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A Hindu Education: Early Years of the Banaras Hindu University

Leah Renold


This book provides a comprehensive account of the Banaras Hindu University (BHU), India's first residential university and the result of Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya's efforts to establish a Hindu university in the country. This book not only discusses the origins and development of the BHU, but also the challenges and issues that the school faced. It studies Malaviya's efforts to introduce religious education in BHU — and even make it mandatory — and his response to Mahatma Gandhi's efforts to boycott the university. It also describes the lives of the students in the campus and its academic, i ... More

Keywords: Banaras Hindu University, religious education, Hindu education, late colonial period, Madan Mohan Malaviaya, Mahatma Gandhi

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780195674835
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195674835.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Leah Renold, author
Department of History, University of Virginia