The Oxford Handbook of Christianity in Asia

Avril Ann Powell, Muslims and Missionaries in Pre-Mutiny India (Richmond, UK: Curzon Press, 1993), 146. 9. Eugene Stock, The History of the Church ...

The Oxford Handbook of Christianity in Asia

Author: Felix Wilfred

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199341524

Page: 768

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Named by the International Bulletin of Missionary Studies as an Outstanding Book of 2014 for Mission Studies Despite the ongoing global expansion of Christianity, there remains a lack of comprehensive scholarship on its development in Asia. This volume fills the gap by exploring the world of Asian Christianity and its manifold expressions, including worship, theology, spirituality, inter-religious relations, interventions in society, and mission. The contributors, from over twenty countries, deconstruct many of the widespread misconceptions and interpretations of Christianity in Asia. They analyze how the growth of Christian beliefs throughout the continent is linked with the socio-political and cultural processes of colonization, decolonization, modernization, democratization, identity construction of social groups, and various social movements. With a particular focus on inter-religious encounters and emerging theological and spiritual paradigms, the volume provides alternative frames for understanding the phenomenon of conversion and studies how the scriptures of other religious traditions are used in the practice of Christianity within Asia.

Christians and Missionaries in India

He retained his Muslim name, “'Imad ud-din,”1 “pillar of the faith,” after baptism, ... Muslims and Missionaries in Pre-Mutiny India (London, 1993). 3.

Christians and Missionaries in India

Author: Robert Eric Frykenberg

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0700716009

Page: 288

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The assumption that Christianity in India is nothing more than a European, western, or colonial imposition is open to challenge. Those who now think and write about India are often not aware that Christianity is a non-western religion, that in India this has always been so, and that there are now more Christians in Africa and Asia than in the West. Recognizing that more understanding of the separate histories and cultures of the many Christian communities in India will be needed before a truly comprehensive history of Christianity in India can be written, this volume addresses particular aspects of cultural contact, with special reference to caste, conversion, and colonialism. Subjects addressed range from Sanskrit grammar to populist Pentecostalism, Urdu polemics and Tamil poetry.

Bombay Islam

The Religious Economy of the West Indian Ocean, 1840–1915 Nile Green ... Muslims and Missionaries in Pre-Mutiny India (Richmond: Curzon Press, 1993). 2.

Bombay Islam

Author: Nile Green

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139496638

Page:

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As a thriving port city, nineteenth-century Bombay attracted migrants from across India and beyond. Nile Green's Bombay Islam traces the ties between industrialization, imperialism and the production of religion to show how Muslim migration fueled demand for a wide range of religious suppliers, as Christian missionaries competed with Muslim religious entrepreneurs for a stake in the new market. Enabled by a colonial policy of non-intervention in religious affairs, and powered by steam travel and vernacular printing, Bombay's Islamic productions were exported as far as South Africa and Iran. Connecting histories of religion, labour and globalization, the book examines the role of ordinary people - mill hands and merchants - in shaping the demand that drove the market. By drawing on hagiographies, travelogues, doctrinal works, and poems in Persian, Urdu and Arabic, Bombay Islam unravels a vernacular modernity that saw people from across the Indian Ocean drawn into Bombay's industrial economy of enchantment.

American and Muslim Worlds before 1900

For more on the career of Pfander, consider: Avril Ann Powell, Muslims and Missionaries in Pre-Mutiny India, (London: Routledge, 2014), 132–57.

American and Muslim Worlds before 1900

Author: John Ghazvinian

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1350109533

Page: 256

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American and Muslim Worlds before 1900 challenges the prevailing assumption that when we talk about "American and Muslim worlds", we are talking about two conflicting entities that came into contact with each other in the 20th century. Instead, this book shows there is a long and deep seam of history between the two which provides an important context for contemporary events -- and is also important in its own right. Some of the earliest American Muslims were the African slaves working in the plantations of the Carolinas and Latin America. Thomas Jefferson, a slaveholder himself, was frequently called an "infidel" and suspected of hidden Muslim sympathies by his opponents. Whether it was the sale of American commodities in Central Asia, Ottoman consuls in Washington, orientalist themes in American fiction, the uprisings of enslaved Muslims in Brazil, or the travels of American missionaries in the Middle East, there was no shortage of opportunities for Muslims and inhabitants of the Americas to meet, interact and shape one another from an early period.

