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The Missionary and the Maharajas: Cecil Tyndale-Biscoe and the Making of Modern Kashmir

The Missionary and the Maharajas: Cecil Tyndale-Biscoe and the Making of Modern Kashmir
Hugh Tyndale-Biscoe

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Cecil Tyndale-Biscoe polarised opinion in early-twentieth century India as a result of his unconventional methods of educating Kashmiris and his attempts to change the social order of a society steeped in old traditions. He was a man of contradictions: a Christian and a boxer, a missionary who made very few converts, a staunch supporter of British imperialism and a friend of Kashmir's political reformers. He made many enemies in the Hindu Establishment, who described him as `exceedingly a bad man and one too much fond of cricket'. He earned the respect of two successive Hindu Maharajas, as well as local Muslim leaders. Through the life of a unique individual, this book provides an insight into the challenges facing missionaries in the early twentieth century as well as essential background on the history and religious make-up of Kashmir.

Author Info

Hugh Tyndale-Biscoe is an acclaimed marsupial biologist, who served latterly as Chief Research Scientist at the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation's Division of Wildlife and Rangelands Research.

Bibliographic Info

Imprint: Radcliffe Press
Publisher: I.B.Tauris & Co. Ltd.

ISBN: 9781788314794
Publication Date: 18 Dec 2018
Number of Pages: 352
Height: 216
Width: 138
Illustrations: 25 black and white illustrations

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