By Stephen Neill
This ebook, a sequel to Bishop Neill's A heritage of Christianity in India: The Beginnings to 1707, strains its topic from the demise of Aurunzib to the so-called Indian Mutiny. The background of India considering 1498 is of a massive disagreement of cultures and religions. due to the fact that 1757, the manager half during this war of words has been performed through Britain; and the Christian missionary firm, particularly on its academic facet, has had an important function. This e-book depicts with admirable equity all of the a number of kinds of Christian religion that experience made touch with India. during this quantity, the Indian voice within the controversy starts off in actual fact to be heard. Bishop Neill had was hoping it might be heard much more sincerely in a 3rd quantity tracing the tale to Independence in 1947 and the formation of the Church of South India within which he himself performed so popular an element. regrettably, he died ahead of he may well write it.
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14 At the age of twenty-seven he had accomplished all his immediate objectives and could return to England covered with glory. The triumph of the English in the south, still the main scene of their activities in India, had been complete. But, before many years had passed, their attention was to be drawn by changed circumstances to Bengal. It was a misfortune for both India and Bihar that the young successor of C A1I Vardi Khan as governor (subahdar) of Bengal and Bihar, Siraj-ud-daula, The English Take a Hand 15 soon showed himself wholly unfitted for the burden that had been laid upon him.
The book was sent to Halle with the clear intention that it should be printed and circulated in Europe. It did not meet with a favourable reception. A. H. 17 The manuscript slept undisturbed on the shelves at Halle for more than a century and a half, until it was discovered by the diligence of Dr W. Germann, who added to his many other services to Christianity in India the publication of the original German text. Ziegenbalg was prepared to give much time to language study and to the investigation of Hindu ideas and customs.
On 22/3 June Clive reached Plassey, with an army of 800 Europeans and 2,200 sepoys and topasses (people of mixed descent), and found himself within reach of the nawaby whose troops exceeded his own in number by considerably more than ten to one. Should he attack, or should he wait? Wisely he decided to attack. When the battle was joined, it proved to be little more than a skirmish, decided by fighting which lasted no more than a few hours. As soon as the English began to advance, panic spread in the ranks of the nawab's army; the French artillerymen withdrew into safety, and Clive's army had nothing to do but to chase a flying foe.