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Indian Nationalism and Hindu Social Reform

by Charles Heimsath Princeton University Press
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Pbk 394 pages
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Mr. Heimsath presents here an intellectual history of the social reform movement among Hindus in India in the century between Ram Mohun Roy and Gandhi. Treating separately each major province in which reform movements flourished, he shows the many ways in which social reform was effected.


Originally published in 1964.


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  • Frontmatter, pg. i
  • PREFACE, pg. vii
  • CONTENTS, pg. xiii
  • I. The Social Revolt in Modern India, pg. 9
  • II. The Uniqueness of the Social Reform Movement, pg. 28
  • III. The Provincial Political Reform Movements, pg. 56
  • IV. The Provincial Social Reform Movements in Bengal, Bombay, and Madras, pg. 72
  • V. Dayananda Saraswati and the Social Reform Movement in Northern India, pg. 113
  • VI. The Emergence of Nationalism, pg. 131
  • VII. The Origin and Enactment of the Age of Consent Bill, pg. 147
  • VIII. Mahadev Govind Ranade and the National Social Conference, pg. 176
  • IX. Social versus Political Reform, pg. 205
  • X. The Local Social Reform Movements in Bombay, Madras, and Bengal, pg. 230
  • XI. The Local Social Reform Movements in Northern India, pg. 276
  • XII. The Reconstruction of Indian Nationalism, pg. 309
  • Epilogue, pg. 339
  • Appendices, pg. 353
  • Glossary, pg. 355
  • Bibliography, pg. 357
  • Index, pg. 373