Born to a socially respected and devout Muslim family in Delhi, he spent his early
life as a scholar and teacher in ... Abdool Messeeh," Missionary Register 15 (
1827): 449-453; Avril Powell, Muslims and Missionaries in Pre-Mutiny India (
Author: Gerald H. Anderson
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
"The book also features cross-references throughout, a bibliography accompanying each entry, an elaborate appendix listing biographies according to particular categories of interest, and a comprehensive index."--BOOK JACKET.
The Religious Economy of the West Indian Ocean, 1840–1915 Nile Green ... and
Historical Process in South Asia (Madras: New Era, 1982); and A. A. Powell, Muslims and Missionaries in Pre-Mutiny India (Richmond: Curzon Press, 1993). 2
Author: Nile Green
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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.
6. Ibid., 27–28. 7. K. S. Nathan et al., eds., Islam in Southeast Asia (Singapore:
Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, 2005), 55–56. 8. Avril Ann Powell, Muslims and Missionaries in Pre-Mutiny India (Richmond, UK: Curzon Press, 1993), 146.
Author: Felix Wilfred
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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.
He retained his Muslim name, “'Imad ud-din,”1 “pillar of the faith,” after baptism,
because it was perceived to be as aptly ... in British India: Deoband, 1860-1900 (
Princeton, N.I., 1982); A. A. Powell, Muslims and Missionaries in Pre-Mutiny India
Author: Robert Eric Frykenberg
Publisher: Psychology Press
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.
State Power, Islam, and the Quest for Pakistan in Late Colonial North India
Venkat Dhulipala. 6 Urdu Press, Public Opinion and ... 3 Avril A. Powell, Muslims and Missionaries in Pre-Mutiny India (New Jersey, 1993). The journalist
Author: Venkat Dhulipala
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
This book examines how the idea of Pakistan was articulated and debated in the public sphere and how popular enthusiasm was generated for its successful achievement, especially in the crucial province of UP (now Uttar Pradesh) in the last decade of British colonial rule in India. It argues that Pakistan was not a simply a vague idea that serendipitously emerged as a nation-state, but was popularly imagined as a sovereign Islamic State, a new Medina, as some called it. In this regard, it was envisaged as the harbinger of Islam's renewal and rise in the twentieth century, the new leader and protector of the global community of Muslims, and a worthy successor to the defunct Turkish Caliphate. The book also specifically foregrounds the critical role played by Deobandi ulama in articulating this imagined national community with an awareness of Pakistan's global historical significance.
Avril A.Powell, Muslims and Missionaries in Pre-Mutiny India (London,1993),
chaps. 3–4; “Processes of Conversion to Christianity in Nineteenth Century North
-Western Inwritten in Hindustani (Urdu) and forwarded to the Church Missionary ...
Author: Richard Fox Young
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
Honoring historian Robert Eric Frykenberg, the essays in this collection avoid the pitfall of Eurocentric, top down historiographies and instead adopt and adapt Frykenberg s own Indocentric, bottom up approach, thus accentuating indigenous agency in the emergence of Christianity as an Indian religion. / Contributors: Peter B. Andersen, Michael Bergunder, Judith M. Brown, John B. Carman, Gunnel Cederlf, Daniel Jeyaraj, Chandra Mallampalli, Geoffrey A. Oddie, Avril A. Powell, Rosemary Seton, Wilbert R. Shenk, Martha Lund Smalley, Brian Stanley, Richard Fox Young.
encounter between Catholics and Muslims in the Mughal court is only a small
part of it.103 To be sure, in the Jesuit ... of the nineteenth century, for which see
Avril A. Powell, Muslims and Missionaries in Pre-Mutiny India (Richmond: 1993).
Author: Muzaffar Alam
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Between the mid-sixteenth and early nineteenth century, the Mughal Empire was an Indo-Islamic dynasty that ruled as far as Bengal in the east and Kabul in the west, as high as Kashmir in the north and the Kaveri basin in the south. The Mughals constructed a sophisticated, complex system of government that facilitated an era of profound artistic and architectural achievement. They promoted the place of Persian culture in Indian society and set the groundwork for South Asia's future development. In this volume, two leading historians of early modern South Asia present nine major joint essays on the Mughal Empire, framed by an essential introductory reflection. Making creative use of materials written in Persian, Indian vernacular languages, and a variety of European languages, their chapters accomplish the most significant innovations in Mughal historiography in decades, intertwining political, cultural, and commercial themes while exploring diplomacy, state-formation, history-writing, religious debate, and political thought. Muzaffar Alam and Sanjay Subrahmanyam center on confrontations between different source materials that they then reconcile, enabling readers to participate in both the debate and resolution of competing claims. Their introduction discusses the comparative and historiographical approach of their work and its place within the literature on Mughal rule. Interdisciplinary and cutting-edge, this volume richly expands research on the Mughal state, early modern South Asia, and the comparative history of the Mughal, Ottoman, Safavid, and other early modern empires.
