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*Ahir, D. C. Buddhism in North India and Pakistan. New Delhi: Sri Satguru Publications, 1998.

Alam, M. The Crisis of Empire in Mughal North India: Awadh and the Punjab, 1707-48. New York: 1986.

*Aalund, Flemming and Simon Rastén.  Indo-Danish Heritage Buildings of Serampore: Survey Report by the Serampore Initiative of the National Museum of Denmark. 2010 [electronic edition].

*"Characters. A Prayer Directed by the Brahmins to be Offered up to the Supreme Being; Written Originally in the Shanscrit Language, and translated by C. W> Boughton Rouse, Esq; from a Persic Version  of Dara Shekoo, a Son of Shah Jehan, Emperor of Hindostan.  From the Institutes of the Great Timour, improperly called Tamerlane, Published by Jos. White, B. D., &c. &c." The Annual Register, or a View of the History, Politics, and Literature, for the Years 1784 and 1785. London: Printed for J. Dodsley, in Pall-Mall, 1787.  127-129.

*Appasmy, A. J.  The Theology of Hindu Bhakti.  In Indian Theological Library.  No. 5.  Gen. ed. T. V. Philip.  Serampore: The Senate of Serampore College and The Christian Literature Society, 1970.

Archer, M. India and British Portraiture, 1770-1825. London: Sotheby Parke Bernet, 1979.

_______ and Ronald Lightbrown. India Observed: India as Viewed by British Artists, 1760-1860: An Exhibition Organised by the Library of the Victoria and Albert Museum as Part of the Festival of India, 26 April-5 July 1982. London: Victoria and Albert Museum, 1982.

*Arnold, David. Science, Technology, and Medicine in Colonial India. The New Cambridge History of India. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2000.

*Asiatic Annual Register or, a View of the History of Hindustan and of the Politics, Commerce and Literature of Asia, 1799-1805. Vols. I-VI; Vol. XI  London: Wilson & Co., Printers, 1800-1808; London: Printed for T. Cadell and W. Davies, (Booksellers to the Asiatic Society) in the Strand; and Black, Parry, and Kingsbury (Booksellers to the Honourable the East-India Company) in Leadenhall Street, 1811..

*Bacon, Thomas. First Impressions and Studies from Nature in Hindostan; Embracing An Outline of the Voyage to Calcutta and Five Years' Residence in Bengal and the Doab, from MDCCCXXXI to MDCCCXXXVI. 2 vols., London: William H. Allen and Co., 1837. 

*Bandyopadhyay, Sekhar, ed. Bengal: Rethinking History.  Essays in Historiography. New Delhi: Manohar, International Centre for Bengal Studies, 2001. 

*Banerjee, Tapan.  The Mission of Danes from Tranquebar to Serampore.  Chandannagore, Hooghly: Sm. Sabita Banerjee, 2013.

*Barnett, Richard B.  North India Between Empire: Adadh, the Mughals, and the British, 1720-1801.  Berkeley: University of California Press, 1980.

*Barua, Apratim. "Widow-burning in India." TLS: The Times Literary Supplement. no. 5153, January 4, 2002, p. 15.

*Basham, A. L., ed. A Cultural History of India. New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 1975, reprinted 2000.

*Baumer, Rachel M. ed. Aspects of Bengali History and Society. Asian Studies at Hawaii, No. 12. [Honolulu]: The University Press of Hawaii, 1976.

*Bayly, C. A. Indian Society and the Making of the British Empire. The New Cambridge History of India. II. 1.Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1988.

Bayly, C. A., ed. The Raj: India and the British 1600-1947. London: National Portrait Gallery, 1990.

*Bayly, Susan. Caste, Society and Politics in India from the Eighteenth Century to the Modern Age. The New Cambridge History of India, Volume 4, Number 3. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1999. 

Bean, Susan S. Yankee India: Commercial and Cultural Encounters in the Age of Sail, forthcoming.

Bearce, George. British Attitudes toward India 1784-1858. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1961.

Bose, Nemai Sadhan. The Indian Awakening and Bengal. Calcutta:   1969.

Buch, Maganlal A. Rise and Growth of Indian Liberalism. Baroda: Atmaram Printing Press, 1938.

Buchanan, Francis. Geographical, Statistical, and Historical Description of the District, or Zila, of Dinajpur... Bengal ... Calcutta: Baptist Mission Press, 1833.

Buckland, C. E., Dictionary of Indian Biography. London: Swan, Sonnenshein and Co., 1906.

Burgess, James. The Indian Antiquary, A Journal of Oriental Research in Archaeology, History, Literature, Languages, Philosophy..., Volume VIII. Bombay: Education Society's Press, 1879.

*Burton, Richard F.  Scinde; or, the Unhappy Valley.  2d ed.  2 vols.  London: Richard Bentley, 1851; [facsimile ed., New Delhi  and Madras: Asian Educational Services, 1998].

The Center gratefully acknowledges Dr. Mark Nicovich for this gift.

--Bennie R. Crockett, Jr.

Butler, William. The Land of the Veda: Being Personal Reminiscences of India...Together with the Incidents of the Great Sepoy Rebellion. New York, N. Y.: Carlton and Lanahan, 1872.

*"Calcutta, and the Cities of the Ganges." in The World : Its Cities and Peoples. Illustrated. London, Paris, New York and Melbourne: Cassell & Company, Limited, pp. 169-199

Calcutta, The City of Palaces. Bombay, India: The Times of India Press, 1932.

Cammann, Schuyler. Trade through the Himalayas: the Early British Attempts to Open Tibet. Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Press, 1970.

