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Sati and the Civilising Mission

Andrea Major, University of Leeds The prohibition of sati (widow-burning) by Governor General Lord William Bentinck in December 1829 is often held up as one of the crowning achievements of the British colonial state in India. In a Monty Python … Continue reading

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Podcast: Other Times, Other Places – Parallels from Historical Research and International Practice

Institute for Voluntary Action Research in association with the Voluntary Action History Society on 7 December 2009 Georgina Brewis of the Institute for Volunteering Research John Hailey of City University ABSTRACT This seminar is about the past and the future … Continue reading

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Empire and Mission: Singing from the Same Hymn Sheet?

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Andrea Pass, University of Oxford In September 1947, amidst ‘the vast horror of fear and suffering’ in post-Partition Delhi, Dr Ruth Roseveare, an Anglican missionary of St Stephen’s Community, drew comfort from her knowledge of ‘a new Kingdom’ of Heaven … Continue reading

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Carols and Curry? Christmas in the Indian Mission Field

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Andrea Pass, University of Oxford It was certainly a far cry from turkey and plum pudding, a far cry from holly and mistletoe, and a far cry from candlelit carolling in a snowy English churchyard. For Christmas dinner in 1920, … Continue reading

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