New Ideas in India During the Nineteenth Century

A Study of Social, Political, and Religious Developments

Author: John Morrison
Language: English
Wordcount: 59,781 / 193 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 43.3
LoC Category: D
Downloads: 373
Added to site: 2006.04.26
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Genre: History
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ago, students of Kayasth (clerk) caste were excluded from the Sanscrit College in Calcutta. Now, without any new ordinance, they are admitted, as among the privileged castes, and the idea of the brotherhood of man has thus made way. The silent invasion is strikingly illustrated in the official Report on Female Education in India, 1892 to 1897. On a map of India within the Report, the places where female education was most advanced were coloured greener according to the degree of advance--surely most inappropriate colouring, though that is not our business. The map showed a strip of the greenest green all round the sea-coast. There the unobserved new influence came in. The _Census Report_ for 1901 showed the same silently obtruding influence from over the sea in the case of the education of males. Many such silent changes might be noted. And yet again, the most diverse ideas may be observed side by side in a strange chequer. In the closing years of the nineteenth century, the University of C

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