*Cassells, Nancy G., ed. Orientalism, Evangelicalism and the Miliary Cantonment in Early Nineteenth-Century India: A Historiographical Overview. Lewiston, New York, USA; Queenston, Ontario, Canada; Lampeter, Dyfed, Wales, UK: The Edwin Mellen Press, 1991.

Chakrabaty, Bhaskar, Basudeb Chattopadhyay, Suranjan Das. Fort William: A Historical Perspective. Calcutta: Sankar Mondal, 1995.

*Char, S. V. Desika. Hinduism and Islam in India: Caste, Religion and Society from Antiquity to Early Modern Times. With a Foreword by Noel Q. King. Princeton, New Jersey: Markus Wiener Publishers, 1993.

Chaudhuri, B. B. "Agricultural Growth in Bengal and Bihar, 1770-1860." Bengal Past and Present. 95 (1976).

*Colebrooke, H. T.  Essays on the Religion and Philosophy of the Hindus.  New Edition.  London: Williams and Norgate; Paris: B. Duprat, 1858  [electronic edition].

Colebrooke, Henry T. "On the Duties of a Faithful Hindu Widow," Asiatick Researches, 4 (1795): 205-l5.

[Colebrooke, H. T. and A. Lambert]. Remarks on the Present State of the Husbandry and Commerce of Bengal. Calcutta:   , 1795.

*College of Fort William in Bengal. London: Printed for T. Cadell and W. Davies, Strand; by W. Bulmer and Co. Cleveland-Row, St. James's, 1805.

*Correia-Afonso, John.  The Jesuits in India, 1542-1773.  In Studies in Indian History and Culture of the Heras Institute, No. 25.  Gujarat, India: Anand Press, 1997.

*Council of Serampore College. The Story of Serampore and its College.  Serampore: Serampore College, 1961.

Of note, the Baptist Mission Press, Calcutta, printed this edition.

-Bennie R. Crockett, Jr.

*Council of Serampore College. The Story of Serampore and its College.  Serampore: Serampore College, 1961.  Another copy.

*Council of Serampore College.  The Story of Serampore and its College.  Serampore: Serampore College, 1961.

Inscribed, presentation copy from Dr. Lalchungnunga, Principal of Serampore College, to the Carey Center on the occasion of William Carey College's Jubilee Celebration.

--Bennie R. Crockett, Jr.

*Council of Serampore College.  The Story of Serampore and its College.  4th ed.  Serampore: Serampore College, 2005.

Inscribed, presentation copy from Dr. Lalchungnunga, Principal of Serampore College.

--Bennie R. Crockett, Jr.

Courtright, Paul B. The Goddess and the Dreadful Practice: The Immolation of Wives in the Hindu Tradition and its Western Interpretations. New York/Oxford: Oxford University Press, forthcoming.

*Craufurd, Quintin. Sketches Chiefly Relating to the History, Religion, Learning, and Manners, of the Hindoos. With a Concise Account of the Present State of the Native Powers of Hindostan. The Second Edition, Enlarged. In Two Volumes. London: Printed for T. Cadell, in the Strand, 1792.

*Cultural Heritage of India.  Calcutta: Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture. Volume 1: The Early Phases. ed. Suniti Kumar Chatterji, et al.1958; Volume 2: Itihasas, Puranas, Dharma, and Other Sastras. ed. S. K. De, et al.1962; Volume 3: The Philsophies. ed. Haridas Bhattacharyya. 1953; Volume 4: The Religions. ed. Haridas Bhattacharyya. 1956; Volume 5: Languages and Literatures. ed. Suniti Kumar Chatterji. 1978; Volume 6: Science and Technology. ed. Priyadaranjan Ray and S. E. Sen. 1986. Originally published in three volumes, 1937.

*Dalrymple, William. White Mughals: Love and Betrayal in Eighteenth Century India. New York: Harper Collins, 2002. 

*Dangerfield, George.  Bengal Mutiny: The Story of the Sepoy Rebellion.  New York: Harcourt, Brace and Co., 1933.

*Dasgupta, Subrata. Awakening: The Story of the Bengal Renaissance.  London: Random House India, 2011.

Datta, V. N. Sati: A Historical, Social and Philosophical Enquiry into the Hindu Rite of Widow Burning. New Delhi: Manohar, 1988.

*Day, Lal Behari.  Bengal Peasant Life.  London: Macmillan and Co., 1884.

*Dehejia, Vidya.  Indian Art.  London: Phaidon Press Ltd., 1997.

*Dempsey, Corinne G. Kerala Christian Sainthood: Collisions of Culture and Worldview in South India. New York, New York: Oxford University Press, 2001.

Doniger, Wendy. "Why Did They Burn? Religious Sacrifice or Misogynist Crime: The Missing Voices of Hindu Widows." Times Literary Supplement. no. 5137, September 14, 2001.

Dow, Alexander. The History of Hindostan. 3 vols. London:   , 1767-1772.

*DuBois, Abbe J. A. Description of the Character, Manners, and Customs of the People of India; and of their Institutions, Religious and Civil. Translated from teh French Manuscript. London: Printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, Paternoster Row, 1817.

Duff, James Grant. History of the Mahrattas. 3 vols. London:    , 1826. 

*Dunbar, Sir George.  A History of India from the Earliest Times to the Present Day.  3d ed.  2 vols.  London: Nicholson & Watson, Ltd., 1943.

*Dutt, Romesh Chunder.  The Economic History of India Under Early British Rule, from the Rise of the British Power in 1757 to the Accession of Queen Victoria in 1837.  Vol. 1.  2nd ed.    London: 1906; reprint ed. London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1956.

