Author: Amiya P. Sen
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
"Social and religious reform in colonial India has often been written about without an effort to highlight the wide-ranging debates that affected it. The volume is thus the first work to focus on 'reform' as a disputed concept. It traces the critical contestations around the phenomenon of reform as it affected the largest community of British India - the Hindus. The essays identify major issues within the history of socio-religious reform that grew into passionate public debates."--BOOK JACKET.