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Author Zastoupil, Lynn, 1953-
Title Rammohun Roy and the making of Victorian Britain [electronic resource] / Lynn Zastoupil
Imprint New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, c2010
book jacket
Descript 1 online resource (xiv, 262 p.)
Series Palgrave studies in cultural and intellectual history
Palgrave studies in cultural and intellectual history
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [229]-244) and index
Introduction: The celebrated Rammohun Roy -- The Unitarians -- Rammohun Roy, Thomas Jefferson, and the Bible -- Rammohun Roy, celebrity Unitarian -- Slavery and sati -- Rammohun Roy and early Victorian feminism -- Liberty of the press -- Free trade and a reformed Parliament -- Provincializing England -- Rammohun Roy, MP? -- Epilogue: A fitting statue on College Green -- Appendix A: Half a Christian? -- Appendix B: Rammohun Roy's presentation letter to the Duke of Sussex
This book investigates Rammohun Roy as a transnational celebrity. It examines the role of religious heterodoxy - particularly Christian Unitarianism - in transforming a colonial outsider into an imagined member of the emerging Victorian social order̐Μư It uses his fame to shed fresh light on nineteenth-century British reformers, including advocates of liberty of the press, early feminists, free trade imperialists, and constitutional reformers such as Jeremy Bentham. Rammohun Roy's intellectual agendas are also interrogated, particularly how he employed Unitarianism and the British satiric tradition to undermine colonial rule in Bengal and provincialize England as a laggard nation in the progress towards rational religion and political liberty
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Link Print version: Zastoupil, Lynn, 1953- Rammohun Roy and the making of Victorian Britain. New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, c2010 9780230616806 (DLC) 2009052984 (OCoLC)468976159
Subject Rammohun Roy, Raja, 1772?-1833
Rammohun Roy, Raja, 1772?-1833 -- Political and social views
Statesmen -- India -- Biography
Social reformers -- India -- Biography
Unitarians -- India -- Biography
Celebrities -- Great Britain -- Biography
Bengal (India) -- Biography
Transnationalism -- Case studies
Great Britain -- History -- 1714-1837
Social reformers -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century
19th century
Bengal (India)
Case studies
Great Britain
Political and social views
Rammohun Roy
Social reformers
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY -- Historical. bisacsh
HISTORY. bisacsh
Electronic books
Alt Author Palgrave Connect (Online service)
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