*__________.  The Literature of Bengal, 1896; reprint ed. Cultural Heritage of Bengal: A Cultural and Critical History from the Earliest Times Closing with a Review of the Intellectual Progress Under British Rule in India.  3d rev. ed.  Calcutta: Punthi Pustak, 1962. 

East India Gazetteer, 2nd ed. London: Parbury, Allen & Co., 1828.

*"East Indies-Ravages of the Cholera." Portland Advertiser. 1: 141. June 15, 1831. p. 4, col. 1.

"One cannot pass up from Calcutta to Sarampore (sic) without seeing ten or twelve funeral piles lighted at every hour of the day."

--Myron C. Noonkester

Edwardes, Michael.  The Battle of Plassey and the Conquest of Bengal. New York, N. Y.: MacMillan Company, 1963.

*Edwards, T. R. "The Juggernath Festival in Bengal."  The Wide World Magazine.  IV/4.  (November 1899):25-29.

*Elberling, F. E.  Description of Serampore, its Population, Revenues, and Administration under the Danish Government.  Serampore: 23 October 1845.  In No. 169, dated from Burdwan, the 14th July 1874.  From C[harles]. T[homas]. Buckland, Esq., Commissioner of the Burdwan Division.  To The Officiating Secretary to the Government of Bengal, General Department [electronic edition].

On Serampore and its institutions, as written in 1845, when the British took control from the Danes.

--Bennie R. Crockett, Jr.

*Elberling, F. E.  A Treatise on Inheritance, Gift, Will, Sale and Mortgage; with an Introduction on the Laws of the Bengal Presidency.  Madras: For J. Higginbotham, at The Asylum Press by William Thomas, 1856.  Reprinted from the Serampore Edition of 1844 [electronic edition].

Elliot, Henry and John Dowson, eds. The History of India as Told by its Own Historians. 8 vols. London:   , 1867-1877.

Elphinstone, Monstuart. The History of India. 2 vols. London:  , 1841.

Encyclopaedia Britannica Anniversary Edition.  250 years of Excellence (1768-2018).  Chicago, London, Paris, Sydney, Tokyo: Encyclopaedia Britannica, 2018. 

In this commemorative edition, the Carey Center's image "Infant Exposure to Vultures" appears in the article "Exposing Children: The Art of Infanticide," p. 52

-Bennie R. Crockett, Jr.

Feldbaeck, Ole. "Cloth Production and Trade in Late Eighteenth Century Bengal: a Report from the Danish Factory in Serampore'. Bengal Past & Present. 86:2 (1967): 124-41.

*Ferguson, Donald.  "The Settlement of the Danes at Tranquebar and Serampore."  Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland.  London: 1898.  Pp. 625-29 (electronic edition).

Fergusson, James.  History of Indian and Eastern Architecture. In Two Volumes. New York, N. Y.: Dodd, Mead & Company, 1891.

*Frazer, R. W. A Literary History of India. New York, N. Y.: Haskell House Publishers Ltd., 1970 reprint of 1898.

Ghosh, Anindita. "Literature, Language and Print in Bengal, c. 1780-1900," Ph.D. thesis, Cambridge University, 1998.

*Ghosh, J. C. "Vernacular Literatures," in The Legacy of India, ed. G. T. Garratt. Oxford: at the Clarendon Press, 1938. pp. 369-393.

Ghosh dates the modern period of Bengali literature from 1800, the year that Fort William College was founded. "The most memorable name in this connexion is that of William Carey, professor of Sanskrit and Bengali in the college, who rendered a great service to Bengali by writing a grammar and compiling a dictionary of that language.  The vernaculars were also helped by the Christian missionaries who established societies in all parts of India during the century.  They adopted the language of the people as the best means of furthering propaganda.  Their principal literary work was the translation of the Bible, but it was by introducing the printing press that they really helped the vernaculars" (p. 387).

--Myron C. Noonkester

Gilliat, Edward. Heroes of Modern India. Stirring Records of The Bravery, Tact and Resourcefulness of the Founders of The Indian Empire. London: Seeley and Co. Limited, 1910.

*Gine, Pratap Chandra, ed.  A Journey of Faith in Action, In honour of Rev. Dr. Lalchungnunga.  Dedicated to The Zarkawt Presbyterian Church, Aizawl, Mizoram.  Serampore: Council of Serampore College, 2011.

On the occasion of his retirement, this festschrift celebrates the life and ministry of Dr. Lalchungnunga, Principal, Serampore College, 1999-2011.

--Bennie R. Crockett, Jr.

________.  Amidst Theologies of Twentry-First Century: Some Pedagogical Issues.  Serampore: Council of Serampore College, 2011.

This is the first collection of "Seminar Papers that have been delivered in different Academic Seminars of the College.  This has been made possible because of full cooperation of the college authorities and the faculties of both Theology and Arts-Science-Commerce departments of the college" ("Editorial," p. ix).

--Bennie R. Crockett, Jr.

Glasenapp, Helmuth V. Der Hinduisimus. Religion und Gesellschaft im Heutigen Indien. Munich, Germany: Kurt Wolff Verlag, 1922.

*Gleig, G. R.  Memoirs of the LIfe of the Right Hon. Warren Hastings, First Governor-General of Bengal.  3 vols.  London: Richard Bentley, New Burlington Street, Publisher in Ordinary to Her Majesty, 1841.

Gole, Susan with a Foreword by Irfan Habib. Early Maps of India. New York, N. Y.: Humanities Press, 1976.

Gordon, Stewart. The Marathas, 1600-1818. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1993.

