ISBN 9788121502733,Modern Religious Movements In India

Modern Religious Movements In India



Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt Ltd

Publication Year 1998

ISBN 9788121502733

ISBN-10 812150273X

Hard Back

Number of Pages 485 Pages
Language (English)


The book deals about the fresh religious movements which appeared in India since the effective introduction of western influence. The old religions are the soil from which the modern movements spring, and it is found that the seed, in the main, has been sown by missions. The first fresh religious movement appeared in 1828, and the intellectual awakening of India began to manifest itself distinctly about the same period. Though great systems like Hindusim, Buddhism, Jainism, Zoroastrianism, and Muhammadanism are not included in this study, but still their constant activity and influence is kept in mind throughout the investigation. Thus the period extends from 1803-1910. Contents 1. Historical outline of the period 2. Movements favouring serious reform, 1828-1913 3. Reform checked by defence of the old faiths, 1870-1913 4. Full defence of the old religions, 1870-1913 5. Religious nationalism, 1895-1913 6. Social reform and service, 1828-1913 7. Significance of the movements