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Keshab: Bengal’s Forgotten Prophet

BENGAL’S FORGOTTEN PROPHET

1 June 2018

John A Stevens

A religious leader and social reformer, Keshab Chandra Sen was a powerful and controversial figure in nineteenth-century Bengal. His universalist interpretation of Hinduism found mass appeal in India and generated considerable interest in Britain, but as the subject of both extreme adulation and vehement criticism, Sen died with relatively few followers. This book examines the transnational historical forces that shaped his life and work, and, in the process, puts forward an alternative religious history of empire.

Oxford University Press, 312 pages, Rs 2,375

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