Missionary Register , Jan . 1845 . 88 Powell , Muslims and Missionaries in Pre - Mutiny India , p . 162 . 89 “ The extensive and flourishing printing establishment
connected with the orphan Schools not only affords abundant employment to the
Author: Sanjay Sharma
Publisher: School of Oriental & African Studies University of London
"This social history draws on primary materials to address the hitherto neglected period of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century and the problem of famines. It covers a range of issues including colonial policy, Indian social conditions, political economy, crime, philanthropy, health, disease, and environmental questions."--BOOK JACKET.
This Book Is Based On Many Years Of Investigation Into The Activities Of English Protestant Educational Missionaries In India, Canoning Itself Chiefly With The Cultural Impact Of Missioanry Education On The Growth Of Modern India.
... and Christianity in Northern India 1833-1857 : The Relations between Muslims
and Protestant Missionaries in the North - Western Provinces and Oudh ( unpubl .
Ph.D. thesis ) . London 1983 . Muslims and Missionaries in Pre - Mutiny India .
Its propaganda effort was a direct response to the worldwide intensification of
Christian proselytism among Muslim ... in order to demonstrate how Islam “ fell
short of Christianity " ; A . Powell , Muslims and Missionaries in Pre - Mutiny India
Author: Nathalie Clayer
Publisher: Oxford University Press
In the enormous literature on the Muslim world, one of the few gaps in our knowledge is the status of Islam in inter-war Europe, an imbalance this book aims to address. The Muslim population of Europe in the period from 1918-1939 was not one of isolated islands of belief and practice. Rather, there was far more interaction between Muslim communities than had hitherto been imagined. For example, there was much correspondence and exchange of ideas between the Ahmadi-Lahori missions of Berlin and Woking, near London, and Albanian religious leaders. Other topics discussed in this book include the earlier than imagined emergence of notions of a distinctly 'European' Islam, the fraught interplay of politics and Islam, especially the development by some governments of Muslim 'agendas', the richness and importance of debates within Europe's Muslim community, the attempts by the Nazis to foment 'jihad' and the modus operandi of trans-national networks.
One was reform or islah of the community in order to protect it from growing ' un -
Islamic influences ' and the other to challenge European ... Powell , A A , Muslims and Missionaries in Pre - Mutiny India , Curzon , London , Press1993 .
28 She clearly brings out the difference made by the 1857 Revolt to the attitude of
the missionaries . ... Avril A . Powell , Muslims and Missionaries in Pre - Mutiny India ( London , 2003 ) ; Gulfishan Khan , Indian Muslim Perceptions of the West
Author: Mushirul Hasan
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Category: Political Science
Moderate or Militant argues that Indian Muslims have been misunderstood both by the nationalist discourse and the West. Using seminal texts on modern Islam and the writings of modern Indian Muslim thinkers, Mushirul Hasan discusses the pluralism of Indian Muslims and the importance of strengthening secularism in India.
Muslims and missionaries in pre - mutiny India . London : Curzon Press , 1993 .
Race , A . Christians and religious pluralism . London : SCM , 1983 . Ragg ,
Laura , and Lonsdale Ragg ( eds . ) . The gospel of Barnabas . Oxford : OUP ,
Studies in Indian Arts, Philosophy, and Interreligious Dialogue : in Honour of
Bettina Bäumer Sadananda Das, Ernst ... Avril Ann Powell , Muslims and Missionaries in Pre - Mutiny India , Surrey : Curzon Press , 1993 ; id . , ' Muslim -
Author: Sadananda Das
Category: Art de l'Inde
This Inspirational Guide To An Open, Critical Exchange Between India And The West Is Framed As A Tribute To Dr. Bettina Baumer, An Eminent Scholar Of Indology. Comprising 32 Essays, Segregated Into Three Sections Indian Philosophy And Spirituality, Indian Arts And Aesthetics, And Interreligious And Intercultural Dialogue.
Bayly , Susan , Saints , goddesses and kings : Muslims and Christians in South
Indian society , 17001900 ( Cambridge ... Powell , Avril A . , Muslims and missionaries in pre - mutiny India ( Richmond , Surrey : Curzon Press , 1993 ) .
Author: Rhodes Professor of Imperial History Andrew Porter, PH.D.Publish On: 2004
Missionary work in India , notably in Bengal , Madras and the Punjab , has
received serious attention from British and ... in South Indian Society 1700–1900
( Cambridge , 1989 ) ; Avril A. Powell , Muslims and Missionaries in pre - Mutiny India ...
Author: Rhodes Professor of Imperial History Andrew Porter, PH.D.
This is the only book that addresses the relations between religion, Protestant missions, and empire building, linking together all three fields of study by taking as its starting point the early eighteenth century Anglican initiatives in colonial North America and the Caribbean. It considers how the early societies of the 1790s built on this inheritance, and extended their own interests to the Pacific, India, the Far East and Africa. Fluctuations in the vigour and commitment of the missions, changing missionary theologies, and the emergence of alternative missionary strategies, are all examined for their impact on imperial expansion. Other themes include the international character of the missionary movement, Christianity's encounter with Islam, and major figures such as David Livingstone, the state and politics, and humanitarianism, all of which are viewed in a fresh light. This monumental study shows that the missionary movement had a far more complex and ambiguous relationship with the Empire than has previously been thought, and will be widely welcomed by students and scholars of imperial history and the history of religion.