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Author Sengupta, Parna, 1971-

Title Pedagogy for religion : missionary education and the fashioning of Hindus and Muslims in Bengal / Parna Sengupta
Published Berkeley : University of California Press, [2011]
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Description 1 online resource (x, 211 pages)
Contents The molding of native character -- A curriculum for religion -- An object lesson in colonial pedagogy -- The schoolteacher as modern father -- Teaching gender in the colony -- Mission schools and Qur'an schools -- Conclusion : pedagogy for tolerance
Summary Offering a new approach to the study of religion and empire, this innovative book challenges a widespread myth of modernity-that Western rule has had a secularizing effect on the non-West-by looking closely at missionary schools in Bengal. Parna Sengupta examines the period from 1850 to the 1930s and finds that modern education effectively reinforced the place of religion in colonial India. Debates over the mundane aspects of schooling, rather than debates between religious leaders, transformed the everyday definitions of what it meant to be a Christian, Hindu, or Muslim. Speaking to our own t
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 189-204) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Church schools -- India -- Bengal -- History.
Education -- India -- Bengal -- History.
Hindus -- Education -- India -- Bengal -- History.
Muslims -- Education -- India -- Bengal -- History.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2011006067
ISBN 0520950410 (electronic bk.)
9780520950412 (electronic bk.)