Providence and the Raj: Imperial Mission and Missionary Imperialism

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SAGE Publications India, Sep 24, 1998 - Social Science - 272 pages
The interconnection between British Christianity and British imperialism in India is a widely acknowledged historical fact. Despite this, there are few books which study this phenomenon. Informed by an essentially Gramscian analysis of colonial discourse, this pioneering book identifies fundamental `religious′ and ideological commonalities that linked British policies in the domestic and imperial arenas and throws fresh light on the construction and collapse of the Raj.

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Religion and Politics after the Great
Gandhi and the Christian Imperialists
Political Elite and Christian College
The Uses of Literature and
Imperial Miniature
Gandhi Ruskin and the Christian Imperialists
The Intense Beliefs of Lionel George Curtis
Lionel Curtis
The Christian Imperialism of the DieHard Defenders
Lionel Curtis
Community Belief and Political Economy
References and Select Bibliography
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Gerald Studdert-Kennedy is in the Department of Political Science, University of Birmingham.

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