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A New Sect in India.

An Indian correspondent states;-—The religion of a fair proportion of, the educated popuMti6tt of India is Theisni, popularly known here as Brahmoism. The best known leader of this movement was the late Keshub Chunder Sen, who visited England m 1870. Mr Sen's religions views underwent so great a change during the last few years of his career as scarcely to deserve the name of Theism. But a large number of his followers who seceded from him and formed themselves into a distinct party have ever been anxious to. keep .their faith inviolate from all degrading tendencies. The missionaries of this section of the Indian Theistic Church have been actively engaged for the last 10 years m propagating the principles ef their religion m all parts of the' empire. They haye so far succeeded that at present m most of the,large cities a branch of the Brahma- Samaj (the Church of God) is to be found.. The feudatory States are strongholds of Hindu orthodoxy, English education not having been introduced into them.Yetin'someoftheseStatesßrahmoism has beeb preached and has found followers. At Inabre, the Capital of the Maharajah Holkar, there is a branch Theistic church, which has met with the of his Highness, who contributes to its fund*. At the celebration of the seventh anniversary of this Church, held m the first week of May last, people came to it from the contiguous feudatory States, and the Prime Miriislier of the Holkar, ai member qf the Churchj discoursed on Brahmoism. Now thfct a chief feudatory State lias been enlightened- enough to, actiyely^en? ; courage the propagailon of the reforri^^d religion amongst its people; Itiwill not be l^ng before the example is followed by the other States. Theism might justly be pronounced to be the religion of educated India, for it can claim as its followers, the largest number of the really religious among Indians, who; fray* received an English education,

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A New Seet in India., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2550, 22 October 1890

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A New Seet in India. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2550, 22 October 1890

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