Graham, Maria. Letters on India. London: Longman, 1814.

*Grandpre, L. De. A Voyage in the Indian Ocean and to Bengal, Undertaken in the Year 1790. Containing An Account of the Sechelles-Islands and Trincomale; The Character and Arts of the People of India; With Some Remarkable Religious Rites of the Inhabitants of Bengal. To Which is Added, A Voyage in the Red Sea; Including a Description of Mocha, and of the Trade of the Arabs of Yemen, With Some Particulars of their Manners, Customs, etc. Translated from the French of L. De Grandpre, An Officer in the French Army. Brattleborough, Vermont: Published by William Fessenden, 1814.

*Grant, Charles.  "Observations On the State of Society among the Asiatic Subjects of Great Britain, particularly with respect to Morals; and on the means of improving it.--Written chiefly in the Year 1792."  Ordered by The House of Commons to be printed, 15 June 1813."

*Grant, James.  Cassell's History of India.  2 vols.  London, Paris, New York and Melbourne: Cassell and Co., Ltd., 1898.

Green, William A. and John P. Deasy, Jr., "Unifying Themes in the History of British India, 1757-1857: An Historiographical Analysis." Albion 17 (Spring, 1985), 15-45.

*Griffin, Z. F.  India and Daily Life in Bengal.  2d ed.  Boston: Morning Star Publishing House, 1903 [electronic edition].

Hardgrave, Robert L. A Portrait of the Hindus: Baltazard Solvyns in Calcutta, 1791-1804, forthcoming.

Harrison, Mark. Climates and Constitutions: Health, Race, Environment and British Imperialism in India, 1600-1850. New York: Oxford University Press, 1999.

*Hawley, John S. Sati, the Blessing and the Curse: The Burning of Wives in India. New York/Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1994.

Heitzman, James and Worden, Robert, eds. India: A Country Study. Washington, DC: Library of Congress, 1996.

*Hindoo Widows Immolated. Ordered, by the House of Commons, to be Printed, 1 July 1825.

*Hindoo Widows Immolated since July the 5th, 1825.  Ordered, by the House of Commons to be printed, 17th May 1827..

*Hindoo Widows.  Copies of Extracts of All Communications and Correspondence, Relative to the Burning of Widows on the Funeral Piles of their Husbands; With Such Proceedings as May Have Been Had Thereon, in the Court of Directors since the 5th July 1825; With a Detailed Statement of the Number of Suttees since the Year 1825; With Copies of All Reports, Statements, or Other Documents, upon the Subject; Which May Have Been Received in India, or by the East India Company, Which Have Not Already Been Presented. London: House of Commons, 1827.

*Hindoos, The. The Library of Entertaining Knowledge. 2 vols. London: Charles Knight, 1834.

*Hodges, William, R.A.  Travels in India, During the Years 1780, 1781, 1782, & 1783.  London: Printed for the Author and Sold by J. Edwards, Pall-Mall, 1793.

*Hudson, D. Dennis. Protestant Origins in India: Tamil Evangelical Christians, 1706-1835. Grand Rapids, Michigan: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co.; Surrey, Richmond, UK: Curzon Press, 2000.

*Humphrey, Keith.  Walking Calcutta: On foot around Central and North Calcutta.  Guildford, Surrey: Grosvenor House Publishing Ltd., 2009.

Hunter, William Wilson. The Annals of Rural Bengal. 4th ed., London: Smith, Elder and Co., 1871.

Hussain, S. Abid. The National Culture of India. New York: Asia Publishing House, 1961.

"India; or Facts Submitted to Illustrate the Character and Condition of the Native Inhabitants, with Suggestions for Reforming the Present System of Government. By R. Rickards, Esq. Part I. pp. 116. London, 1828." Edinburgh Review 48 (1828): 32-46.

*Jacquemont, Victor. Correspondance de Victor Jacquemont avec sa Famille et Plusiers de ses Amis, Pendant son Voyage dans L'Inde (1828-1832). Tome Premier. Tome Deuxieme. Paris, Librairie de H. Fournier, Rue de Seine, No. 14, 1833.

*Jha, Mithilesh Kumar.  Language Politics and Public Sphere in North India: Making of the Maithili Movement.  New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2018.

The Carey Center licensed its 1822 Map of India for publication in this book (p. 41).

-Bennie R. Crockett, Jr.

Kaul, H. K. ed. Travelers' India: An Anthology. Delhi: Oxford, 1979.

*Kennedy, H. Hartley, M.D.  "The Suttee: The Narrative of an Eye-witness."  In Bentley's Miscellany.  Vol. XIII.  London: Richard Bentley, 1843.  Pp. 241-56 [electronic edition].

*Khan, M. A. Saleem. Early Muslim Perception of India and Hinduism. New Delhi: South Asian Publishers, 1997.

*Khiangte, Laltluangliana.  Mizos of North East India: An Introduction to Mizo Culture, Folklore, Language & Literature.  Mizoram: L.T.L. Publications, 2008.

A delightful introductory treatment by the Principal of Serampore College in 2012-2015 and a Professor of Mizo in Mizoram University, Aizawl.

-Bennie R. Crockett, Jr.

Kopf, David. British Orientalism and the Bengal Renaissance: The Dynamics of Indian Modernization, 1773-1834. Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 1969.

Larson, Gerald James. India's Agony over Religion. Delhi: Oxford University Press, 1997.

Leix, A.  "Costumes of the People of India."  Ciba Review 36 (November 1940): 1291-1300.

__________.  "Indian Textiles, their Manufacture, and their Patterns in the 19th Century and at the Present Day."  Ciba Review 36 (1940): 1301-1311.

