Rammohun Roy and the making of Victorian Britain / Lynn Zastoupil.

Zastoupil, Lynn, 1953-
New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.
Palgrave studies in cultural and intellectual history.
Palgrave studies in cultural and intellectual history
xiv, 262 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Rammohun Roy, Raja, 1772?-1833.
Rammohun Roy, Raja, 1772?-1833 -- Political and social views.
Statesmen -- India -- Biography.
Social reformers -- India -- Biography.
Unitarians -- India -- Biography.
Celebrities -- Great Britain -- Biography.
Bengal (India) -- Biography.
Transnationalism -- Case studies.
Great Britain -- History -- 1714-1837.
Social reformers -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century.
"This book investigates Rammohun Roy as a transnational celebrity. It examines the role of religious heterodoxy--particularly Christian Unitarianism--in transforming a colonial outsider into an imagined member of the emerging Victorian social order. It uses his fame to shed fresh light on nineteenth-century British reformers, including advocates of liberty of the press, early feminists, free trade imperialists, and constitutional reformers such as Jeremy Bentham. Rammohun Roy's intellectual agendas are also interrogated, particularly how he employed Unitarianism and the British satiric tradition to undermine colonial rule in Bengal and provincialize England as a laggard nation in the progress towards rational religion and political liberty"--Provided by publisher.
Introduction: The celebrated Rammohun Roy
The Unitarians
Rammohun Roy, Thomas Jefferson, and the Bible
Rammohun Roy, celebrity Unitarian
Slavery and sati
Rammohun Roy and early Victorian feminism
Liberty of the press
Free trade and a reformed Parliament
Provincializing England
Rammohun Roy, MP?
Epilogue: A fitting statue on College Green
Appendix A: Half a Christian?
Appendix B: Rammohun Roy's presentation letter to the Duke of Sussex.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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