By Stephen Neill
This ebook, a sequel to Bishop Neill's A heritage of Christianity in India: The Beginnings to 1707, lines its topic from the demise of Aurunzib to the so-called Indian Mutiny. The heritage of India due to the fact that 1498 is of a huge disagreement of cultures and religions. considering the fact that 1757, the executive half during this war of words has been performed via Britain; and the Christian missionary company, specially on its academic aspect, has had a vital position. This publication depicts with admirable equity all of the a number of types of Christian religion that experience made touch with India. during this quantity, the Indian voice within the controversy starts in actual fact to be heard. Bishop Neill had was hoping it'd be heard much more basically 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 famous an element. regrettably, he died sooner than he may well write it.
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This meant, technically, that the Company and its servants were now incorporated into the Mughul system of administration. Practically, it meant that Clive and his subordinates were in full control of the affairs of Bengal, as far as securing the interests of the Company went, without being involved in the complex and dangerous task of general dominion. 5 BRITAIN SUPREME On the coruscations of flame succeeded a period of more sober illumination. Clive had been brilliant. Warren Hastings (1733-1818) had many great 18 India and Political Change, 1706-86 qualities, but these were less flamboyant than those of Clive and less likely to catch the eye of a casual beholder.
Both had a connection also with the University of Halle, where Professor A. H. Francke (1663-1727) had entered on the career which led him, following in the steps of Philipp Jakob Spener (1635-1705), to the position of leading pietist in Germany. An unexpected, yet perhaps not altogether unexpected, obstacle presented itself in the way of the candidates' going to India. 7 The bishop became convinced that the two young men before him were pietists, and informed the king that they were not suitable candidates for missionary work in India.
But the best testimony to the success of his work is perhaps the pathetic complaint registered by the young John Shore, at the time of writing not yet twenty-one years old, but later to become a devoted admirer of Hastings and the most pious governor-general to have served India before the arrival of Lord Irwin in 1926: The Court of Directors are actuated in such a spirit of reform and retrenchment, and so well seconded by Mr Hastings, that it seems that the rescission of all our remaining emoluments will alone suffice it.
A History of Christianity in India: 1707-1858 (Vol 2) by Stephen Neill