__________.   "Periods of Civilization and the Development of Dress in India."  Ciba Review 36 (1940):1282-1290.

*Leonard, Hugh.  Report on The River Hooghly, Bengal, 1865.  London: George Edward Eyre and William Spottiswoode, 1865 [electronic edition].

Lesie, I. Julia. The Perfect Wife: The Orthodox Hindu Woman According to the Stridharmapaddhati of Tryambakayajvan. Delhi: Oxford University Press, 1989.

Life in India; or, the English at Calcutta.  In Two Volumes. New York, N. Y., 1829.

Losty, Jeremiah P. Calcutta, A City of Palaces: A Survey of the City in the Days of the East India Company, 1690-1858. London: British Library; Safdarjung Enclave, New Delhi, Arnold Publishers, 1990.

Malcolm, Henry Frederick. History of the War in India including the Complete History of British India...also a Sketch of General Havelock. Philadelphia, PA: John E. Potter and Company, 1859.

Malcolm, John. Sketch of the Political History of India. London:  , 1811. 

__________. The Political History of India, from 1784 to 1823. 2 vols. London:    1826.

__________. A Memoir of Central India. London:    , 1832.

Mani, Lata. "The Production of an Official Discourse on Sati in Early Nineteenth-Century Bengal," in Francis Barker, et al, eds., Europe and Its Others. Colchester: University of Essex, 1985, Vol. I, pp. 107-27.

__________. "Contentious Traditions: The Debate on Sati in Colonial India," in Kumkum Sangari and Sudesh Vaid, eds., Recasting Women: Essays in Indian Colonial History. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 1990. pp. 88-126.

*__________. Contentious Traditions: The Debate on Sati in Colonial India. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1998.

Mansingh, Surjit. Historical Dictionary of India. Asian Historical Dictionaries, no. 20. Lanham, MD. and London: The Scarecrow Press, Inc., 1996.

Mansingh credits Carey with promoting social reform, and education in Western science and English literature (p. 88). He acknowledges that Carey probably influenced reforms of Rammohun Roy and Lord William Bentinck. The Serampore printing press, however, later fell under British control and censorship.

-Myron C. Noonkester

Marshall, P. J. The British Discovery of Hinduism in the Eighteenth Century. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1970.

___________. "The White Town of Calcutta under the Rule of the East India Company," Modern Asian Studies. 34 (2000): 307-331.

*Marshman, John Clark.  The History of India, From the Earliest Period to the Close of Lord Dalhousie's Administration.  Vol. I.  First edition.  London: Longmans, Green, Reader & Dyer, 1867.

*___________.  The History of India, From the Earliest Period to the Close of Lord Dalhousie's Administration.  Vol. II.  First edition.  London: Longmans, Green, Reader & Dyer, 1867.

*___________.  The History of India, From the Earliest Period to the Close of Lord Dalhousie's Administration.  Vol. III.  First edition.  London: Longmans, Green, Reader & Dyer, 1867.

*Marshman, John Clark.  The History of India, Part I.  From the Earliest Period to the Close of the Eighteenth Century.  Third edition.  London: Harrison, Pall Mall, Bookseller to the Queen, 1867.

*Marshman, John Clark.  The History of India, Part II.  From the Administration of Lord Wellesley to the Close of Lord Dalhousie's Administration.  Serampore: Published at the Serampore Press, 1867. 

*Marshman, John Clark.  History of India: From the Earliest Period to the Close of the East India Company's Government.  Abridged from the Author's Larger Work.  Edinburgh and London: William Blackwood and Sons; Calcutta: Calcutta School Book Society, 1876.

*Mason, Philip.  The Men Who Ruled India. London: Jonathan Cape, 1953. 

*Mathew, Wilson. "A Comparative Study of the Contributions of Benjamin Bailey and William Carey to Indian Education." Ph.D. dissertation, Mahatma Gandhi University, 2001 [electronic edition].

*[Maurice, Thomas]. The History of Hindostan: Its Arts and Its Sciences. London: The Author, 1795-1798.

McEldowney, Philip F.  "Pindari Society and the Establishment of British Paramountcy in India."  M.A. Thesis, University of Wisconsin, 1966.

*McLane, John R. Land and Local Kingship in Early Eighteenth Century Bengal. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1993.

*Mehra, Paishotam. A Dictionary of Modern Indian History, 1707-1947. Delhi: Oxford University Press, 1985, reprinted with corrections, 1987.

Mehra's chronology (p. 780) mentions Carey’s arrival in India in 1793.

-Myron C. Noonkester

*Miller, Samuel J. T. and John P. Spielman, Jr.  Cristobal Rojas Y Spinola, Cameralist and Irenicist, 1626-1695.  In Transactions of the American Philosophical Society.  New Series—Volume 52, Part 5, 1962.  Philadelphia: The American Philosophical Society, 1962.

*Mishra, P. K. and J. K. Samal. Comprehensive History and Culture of Orissa. Volume 1, Parts 1 and 2: Early Times to 1568 A. D., ed. P. K. Mishra. Volume 2, Part 1: 1568 A. D. to 1994, ed. J. K. Samal.  Volume 2, Part 2: 1568 A. D. to 1994, ed. P. K. Mishra.  New Delhi: Kaveri Books, 1997.

*Mishra, Rajkishore.  "Early Christian Missionaries and the Car Festival."  Orissa Review (July 2003):79-82 [electronic edition].

Mittal, S. C. India Distorted: Vol. 1: A Study of British Historians on India. Bridgehampton: Print House, 1995.