Creating a New Medina

M. Suleyman Jan, Salar, Muslim League, Muzaffarnagar1 Besides the ... 3 Avril A. Powell, Muslims and Missionaries in Pre-Mutiny India (New Jersey, 1993).

Creating a New Medina

Author: Venkat Dhulipala

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107052122

Page: 544

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"Discusses the fundamental assumptions regarding the foundations of Pakistani nationalism as well as our current understanding of the roots of its postcolonial identity crisis"--

Making a Muslim

Reading Publics and Contesting Identities in Nineteenth-Century North India S. Akbar Zaidi ... Pre-Mutiny India (London: Curzon Press, 1992), 6.

Making a Muslim

Author: S. Akbar Zaidi

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108490530

Page: 300

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Post 1857, colonial India witnessed the emergence of numerous new forms of Muslim identities, some emerging as new Islamic 'sects' (maslaks), and others based on educational priorities. This book critically examines, how a feeling of utter humiliation - zillat - acted as an agentive force allowing Muslims to remake their many identities.

Missionary Discourses of Difference

Powell, A. A. (1993) Muslims and Missionaries in Pre-Mutiny India (Richmond: Curzon). Pratt, M. L. (1992) Imperial Eyes: travel writing and transculturation ...

Missionary Discourses of Difference

Author: E. Cleall

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137032391

Page: 243

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Missionary Discourse examines missionary writings from India and southern Africa to explore colonial discourses about race, religion, gender and culture. The book is organised around three themes: family, sickness and violence, which were key areas of missionary concern, and important axes around which colonial difference was forged.

The Oxford History of the British Empire Volume IV The Twentieth Century

Indian Army, for instance, was Muslim), the mistakes of the nationalist ... 8 Avril A. Powell, Muslims and Missionaries in Pre-Mutiny India (London, 1993), ...

The Oxford History of the British Empire  Volume IV  The Twentieth Century

Author: Judith Brown

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191542393

Page: 800

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The Oxford History of the British Empire is a major new assessment of the Empire in the light of recent scholarship and the progressive opening of historical records. From the founding of colonies in North America and the West Indies in the seventeenth century to the reversion of Hong Kong to China at the end of the twentieth, British imperialism was a catalyst for far-reaching change. The Oxford History of the British Empire as a comprehensive study allows us to understand the end of Empire in relation to its beginnings, the meaning of British imperialism for the ruled as well as the rulers, and the significance of the British Empire as a theme in world history. Volume IV considers many aspects of the 'imperial experience' in the final years of the British Empire, culminating in the mid-century's rapid processes of decolonization. It seeks to understand the men who managed the empire, their priorities and vision, and the mechanisms of control and connection which held the empire together. There are chapters on imperial centres, on the geographical 'periphery' of empire, and on all its connecting mechanisms, including institutions and the flow of people, money, goods, and services. The volume also explores the experience of 'imperial subjects' - in terms of culture, politics, and economics; an experience which culminated in the growth of vibrant, often new, national identities and movements and, ultimately, new nation-states. It concludes with the processes of decolonization which reshaped the political map of the late twentieth-century world.

Religious Controversy in British India

1830-1850 (London, 1976), 146-57; Muslim and Missionaries in Pre-Mutiny India (Curzon Press, 1988), revised version of "Contact and Controversy between ...

Religious Controversy in British India

Author: Kenneth W. Jones

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791408285

Page: 291

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This book opens the doors to a social and cultural sphere beyond the limited world of the English-speaking elite and provides the basis for an understanding of religious controversy and internal reform. It explores the dynamics of religious interaction and conflict that points toward later developments of communalism and religious separatism still plaguing the subcontinent. Religious Controversy in British India reveals a world expressed in South Asian dialects that has been closed to many scholars and students of the subcontinent. During the nineteenth century polemical religious literature and those who wrote it mobilized groups and led them back to the “fundamentals.” Sacred texts supporting movements were translated and made available in inexpensive editions. Even texts from the well established oral tradition were put into print. This process was often initiated in response to Christian missionary activity, a response that ultimately expanded to include other religions. In this book, scholars examine the writings of Hindus, Muslims, and Sikhs responsible for significant changes within different communities and for a heightened sense of boundary-defining identity.

