By William Ward
William Ward's account of the Hindu groups between whom he served as a Baptist missionary in Serampore in West Bengal was once first released in 1811 and reprinted during this 3rd variation in 1817. It was once an exceptionally influential paintings that formed British perspectives of the newly outlined entity of 'Hinduism' within the early 19th century. Ward and his fellow missionaries promoted social reforms and schooling, constructing the Serampore undertaking Press in 1800 and Serampore collage in 1818. Ward committed two decades to compiling his examine of Hindu literature, heritage, mythology and faith, which was once finally released in 4 volumes. It supplied richly unique details, and was once considered as authoritative for the subsequent fifty years. it truly is nonetheless a massive resource for researchers in parts together with Indian background, British colonialism, Orientalism and spiritual reviews. quantity four comprises translations from Hindu sacred texts and philosophical writings, and Ward's personal reflections on schooling.
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