Moorhouse,Geoffrey. India Britannica. New York: Harper and Row, 1983.

Mukerjee, Radhakamal. The Changing Face of Bengal. Calcutta:   , 1938.

Mukherjee, Amitabha. Reform and Regeneration in Bengal, 1774-1823. Calcutta: Rabindra Bharati University, 1968. 

Mundy, Captain. Pen and Pencil Sketches, being the Journal of a Tour of India. In Two Volumes. London: John Murray, 1833.

Murr, Sylvia. "N. J. Desvaulx (1745-1825) Veritable Auteur des 'Moeurs, Institutions et Ceremonies des Peuple de l'Inde' de l'Abbe Dubois" in Purusartha: Recherches de Sciences Sociales sur l'Asie du Sud. 3 Paris, 1977.

Nandy, Asis. "Sati: A Nineteenth-Century Tale of Women, Violence and Protest," in At the Edge of Psychology: Essays in Politics and Culture. Delhi: Oxford University Press, 1980. pp. 1-31.

Narasimhan, Sakuntala. Sati: A Study of Widow-Burning in India. New Delhi: Viking, 1990.

Neill, Stephen. A History of Christianity in India, 1707-1858. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1985.

*Nylund, Arabella Wennerström.  Oriential Learning and Western Knowledge: The Encounter of Educational Traditions in Bengal 1781-1835.  In Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis.  Uppsala Studies in Education, 38.  Uppsala: 1991.

O'Connell, Joseph T., ed. Bengal Vaisnavism, Orientalism, Society and the Arts. South Asia Series, Paper no. 35. East Lansing, Michigan: Asian Studies Center, Michigan State University, 1985.

*Oman, John Campbell. The Brahmans, Theists and Muslims of India: Studies of Goddess-worship in Bengal, Caste, Brahmaism and Social Reform, with descriptive Sketches of curious Festivals, Ceremonies, and Faquirs. London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1907 [electronic edition].

Ram  Mohum Roy's controversy with the Serampore missionaries receives brief treatment on pp. 102-108.

--Bennie R. Crockett, Jr.

Pal, Pratapaditya, ed. Changing Visions, Lasting Images: Calcutta Through 300 Years. Bombay: Marg, 1990.

Parthasarathi, Prasannan. The Transition to a Colonial Economy in South India: Industry and Commerce in the Eighteenth Century. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2001.  

Peggs, J[ames]. India’s Cries to British Humanity. 2nd ed. rev. and enlarged, with an account of the present state of infanticide and of slavery in India. London: Published for the Author by Seely and Son, 1830.

*Peggs, J[ames]. India’s Cries to British Humanity, Relative to Infanticide, the Suttee, The Pilgrim Tax, and Ghaut Murders; To Which Are Added, An Appeal to British Humanity and  Justice, by the Society for the abolition of Human Sacrifices in India; and the Claims of British India, Originally Addressed to the Society of Friends.  London: Published for the Author by Seely and Son, Fleet-Street; Sold Also by Wightman, Paternoster-Row; Waugh and Innes, Edinburgh; and Keene, Dublin, 1831.

This collection of Peggs's essays includes:

-Bennie R. Crockett, Jr.

*Peggs, J[ames]. India’s Cries to British Humanity, Relative to Infanticide, British Connection with Idolatry, Ghaut Murders, Suttee, Slavery, and Colonization in India; To Which Are Added, Humane Hints fo the Melioration of the State of Society in British India.  Third Edition, revised and enlarged with a Book on Colonization in India. London: Published for the Author, by Simpkin and Marshal, Stationers' Court, 1832 [electronic edition].

*________.  The Suttees' Cry to Britain: Containing Extracts from Essays Published in India and Parliamentary Papers on the Burning of Hindoo Widows Shewing that the Rite is Not an Integral Part of the Religoin of the Hindoos, but a Horrid Custom.  London: Seely and Son, 1827 (electronic edition).

*_________. The Suttees' Cry to Britain; Showing from Essays Published in India and Official Docuemtns that the Custom of Burning Hindoo Widows is not an Integral Part of Hindoism; and May be Abolished with Ease and Safety. By J. Peggs, Late Missionary in Cuttack, Orissa. Second Edition, Enlarged. London: Seely and Son, Fleet-Street; Wightman and Cramp, paternoster-Row; Mason, City-Road, [1828?].

Perlin, F. "Proto-industrialization and Pre-Colonial South Asia." Past and Present. 98 (1983).

*Poynder, John.  Human Sacrifices in India.  Substance of the Speech of John Poynder, Esq., at the Courts of Proprietors of East India Stock, Held on the 21st and 28th Days of March, 1827.  London: J. Hatchard and Son, 1827 [electronic edition].

*Prakash, Om and Denys Lombard. Commerce and Culture in the Bay of Bengal, 1500-1800. Daryagani, New Delhi: Manohar Publishers & Distributors, 1999.

*Purkait, B. R. Indian Renaissance and Education. Calcutta: Firma KLM Private Ltd., 1992.

*Qaisar, Ahsan Jan. The Indian Response to European Technology and Culture (A. D. 1498-1707). Delhi: Oxford University Press, 1998.

Raghavan, V., ed. "The Sarva-deva-vilasa" The Adyar Library Bulletin. 21. 1957. pp. 315-414; 22. 1958. pp. 45-118.

*Ragozin, Zenaide A. The Story of Vedic India as Embodied Principally in the Rig-Veda. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons; London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1895.

Dan Parkman Morgan graciously donated the Center's copy of this volume.

