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Gurus and Their Followers: New Religious Reform Movements in Colonial India

Gurus and Their Followers: New Religious Reform Movements in Colonial India

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Item Code: IDG025

by ANTONY COPLEY

Hardcover (Edition: 2000)

Oxford University Press
ISBN 0195649583

Language: English
Size: 5.6" X 8.8"
Pages: 235
Weight of the Book: 495 gms
Price: $37.50
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About the Author:

Antony Copley is Reader in Modern History at Rutherford College, University of Kent at Canterbury. He is the author of The Political Career of C. Rajagopalachari 1937-1954: A Moralist in Politics; C. Rajagopalachari: Gandhi's Southern Commander; Gandhi: Against the Tide; and Religions in Conflict: Ideology, Cultural Contact and Conversion in Late Colonial India.

About the Book:

This volume brings together essays on the new religious reform movements of the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries. The essays cover the Brahmo Samaj, the Ramakrishna Mission, the Arya Samaj, the Ahmadiya movement, the Theosophical Society and Aurobindo Ghose. The focus is on the remarkable religious and spiritual personalities who inspired new ways of thinking about religion and spirituality; their relationships to social and political change; and their profoundly inward and mystical approach to the religious life.

This volume will be of great interest to scholars of modern India, religious movements and reforms, and cultural history.

CONTENTS

SRI AUROBINDO

Contributorsix
Editorial Preface
Antony Copley
xi
A SYNOPTIC APPROACH
A Study in Religious Leadership and Cultism
Antony Copley
3
THE BRAHMO SAMAJ
Educating Women, Educating a Daughter: Babu
Navincandra Rai,
Lakshmi-Sarasvati Samvad(1869),
and Hemantkumari Chaudhurani
Ulrike Stark
33
THE RAMAKRISHNA MISSION
Swami Akhandananda's Sevavrata (Vow of Service) and
the Earliest Expressions of Service of Humanity in
the Ramakrishna Math and Mission
Gwilym Beckerlegge
59
The Ramakrishna Mission: Its Female Aspect
Hiltrud Rustau
83
THE ARYA SAMAJ AND THE AHMADIYYA MOVEMENT
'Kindly Elders of the Hindu Biradri': The Arya Samaj's
Struggle for Influence and its Effect on Hindu-Muslim
Relations, 1880-1925
Harald Fischer-Tine
107
'Duties of Ahmadi Women': Educative Processes in the Early
Stages of the Ahmadiyya Movement
Avril A. Powell
128
THE THEOSOPHICAL MOVEMENT
Theosophy as a Political Movement
Mark Bevir
159
Thinking Culture through Counter-culture: The Case of
Theosophists in India and Ceylon and their Ideas on
Race and Hierarchy (1875-1947)
Carla Risseuw
180
SRI AUROBINDO
'The Error of All "Churches" ': Religion and Spirituality in
Communities Founded or 'Inspired' by Sri Aurobindo
Peter Heehs
209
Index225
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