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By Stephen Neill

ISBN-10: 0511520565

ISBN-13: 9780511520563

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ISBN-13: 9780521303767

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This e-book, a sequel to Bishop Neill's A heritage of Christianity in India: The Beginnings to 1707, lines its topic from the loss of life of Aurunzib to the so-called Indian Mutiny. The heritage of India considering 1498 is of a huge disagreement of cultures and religions. on the grounds that 1757, the executive half during this disagreement has been performed by way of Britain; and the Christian missionary company, particularly on its academic facet, has had a vital function. This publication depicts with admirable equity all of the quite a few types of Christian religion that experience made touch with India. during this quantity, the Indian voice within the controversy starts off truly to be heard. Bishop Neill had was hoping it might be heard much more essentially in a 3rd quantity tracing the tale to Independence in 1947 and the formation of the Church of South India during which he himself performed so well known a component. regrettably, he died sooner than he might write it.

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When Fabricius' New Testament appeared in 1772, its superiority was so immediately evident that before long the older version ceased to be used. This does not detract from the merits of the pioneer; where he had led the way it was not too difficult for others to follow. As soon as the revision of the New Testament in manuscript was completed, Ziegenbalg turned his attention to the Old Testament. The first allusion to this new labour appears in a letter of 13 September 1713 addressed to H. J. 26 There are repeated references in the letters of the later years.

As three of the councillors appointed went out to India with the fixed intention of opposing Hastings on every matter of importance, it was certain that he would be condemned to years of frustration and disappointment. '42 Just at the moment at which he needed more power to continue the great work that he had begun, such power as he had was taken from him. In the extensive literature on India produced in English in the last third of the eighteenth century one word recurs with almost monotonous iteration responsibility.

Himself a considerable scholar in Persian, he delighted in the society of learned men, and encouraged them in their pursuits. But business was more important than pleasure. A number of Brahmans learned in the law was commissioned to gather together all that was significant in the Hindu law of inheritance, family duties and so forth. When the material had been collected, it was found that there was no one who could translate it from Sanskrit into English. A Persian version was made, and from this Nathaniel Halhed, one of Hastings' proteges, translated it into English.

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