By Usha Sanyal
Introduces the mythical chief of the nice 20th-century Sunni circulation.
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The first three Indian universities were inaugurated in 1857. 044 10/12/2004 4:11 PM Page 17 EIGHTEENTH- AND NINETEENTH-CENTURY BACKGROUND 17 This embrace of Western learning was but an aspect of a wider reform movement under Raja Ram Mohan Roy, founder of the Brahmo Samaj in Calcutta, who sought to reform the Hinduism of his day in the light of a perceived golden age accessed through the study of ancient Sanskrit texts. That earlier form of Hinduism, for Roy, was characterized by rationalism and simplicity rather than the idol worship of contemporary times.
044 10/12/2004 4:11 PM Page 16 16 AHMAD RIZA KHAN BARELWI languages and Hindu and Muslim law, as well as Western subjects, before sending them out into the countryside as administrators. Less well known is the College at Fort St. George, Madras, founded in 1812 by Francis Ellis, which trained the British in Indian languages and Indians in Hindu and Muslim law simultaneously (Cohn, 1996: 47–53). When this Orientalist approach gave way, from the 1820s, to the supporters of “reform” and “liberalism,” the purpose of education became to instil British values.
George, Madras, founded in 1812 by Francis Ellis, which trained the British in Indian languages and Indians in Hindu and Muslim law simultaneously (Cohn, 1996: 47–53). When this Orientalist approach gave way, from the 1820s, to the supporters of “reform” and “liberalism,” the purpose of education became to instil British values. ” If this meant that down the road they would also want self-rule – as he thought they must – this was to be welcomed, for the new political order would be one that represented “an imperishable empire of our arts and our morals, our literature and our laws” (Metcalf and Metcalf, 2002: 81).
Ahmad Riza Khan (Makers of the Muslim World) by Usha Sanyal