The Indian Uprising Of 1857 8

Avril A. Powell, Muslims and Missionaries in Pre-Mutiny India, London, Curzon, 1993. Siraj ul Haq Qureshi, Munshi Sayyid Ismail Husain Munir Shikohabadi aur ...

The Indian Uprising Of 1857 8

Author: Clare Anderson

Publisher: Anthem Press

ISBN: 1843313871

Page: 220

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An in-depth study of the 1857 Indian mutiny-rebellion, exploring the political and social themes of this remarkable phenomenon.

Russian Rule in Samarkand 1868 1910

A Comparison with British India Alexander Morrison ... 130 Avril Powell, Muslims and Missionaries in Pre-Mutiny India (London, 1993), 43–75,120–4.

Russian Rule in Samarkand 1868 1910

Author: Alexander Morrison

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199547378

Page: 364

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Based on extensive archival research in Russia, India, and Uzbekistan, and containing much source material translated from Russian, Russian Rule in Samarkand uses a comparative approach to examine the structures, personnel, and ideologies of Russian rule in Turkestan, taking Samarkand and the surrounding region as a case-study.

Approaches to History

Essays in Indian Historiography Sabyasachi Bhattacharya. 18. 19. 20. 21. ... Avril Ann powell, Muslims and Missionaries in Pre-Mutiny India, richmond, 1993.

Approaches to History

Author: Sabyasachi Bhattacharya

Publisher: Primus Books

ISBN: 9380607172

Page: 366

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History as a social science is arguably more self-reflective than associated disciplines in that family. Other social scientists seem to see little reason to look beyond the paradigm they are developing in the present times. Historians on the other hand, tend to depend on the cumulative process of the development of their craft and the fund of accumulated knowledge. Yet, while this is acknowledged in the practice of research, Historiography in itself as a subject of study has rarely found its place in the syllabi of Indian universities. Knowledge of Historiography is taken for granted when a scholar plunges into research. In an attempt to address this lacuna, the Indian Council of Historical Research (ICHR) has planned a series of volumes on Historiography comprising articles by subject specialists commissioned by the ICHR. The first volume in the series, Approaches to History: Essays in Indian Historiography brings to the readers the first fruits of that endeavour. While the essays encompass areas of research presently at the frontiers of new research, scholars will also find the bibliographies accompanying the essays of significant appeal.

Scottish Orientalists and India

... religious interchange with Muslims subsequently took place, Avril A. Powell, Muslims and Missionaries in Pre-Mutiny India (Richmond, 1993), chapter 2.

Scottish Orientalists and India

Author: Avril Ann Powell

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer

ISBN: 1843835797

Page: 318

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A detailed assessment of how Western thinking about India developed in the nineteenth century, focusing on the exceptionally full lives of the scholar-administrator Muir brothers.

The British Missionary Enterprise Since 1700

Powell, Avril A. Muslims and Missionaries in Pre-Mutiny India. London Studies on South Asia No. 7. Richmond, UK: Curzon Press, 1993.

The British Missionary Enterprise Since 1700

Author: Jeffrey Cox

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134877560

Page: 336

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Missions are an important topic in the history of modern Britain and of even wider importance in the modern history of Africa and many parts of Asia. Yet, despite the perennial subject matter, and the publication of a large number of studies of particular aspects of missions, there is no recent, balanced overview of the history of the missionary moment during the last three hundred years. The British Missionary Enterprise since 1700 moves away from the partisan approach that characterizes so many writers in field and instead views missionaries primarily as institution builders rather than imperialists or heroes of social reform. This balanced survey examines both Britain as the home base of missions and the impact of the missions themselves, while also evaluating the independent initiatives by African and Asia Christians. Also addressed are the previously ignored issues of missionary rhetoric, the predominantly female nature of missions, and comparisons between British missions and those from other predominantly Protestant countries including the United States. Jeffrey Cox brings a fresh and much needed overview to this large, fascinating and controversial subject.

Window on the East

The most notable exceptions were the English churches in colonial India, whose debates with ... Muslims and Missionaries in Pre-Mutiny India (London, 1993).

