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Pedagogy for Religion

Sengupta, Parna:
Pedagogy for Religion : Missionary Education and the Fashioning of Hindus and Muslims in Bengal / Parna Sengupta. - Berkeley [u.a.] : University of California Press, 2011. - X, 211 S.
ISBN 978-0-520-26829-6
US$ 65,00 / £ 44,95 (Hardcover)
ISBN 978-0-520-26831-9
US$ 26,95 / £ 18,95 (Paperback)
ISBN 978-0-520-95041-2
US$ 26,95 (e-book)
DDC: 371.07125414
-- Angekündigt für August 2011 --

Offering a new approach to the study of religion and empire, this innovative book challenges a widespread myth of modernity—that Western rule has had a secularizing effect on the non-West—by looking closely at missionary schools in Bengal. Parna Sengupta examines the period from 1850 to the 1930s and finds that modern education effectively reinforced the place of religion in colonial India. Debates over the mundane aspects of schooling, rather than debates between religious leaders, transformed the everyday definitions of what it meant to be a Christian, Hindu, or Muslim. Speaking to our own time, Sengupta concludes that today’s Qur’an schools are not, as has been argued, throwbacks to a premodern era. She argues instead that Qur’an schools share a pedagogical frame with today’s Christian and Muslim schools, a connection that plays out the long history of this colonial encounter. [Verlagsinformation]

Acknowledgments. ix
Introduction: Pedagogical Frames and Colonial Difference. 1
1. The Molding of Native Character. 23
2. A Curriculum for Religion. 40
3. An Object Lesson in Colonial Pedagogy. 61
4. The Schoolteacher as Modern Father. 81
5. Teaching Gender in the Colony. 102
6. Mission Schools and Qur'an Schools. 123
Conclusion: Pedagogy for Tolerance. 150
Notes. 161
Bibliography. 189
Index. 205.

PARNA SENGUPTA is Associate Director of Stanford Introductory Studies at Stanford University.

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