By Stephen Neill
This booklet, a sequel to Bishop Neill's A background 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 historical past of India on account that 1498 is of a big disagreement of cultures and religions. in view that 1757, the executive half during this disagreement has been performed through Britain; and the Christian missionary company, specifically on its academic part, has had an important position. This ebook depicts with admirable equity all of the a number of varieties of Christian religion that experience made touch with India. during this quantity, the Indian voice within the controversy starts off basically to be heard. Bishop Neill had was hoping it'd be heard much more truly in a 3rd quantity tracing the tale to Independence in 1947 and the formation of the Church of South India within which he himself performed so popular a component. regrettably, he died sooner than he might write it.
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Over ﬁfty major exhibitions ﬁlled the colonial horizon after the Great Exhibition. ” 52 Australian and South Asian cities were among the most active in this far-ﬂung exhibition culture, hosting a series of agricultural, art, industrial, intercolo- 01-C1483 01/22/2001 4:31 PM Page 11 Exhibitions and the New Imperialism / 11 nial, and international shows to display their social and cultural progress and invite commerce. 53 Exhibition advocates throughout the British Empire agreed with those bold claims, and an exhibition rivalry soon developed among host cities.
In this case, the exhibition revealed class divisions rather than the intended mid-Victorian social unity. The imperial and national portraits painted at the exhibitions contained their own hierarchies. Sometimes exhibition ofﬁcials worked within the wider social structures outside of the event; at other times, they challenged them. Jules Joubert, executive commissioner for the Calcutta International Exhibition, confronted strong opposition in his attempt to invite South Asian women in purdah to leave their isolated private sphere for a public walk through the exposition grounds.
Were exhibitions ephemeral events? Did colonial exhibitions leave lasting legacies in Australia and India? Did such seemingly ephemeral events affect the host society in Britain as well, long after ofﬁcial closings? Historical studies of expositions often emphasize the ephemeral character of the exhibition experience and the exhibits themselves, mirroring the comments of some contemporaries. Rudyard Kipling recalled the ﬂeeting moments during which he enjoyed “the full freedom of . . 62 My research demonstrates that exhibitions produced not only momentary results, but also long-term legacies at the personal and collective levels.
A History of Christianity in India: 1707-1858 by Stephen Neill