--Myron C. Noonkester

*Raj, Kapil.  “Mapping Knowledge Go Betweens in Calcutta 1770-1820.”  The Brokered World: Go-Betweens and Global Intelligence, 1770-1820.  Edited by Simon Schaffer, Lissa Roberts, Kapil Raj, and James Delbourgo. Sagamore Beach, Mass.: Science History Publications, 2009.  [Electronic edition]

*Rapson, E. J., Wolseley Haig, etc. The Cambridge History of India. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1922.

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*Ray, Niharranjan, ed. Rammohun Roy: A Bi-Centenary Tribute. New Delhi: National Book Trust, India, 1974.

This volume derives from a symposium convened by the National Book Trust in Calcutta on the occasion of the bi-centenary of Roy's birth.

--Myron C. Noonkester 

*Rennell, James. A Bengal Atlas: Containing Maps of the Theatre of War and Commerce on that Side of Hindoostan. Compiled from the Original Surveys ; and Published by Order of the Honourable Court of Directors for the Affairs of the East India Company. By James Rennell, Late Major of Engineers, and Surveyor General in Bengal. M DCC LXXX. [London?]: 1780.  

*Riddick, John F., comp. A Guide to Indian Manuscripts: Materials from Europe and North America. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1993.

Risley, Herbert H. The Tribes and Castes of Bengal. Calcutta: Bengal Secretariat Press, 1891.

*Roberts, Emma.  Scenes and Characteristics of Hindostan: With Sketches of Anglo-Indian Society.  2 vols.  London: Wm. H. Allen Co., 1837.  Pp. 294-316 (electronic edition).

*Robertson, William. An Historical Disquisition concerning the Knowledge which the Ancients had of India, and the Progress of Trade with that Country prior to the Discovery of the Passage to it by the Cape of Good Hope. With an Appendix, containing Observations on the Civil Policy, the Laws and Judicial Proceedings, the Arts, the Sciences, and Religious Institutions of the Indians. 3rd ed., London: Printed for A. Strahan and T. Cadell, 1799. 

Robinson, Francis, ed. The Cambridge Encyclopedia of India. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1989.

*______________. "Mixed Fortunes." TLS: The Times Literary Supplement. Number 5193. October 11, 2002. p. 10.

Rocher, Rosane. "British Orientalism in the Eighteenth Century: The Dialectics of Knowledge and Government," in Orientalism and the Postcolonial Predicament: Perspectives on South Asia, ed. Carol A. Breckenridge and Peter van der Veer. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1993.

*Roebuck, Thomas. The Annals of the College of Fort William, From the Period of Its Foundation, By His Excellency the Most Noble Richard, Marquis Wellesley, K.P. On the 4th May 1800, to the Present Time. Compiled from Official Records, Arranged and Published. Calcutta: Printed by Philip Pereira, At the Hindoostanee Press, 1819. [electronic edition]

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*Roy, Benoy Bhusan.  Socioeconomic Impact of Sati in Bengal and the Role of Raja Rammohun Roy.  Calcutta: Naya Prokash, 1987.

*Sahu, J. K. Historical Geography of Orissa. New Delhi: Decent Books, 1997.

*Sangwan, Satpal. "Science Education in India under Colonial Constraints, 1792-1857."  Oxford Review of Education  16/1 (1990): 81-95 [electronic edition].

*Sastri, Pandit Sivanath.  A History of the Renaissance in Bengal.  Ramitanu Lahiri: Brahman & Reformer.  Edited by Sir Roper Lethbridge.  Introduction by Sibnarayan Ray.  Calcutta: Editions Indian, 1972.

The first Bengali edition Ramtanu Lahiri O Tatkalin Bangasamaj, appeared in Calcutta, 1904; the second Bengali edition published in 1909.  The first English edition Ramtanu Lahiri: Brahman and Reformer appeared in London, 1907 and 1913.  This book is the 1972 reprint of the 1907 English edition.

-Bennie R. Crockett, Jr.

*Schwab, Raymond. The Oriental Renaissance: Europe's Rediscovery of India and the East, 1680-1880.  Foreword by Edward W. Said.  Translated by Gene Patterson-Black and Victor Reinking.  New York: Columbia University Press, 1984. 

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*Sen, Surendranath. Studies in Indian History: Historical Records at Goa. New Delhi: Asian Educational Services, 1993.

*Sengupta, Jayanta.  Those Noble Edifices: The Ray Bhavans of Bengal.  Foreword by Shri Keshari Nath Tripathi the Honourable Governor of West Bengal.  Photography and Design by Sanjeet Chowdhury.  Kolkata: Victoria Memorial Hall, 2019.

*Serampore College.  The Record of the Year 1960-61: The Annual Report of Serampore College for 1960-61 and The Report of the President of the Senate of Serampore College for 1961.  Calcutta: Baptist Mission Press, 1962.

Seton-Karr, W. S. Selections from Calcutta Gazette of the years 1784, 1785, 1786, 1787, and 1788. Calcutta: Military Orphans Press, l864.

*Singh, Hira. Colonial Hegemony and Popular Resistance: Princes, Peasants, and Paramount Power. New Delhi: Sage Publications, 1998.

Singh, Iqbal. Rammohun Roy: A Biographical Inquiry into the Making of Modern India. London: Asia Publishing House, 1958.

*Singh, Upinder. Kings, Brahmanas, and Temples in Orissa. An Epigraphic Study. New Delhi: Manoharlal Publishers Pvt. Ltd., 1993.

*Shoemaker, Michael Myers.  Indian Pages and Pictures: Rajputana, Sikkim, The Punjab, and Kashmir.  New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1912.

