) : illustrations
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Note digitized 2010 HathiTrust Digital Library committed to preserve pda
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 350-364) and index.
Summary This important book explores the emergence and subsequent refinement of the idea of Hinduism as it developed among British Protestant missionaries in the late eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. The author demonstrates how the missionaries' construction of Hinduism grew out of their own roots in post-Enlightenment Europe, their Christian conception of religion, the colonial reality of India, and their need to 'know the enemy' in order to spread Christianity more effectively. Drawing upon missionary writings, Geoffrey Oddie shows how the early view of Hinduism as pagan or heathen settled into.
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Reproduction Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010.
System Details Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents 1. Hinduism in travel and missionary accounts, 1600-1800 -- 2. Hinduism as represented by Protestant friends of mission in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries -- 3. Orientalist models and missionary scholarship -- 4. Hinduism in missionary education and training -- 5. The emergence of a dominant paradigm -- William Carey : a pioneer's journey of exploration -- William Ward's History -- 6. The guardians -- consolidating the paradigm : Duff, Mundy and others -- 7. Hinduism in missionary society periodical literature -- 8. A changing context : some general developments affecting missionary perceptions of Hinduism, 1850-1900 -- 9. Critics and commentators on the dominant view, 1850-1900 -- 10. Empathy or otherness? : changing evaluations of Hinduism in the nineteenth century -- 11. Gender issues in the construction of Hinduism with special reference to the Church of England Zenana Missionary Society, 1880-1900.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9788132109211 (electronic bk.)
813210921X (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 775460298
Additional Format Print version: Oddie, Geoffrey A., 1932- Imagined Hinduism. New Delhi ; Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Sage Publications, 2006 0761934480 (DLC) 2005036060 (OCoLC)62615951

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