William Ward's account of the Hindu groups between whom he served as a Baptist missionary in Serampore in West Bengal was once first released in 1811 and reprinted during this 3rd variation in 1817. It was once a really influential paintings that formed British perspectives of the newly outlined entity of 'Hinduism' within the early 19th century. Ward and his fellow missionaries promoted social reforms and schooling, developing the Serampore venture Press in 1800 and Serampore collage in 1818. Ward dedicated 20 years to compiling his research of Hindu literature, background, mythology and faith, which was once finally released in 4 volumes. It supplied richly specified info, and used to be considered as authoritative for the following fifty years. it's for that reason nonetheless a big resource for researchers in components together with Indian heritage, British colonialism, Orientalism and non secular reports. quantity 2 makes a speciality of locations of worship, ritual practices, and ideology approximately dying and reincarnation.
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