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Tin authors unique spelling of Indian names is archaie and virtually insupportable to the fashionable reader. i've got UK-retore followed the fashionable approved spelling, and for the laborious paintings of transliteration 1 am indebted to L.Tcj Ram, M.A., Profcssorof arithmetic on the Kandhlr collage, Kapiirthulti. The authors textual content und notes have remained ntmitcrcd, yet the place precious 1 have further extra notes, with the intention to be present in brackets, tty permission of the govt of the Punjab, i'm enabled to breed, many of the effects got by way of the new exam of the manuscript files of the Sikh days, that have lengthy been mendacity within the records of the Civil Secretariat. Int his connexion 1 were vastly assisted via L.Situ Hum Kohly, U.A., the rwureh pupil in of the paintings. except this, he has been of significant in getting ready the complete quantity and, specifically, within the drawing up of the Hihliogruphy. eventually, 1 smooth my wry thankful ttuuik Hto the lion. Mr, J.I. Thomson, I.C.S., leader Secretary to the govt of the Punjab, who has kindly regarded during the manuscript and to whom 1 um indebted for lots of precious trace and suggestions.11. L.t).

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The Vedic people’s name for themselves, ‘the noble’ (arya), was taken up by the Nazis as an indirect result of Vedic scholarship in Germany. Veneration of the Veda and ignorance of its content caused some credulous Hindus to attribute German scientific advances to German knowledge of the Veda. 38 Hinduism Ancient and Modern A nineteenth-century movement that continues to the present day, the Arya Samaj, founded by a brahman, Dayananda Sarasvati (1824–83), holds that the Rig Veda is the key to Hindu reform.

All this the British sought to accomplish by counting up and listing the complexities of Indian society. Gandhi awoke Indians to their true Indianness, made them reject their loyalty to the British colonial overlord and, from the British perspective, made them again unruly and differentiated by their own various divisions (‘sign-ridden’). But these divisions were precisely the result of colonial enumeration, of the censuses. It was the fault of the British that Indians saw themselves as ‘Hindu’ and ‘Muslim’, because those categories would not have persisted had it not been for the colonial juggernaut.

Endless studies of Kipling and of Forster’s A Passage to India are complemented by generalizations from reading Flaubert on North Africa, and general travel literature. Certainly history and literary history have to be rewritten, and the evil empire exposed, but a clear and full account is called for rather than endless theorization on the basis of minute instances. Postcolonialism is a thriving academic empire; an idea whose time to rule has come. 57 Marxism once held sway. 58 Conclusion In this chapter I have looked at the outlines of modernity, and noted what little part India and Hinduism had to play in its development.

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