Missionaries and a Hindu State: Travancore, 1858-1936

 
9780195655346: Missionaries and a Hindu State: Travancore, 1858-1936

This work examines the state-building process of Travancore and its relations with Christian missionaries and the British government. It investigates the nature of the "Hindu State", the relationship between missionaries and imperialism, education and medicine, and caste and state policies.

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Koji Kawashima is at Kokushikan University, Tokyo.

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Well-written and illuminating study ... in this impressive study he [Kawashima] analyses the changing interactions of missionaries, converts, the Government of Travancore and the British Raj with subtlety and scholarly insight. This is a very useful addition to the literature on religion and social and political change in South India. Commonwealth & Comparative Politics

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