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Educating Conscience in Mid-19th Century British India

Tuesday, February 25, 2020, 05:30pm - 07:30pm

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The Rutgers Center for British Studies invites you to a Faculty Workshop Featuring

Seth Koven

G.E. Lessing Distinguished Professor of History and Poetics

Rutgers University NB, Department of History


The colonial state’s meddling in the marriage between the Brahmin Luxmeebae and her Christian convert husband, Narayen Ramchundur, unleashed potent political emotions across mid-19th century Britain and India. Their dispute provoked riots in India, but its legal resolution was celebrated in Britain for bringing "Liberty of Conscience" to India.

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Location: Academic Bldg. West, Rm.6051
Quiyana Butler will send you a copy of the chapter draft, which you are encouraged to read in advance. Dinner will be served.