By Stephen Neill

This e-book, a sequel to Bishop Neill's A heritage of Christianity in India: The Beginnings to 1707, strains its topic from the loss of life of Aurunzib to the so-called Indian Mutiny. The historical past of India for the reason that 1498 is of a major disagreement of cultures and religions. in view that 1757, the manager half during this disagreement has been performed via Britain; and the Christian missionary company, specially on its academic facet, has had an important position. This booklet depicts with admirable equity the entire a number of kinds of Christian religion that experience made touch with India. during this quantity, the Indian voice within the controversy starts off basically to be heard. Bishop Neill had was hoping it might be heard much more in actual fact in a 3rd quantity tracing the tale to Independence in 1947 and the formation of the Church of South India during which he himself performed so sought after a component. regrettably, he died ahead of he may write it.

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This established, mirrored, and in some cases challenged the hierarchies and oppositions within and between English, Australian, and Indian societies. Confidence in the power and influence of exhibitions was expressed across the British Empire. ” The New South Wales commissioners for the Colonial and Indian Exhibition were even more confident about the advantages of participating in exhibitions. 17 Furthermore, the exhibition court could provide an advertisement for “the Europeanization” of the colony; that is, evidence of its progress and attractiveness as a new home for emigrants.

Commissioners situated the trinity of panels to ensure that they greeted visitors entering the turnstiles in the main entrance hall. 87 Critics praised the terracotta work for its resemblance to traditional stained glass work, the purity 01-C1483 01/22/2001 4:31 PM Page 19 Exhibitions and the New Imperialism / 19 of its jointing, the reduced labor required, and the integration of the images with the general wall and architectural space. 89 Seemingly apolitical, these panels were self-conscious emblems for the language and consequent roles of industrialism, labor, and race in defining the cultural hierarchy and connections of the British Empire.

95 This was, in a sense, imperialism as the national culture or civil religion in England and, less successfully, in India and Australia. ” 96 The idea of cultural federation was implicit in the exhibition experience and the series of such shows across the British Empire gave it continuity, accessibility, and a language, providing both an index and reflex for ideas of imperial federation and commonwealth. The exhibitions represented the idea of association, which conflated concerns about national culture, social integration, the free-trade market, and imperial federation within colonies and between the latter and Britain.

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