Rammohun Roy And The Making Of Victorian Britain

Hardcover | July 15, 2010

byLynn Zastoupil

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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 order  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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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 order  It uses his fame to shed fresh light on nineteenth-century British reformers, including ad...

Lynn Zastoupil is J. J. McComb Professor of History at Rhodes College. He is the author of John Stuart Mill and India (1994) and co-editor, with Martin Moir, of The Great Indian Education Debate (1999).

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:276 pages, 9.33 × 6.28 × 0.92 inPublished:July 15, 2010Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 13:9780230616806

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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

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“Lynn Zastoupil’s work constitutes a pioneering effort in the discovery of Rammohun’s engagement with European-Christian public culture. It provides a most comprehensive and empirically detailed history of the encounter between Rammohun and the European public sphere (and most specifically with British social history). This book will remain an indispensable resource for scholars in the coming years.”—H-Net“The transnational lineaments of early nineteenth-century radical thought in Britain and elsewhere are traced in this learned and illuminating book.  Zastoupil has made an important contribution to our understanding of the world that Rammohun Roy and his allies sought to change.”—Dane Kennedy, Elmer Louis Kayser Professor of History and International Affairs, George Washington University“Skillfully weaving the ideas and international celebrity of Rammohun Roy into the religious and intellectual development of modern Britain, Zastoupil brilliantly illuminates critical exchanges and conflicts among Europeans, Indians, and Americans.”—Michael H. Fisher, Danforth Professor, Oberlin College“Rammohun Roy remains a foundational figure in the political, social and religious history of South Asia. Zastoupil’s outstanding work illuminates not only early nineteenth-century India, it also throws new light on early Victorian Britain.”—C.A. Bayly, Professor of History, University of Cambridge“Zastoupil’s analysis of Rammohun Roy’s encounter with early Victorian religious and social reformers is a most welcome and refreshing addition to what many might have otherwise thought was an already well-documented life. This study of a most remarkable figure, whose impact rippled around the globe, charts new pathways into the transnational flow of people and ideas.”—Douglas M. Peers, Dean and Associate Vice President Graduate, York University