Beautifully illustrated with numerous photographs, the volume also includes two pages devoted to William Carey's contribution to the abolishment of suttee.  After incorrectly placing Carey in "Southern India," Shoemaker moves to compare Carey to Abon Ben Adhem, and say,  p. 42,  "There are monuments to every viceroy in India, but is there even a tablet to this man greater than any viceroy?"

-Bennie R. Crockett, Jr.

Sivaramakrishnan, M. Modern Forests: Statemaking and Environmental Change in Colonial Eastern India. Stanford, California: Stanford University Press, 1999.

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Solvyns, F. Baltazard. A Collection of Two Hundred and Fifty Coloured Etchings: Descriptive of the Manners, Customs, and Dresses of the Hindoos. Calcutta: 1796.

________. A Catalogue of 250 Coloured Etchings; Descriptive of the Manners, Customs, Character, Dress, and Religious Ceremonies of the Hindoos. Calcutta: Mirror Press, 1799.

_______. Les Hindous, ou, Description de leurs Moeurs, Costumes, Ceremonies, etc. 4 vols. Paris: Chez L'Auteur, 1808-1812.

*Spear, Percival.  "Bentinck and Education."  Cambridge Historical Journal  6/1 (1938):78-101 [electronic edition].

*________.  India: A Modern History. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1961.

Spear adverts to Carey’s role in spreading a "spiritual virus" in India.  He notes with solicitude the success of Rammohun Roy, a Hindu cum Unitarian, in converting a Baptist to Unitarianism (pp. 209, 290, 296).

-Myron C. Noonkester

Spratt, P. Hindu Culture and Personality. Bombay [Mumbai]: Manaktalas, 1966.

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Srinivas, M. N. Religion and Society among the Coorgs of South India. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1952.

____________. Caste in Modern India. New Delhi: Asia Publishing House, 1962.

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*Stronge, Susan. The Decorative Art of India. Introduction by Susan Stronge[.] Indian Department [,] Victoria and Albert Museum [,] London. New York: Portland House, 1990.

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Sweetman, Barry W. H. "Mapping Hinduism: 'Hinduism' and the Study of Indian Religions, 1630-1776." Ph.D. thesis, Cambridge University, 2000.

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*Tagore, Rabindranath. Rabindranath Tagore: An Anthology. Edited by Krishna Dutta and Andrew Robinson. New York: St. Martin's Griffin, 1997.

*The Calcutta Review.  IV/1-2 (July-December 1978); IV/3 (January-March, 1979); IV/4 (April-June 1979) [electronic edition].

*The Britannica Guide to India: A comprehensive introduction to the world's fastest growing country.  Introduction by Maria Misra.  London: Constable & Robinson Ltd., 2009.

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*Thompson, Edward. Suttee: A Historical and Philosophical Enquiry into the Hindu Rite of Widow-Burning. London: George Allen & Unwin, 1928.

*Townsend, Meredith, ed.  The Annals of Indian Administration.  Parts I, III, VI, VII, IX.  Serampore: Printed by J. C. Murray, 1856-1858.

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*Ward,  Ferdinand De Wilton.  India and the Hindoos: Being A Popular View of The Geography, History, Government, Manners, Customs, Literature and Religion fo that Ancient People.  New York: James Miller, 1877 [electronic edition].

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*Weller, Jac. Wellington in India. London: Longman, 1972; London: Greenhill Books; Mechanicsburg, [Harrisburg?], Pennsylvania: Stackpole Books, 1993, 2000.

*Wheeler, J. Talboys.  Early Records of British India: A History of the English Settlements in India, as Told in the Government Records, The Workds of Old Travellers, and Other Contemporary Documents from the Earliest Period Down to the Rise of British Power in India.  New Delhi and Madras: Asian Educational Services, 1994 [reprint ed., London: Trübner and Co., 1878].

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*Wilson, H. H. Two Lectures on the Religious Practices and Opinions of the Hindus; Delivered Before the University of Oxford, on the 27th and 28th of February, 1840. Oxford: Printed by T. Combe, Printer to the University, Sold by John Henry Parker; and W. H. Allen and Co. Leadenhall Street, London, 1840.

*Wilson, H. H.  Two Lectures on the Religious Practices and Opinions of the Hindus; Delivered before the University of Oxford, On the 27th and 28th of February, 1840.  Oxford: Printed by T. Combe, Printer to the University, Sold by John Henry Parker; and W. H. Allen and Co. Leadenhall Street, London, 1840 [electronic edition].

*Wilson, Horace Hayman [Professor].  On the supposed Vaidik authority for the burning of Hindu Widows, and on the funeral ceremonies of the Hindus.  London: Royal Asiatic Society, 1854.

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*____________. India Englewood Cliffs, N. J.: Prentice-Hall, 1965.

Wolpert notes that, because the East India Company refused to allow mission work, "...early missionary efforts in India were confined mostly to study, translation, and social science activities" (p. 89).

-Myron C. Noonkester

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*Woodburne, Angus Stewart.  "The Indianization of Christianity."  Journal of Religion 1/1 (January 1921):66-75.

*Woodruff, Philip.  The Men Who Ruled India: The Founders of Modern India.  New York: St. Martin's Press, 1954.

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*Yeates, Thomas. Indian Church History, or an Account of the First Planting of the Gospel, in Syria, Mesopotamia, and India: With an Accurate Relation of teh First Christian Missions in China, Collected from the Best Authorities Extant in the Writings of the Oriental and European Historians, with genuine and Select Translations of Many Original Pieces. By Thomas Yeates. London: Printed for A. Maxwell, Bell Yard, Lincoln's Inn, 1818.

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