Window on the East

Author: Robert Geraci

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 1501724290

Page: 408

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Robert Geraci presents an exceptionally original account of both the politics and the lived experience of diversity in a society whose ethnic complexity has long been downplayed. For centuries, Russians have defined their country as both a multinational empire and a homogeneous nation-state in the making, and have alternately embraced and repudiated the East or Asia as fundamental to Russia's identity. The author argues that the city of Kazan, in the middle Volga region, was the chief nineteenth-century site for mediating this troubled and paradoxical relationship with the East, much as St. Petersburg had served as Russia's window on Europe a century earlier. He shows how Russians sought through science, religion, pedagogy, and politics to understand and promote the Russification of ethnic minorities in the East, as well as to define themselves. Vivid in narrative detail, meticulously argued, and peopled by a colorful cast including missionaries, bishops, peasants, mullahs, professors, teachers, students, linguists, orientalists, archeologists, and state officials, Window on the East uses previously untapped archival and published materials to describe the creation (sometimes intentional, sometimes unintentional) of intermediate and new forms of Russianness.

Acts of Authority Acts of Resistance

Theater and Politics in Colonial and Postcolonial India Nandi Bhatia ... According to Avril Powell, Muslims and Missionaries in Pre-mutiny India (Richmond, ...

Acts of Authority Acts of Resistance

Author: Nandi Bhatia

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 9780472024629

Page: 216

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Despite its importance to literary and cultural texts of resistance, theater has been largely overlooked as a field of analysis in colonial and postcolonial studies. Acts of Authority/Acts of Resistance seeks to address that absence, as it uniquely views drama and performance as central to the practice of nationalism and anti-colonial resistance. Nandi Bhatia argues that Indian theater was a significant force in the struggle against oppressive colonial and postcolonial structures, as it sought to undo various schemes of political and cultural power through its engagement with subjects derived from mythology, history, and available colonial models such as Shakespeare. Bhatia's attention to local histories within a postcolonial framework places performance in a global and transcultural context. Drawing connections between art and politics, between performance and everyday experience, Bhatia shows how performance often intervened in political debates and even changed the course of politics. One of the first Western studies of Indian theater to link the aesthetics and the politics of that theater, Acts of Authority/Acts of Resistance combines in-depth archival research with close readings of dramatic texts performed at critical moments in history. Each chapter amplifies its themes against the backdrop of specific social conditions as it examines particular dramatic productions, from The Indigo Mirror to adaptations of Shakespeare plays by Indian theater companies, illustrating the role of theater in bringing nationalist, anticolonial, and gendered struggles into the public sphere. Nandi Bhatia is Associate Professor of English at the University of Western Ontario.

The Oxford History of the British Empire Volume V Historiography

... and Kings: Muslims and Christians in South India (Cambridge, 1989) and Avril Ann Powell's, Muslims and Missionaries in PreMutiny India (London, 1993).

The Oxford History of the British Empire  Volume V  Historiography

Author: Robin Winks

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191542415

Page: 756

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The Oxford History of the British Empire is a major new assessment of the Empire in the light of recent scholarship and the progressive opening of historical records. From the founding of colonies in North America and the West Indies in the seventeenth century to the reversion of Hong Kong to China at the end of the twentieth, British imperialism was a catalyst for far-reaching change. The Oxford History of the British Empire as a comprehensive study helps us to understand the end of Empire in relation to its beginning, the meaning of British imperialism for the ruled as well as for the rulers, and the significance of the British Empire as a theme in world history. This fifth and final volume shows how opinions have changed dramatically over the generations about the nature, role, and value of imperialism generally, and the British Empire more specifically. The distinguished team of contributors discuss the many and diverse elements which have influenced writings on the Empire: the pressure of current events, access to primary sources, the creation of relevant university chairs, the rise of nationalism in former colonies, decolonization, and the Cold War. They demonstrate how the study of empire has evolved from a narrow focus on constitutional issues to a wide-ranging enquiry about international relations, the uses of power, and impacts and counterimpacts between settler groups and native peoples. The result is a thought-provoking cultural and intellectual inquiry into how we understand the past, and whether this understanding might affect the way we behave in the future.