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Title Page, Copyright Page

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Contents

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pp. v-vi

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Preface

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pp. vii-

The title of this book provides the reason for writing it. None of the three words in its title—Hinduism, missionary, and religion—are Hindu words, although all three have been invoked in a Hindu context. It is a basic feature of all discourse that a thing must be described in ...

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Chapter I: The Antiquity and Continuity of the Belief that Hinduism Is Not a Missionary Religion

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pp. 1- 29

From the earliest times, the Hindus have appeared to outside observers as a non-missionary people, that is, a people not interested in converting others to their religion. The earliest record of the contact of the Hindus with people outside India pertains to the Persians, as...

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Chapter II: The Neo-Hindu Conviction that Hinduism Is a Non-Missionary Religion

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pp. 31- 62

During the modern period,1 that is, since 1800 AD, the general tendency within Hinduism has been to oppose conversion. In the main, this opposition has been directed at conversion from Hinduism, but it has often carried with it the implication that there may be no...

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Chapter III: Hinduism as a Missionary Religion: The Evidence from Vedic India

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pp. 63- 74

Hinduism in India is said to have evolved through the movements in chronological order of the following peoples: the Negrito; the Proto-Australoid; the Dravidian; and the Aryan.1 The Negritos were absorbed by the Proto-Australoids,2 the latter being known as Nisadas...

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Chapter IV: Hinduism as a Missionary Religion: The Evidence from Classical India

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pp. 75- 91

It could be maintained that while Hinduism may have been a missionary religion in Vedic times, it ceased to be so in post-Vedic times—the times to which alone the term Hinduism, according to one view, may be properly applied.1 Such a position leaves us with...

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Chapter V: Hinduism as a Missionary Religion: The Evidence from Medieval India

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pp. 93- 109

Medieval India is distinguished by the singular fact of Muslim domination of the sub-continent.1 The establishment of Muslim rule was a gradual process, but by 1200 AD, Islam had established itself as a major if not the paramount power on the subcontinent—a...

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Chapter VI: Hinduism as a Missionary Religion: The Evidence from Modern India

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pp. 111- 129

One of the early representative figures of modern Hinduism is Raja Rammohun Roy (1772/74–1833). He is actually called a missionary by Richard Church, when Church writes that “Rabindranath Tagore carried on the great work begun 150 years ago by Rammohun Roy, ...

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Conclusions

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One conclusion which emerges from the foregoing survey is the need to refine the religious vocabulary that is traditionally employed in discussing this issue. Three terms often come into play in such a context: a religion is sometimes described as a missionary...

Notes

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Bibliography

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Index of Terms

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Index of Names

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pp. 189-

Index of Subjects

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