The Intercollegian Volume N . 23

The Intercollegian Volume N . 23

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1901 edition. Excerpt: a procession attended by nearly 100, ooo people to the conference pandal. The object of this movement is to prevent orthodox Hinduism from losing its hold on educated classes and masses. This is to be achieved by promoting the study of Sanscrit, and by teaching the religion of the Vedas and Puranas and the rules of social and religious usage in colleges and schools. There are about 700 associations connected with this movement, and about $120,000 have been collected for the furtherance of its objects. In Delhi and Benares, Hindu colleges have been started to promote this revival. The student has more than orthodox Hinduism to face. Theosophy has entered India, and attempts to allegorize and nationalize Hinduism. But the most influential Indians regard this as a retrograde movement. A leading paper speaks of Mrs. Besant's efforts as pouring Darwinian wine into Vaishnanite bottles, which is sure to burst the bottles. It adds: "We cannot resist a feeling of sadness at the sight of this Ophelia, who has garlanded her head so profusely with flowers culled from the wild growths of Puranic extravagance. Still more sad is the sight of the gaping graduates in whom the chloroformic fumes of her eloquence send off reason to sleep, and who believe everything that falls from her lips to be true." The Indian student has also presented to him the theistic movement. The Brahmo Somaj and the Prarthana Somaj are superior to popular Hinduism, and hence satisfy some men who would but for them have embraced Christianity. These theistic bodies are resultants between the forces of Christianity and Hinduism. They are half-way houses on the road from the religion of the Trident to the religion of the Cross--expedients for escaping on the one hand the...
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