By Stephen Neill
This ebook, a sequel to Bishop Neill's A background of Christianity in India: The Beginnings to 1707, strains its topic from the dying of Aurunzib to the so-called Indian Mutiny. The heritage of India given that 1498 is of a big war of words of cultures and religions. due to the fact that 1757, the manager half during this disagreement has been performed by means of Britain; and the Christian missionary firm, particularly on its academic aspect, has had a crucial function. This ebook depicts with admirable equity all of the a number of types of Christian religion that experience made touch with India. during this quantity, the Indian voice within the controversy starts in actual fact to be heard. Bishop Neill had was hoping it'd be heard much more sincerely in a 3rd quantity tracing the tale to Independence in 1947 and the formation of the Church of South India within which he himself performed so favourite an element. regrettably, he died ahead of he may write it.
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The frame of any inquiry into a phenomenon such as thuggee is to a large extent defined by the judicial procedures and institutions that produced the sources in the first place. Is it at all possible to say anything that does not, in one way or the other, simply reiterate the judgment of the authorities who criminalised the practices in question to begin with? 39 This book is divided into three parts. Part I: Chapter 1 is a thorough discussion of the methodological issues related to the primary material concerning thuggee and to the use of trial-records and evidence derived from informers.
Patton was certain, however, that a permanent revenue settlement, which secured the interests and right of the zamindars would make them cease to support the criminals. The argument that nothing could be achieved in terms of reducing highway robbery without the support of the zamindars, yet again emphasised the connection between landed interests, the revenue settlement and the introduction of law and order. Accordingly, it was in a period of turbulence, marked above all by the measures to establish the authority of the colonial state upon new regions, that thuggee was first encountered by the British.
38 A more general contribution I hope to make is in this case primarily methodological. The frame of any inquiry into a phenomenon such as thuggee is to a large extent defined by the judicial procedures and institutions that produced the sources in the first place. Is it at all possible to say anything that does not, in one way or the other, simply reiterate the judgment of the authorities who criminalised the practices in question to begin with? 39 This book is divided into three parts. Part I: Chapter 1 is a thorough discussion of the methodological issues related to the primary material concerning thuggee and to the use of trial-records and evidence derived from informers.
A History of Christianity in India: 1707-1858 by Stephen Neill