German Visions of India, 1871–1918

Commandeering the Holy Ganges during the Kaiserreich

  • Authors
  • Perry Myers

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Introduction

    1. Perry Myers
      Pages 1-22
  3. Protestant and Catholic Champions and Their Visions of India

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 23-23
    2. Perry Myers
      Pages 25-51
  4. Breaking Out of the Iron Cage

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 79-79
    2. Perry Myers
      Pages 81-111
  5. The Radicalization of Germany’s India

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 147-147
    2. Perry Myers
      Pages 149-167
    3. Perry Myers
      Pages 199-200
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 201-259

About this book


The wide-ranging fascination with India in Wilhelmine Germany emerged during a time of extraordinary cultural and political tensions. This study shows how religious (denominational and spiritual) dilemmas, political agendas, and shifting social consensus became inextricably entangled in the wider German encounter with India during the Kaiserreich.


Buddhism Germany history India nation

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc. 2013
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, New York
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-45290-3
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-31692-9
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