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Keshab : Bengal's forgotten prophet

Author: John A Stevens, (Postdoctoral fellow)
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, [2018]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Keshab Chandra Sen (1838-84) was a religious leader and social reformer. His universalist interpretation of Hinduism found mass appeal in India, and generated considerable interest in Britain. His ideas on British imperial rule, religion and spirituality, global history, universalism and modernity were all influential, and his visit to England made him a celebrity. Many Britons regarded him as a prophet of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
History
Biography
Named Person: Keshub Chunder Sen; Keshub Chunder Sen
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John A Stevens, (Postdoctoral fellow)
ISBN: 0190901756 9780190901752
OCLC Number: 1019744683
Description: xiii, 309 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction --
2. Keshab in the Context of Nineteenth-Century Britain and Bengal --
3. `Truth is not European': Keshab on History, Empire, Other, Self --
4. Spectacle, Difference, Fear and Fantasy: Representations of Keshab in Victorian England --
5. Tensions and Transitions: 1870 --
77 --
6. Cuch Bihar Crisis and the Search for Universal Religion --
7. Conclusion: Universalism in an Imperial World.
Responsibility: John A. Stevens.

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Keshab Chandra Sen (1838-84) was a religious leader and social reformer. His universalist interpretation of Hinduism found mass appeal in India, and generated considerable interest in Britain. His ideas on British imperial rule, religion and spirituality, global history, universalism and modernity were all influential, and his visit to England made him a celebrity. Many Britons regarded him as a prophet of world-historical significance. Keshab was the subject of extreme adulation and vehement criticism. Accounts tell of large crowds prostrating themselves before him, believing him to be an avatar. Yet he died with relatively few followers, his reputation in both India and Britain largely ruined. As a representative of India, Keshab became emblematic of broad concerns regarding Hinduism and Christianity, science and faith, India and the British Empire. This study explores the transnational historical forces that shaped Keshab's life and work. It offers an alternative religious history of empire, characterized by intercultural dialogue and religious syncretism.

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