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THE BENGAL FAMINE.

Now Ready, with 3 Maps, Crown 8vo. 5s. ON THE IMPENDING FAMINE IN BENGAL. How

IT WILL BE MET, and How To PREVENT FUTURE FAMINES IN INDIA. By SIR BARTLE FRERE, K.C.B.

BY THE RIGHT HCN.

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SIR BARTLE FRERE, G.C.S.I., K.C.B., D.C.L.,

Member of the Indian Council
and President of the Royal Geographical Society.

THIRD EDITION, WITH AN APPENDIX.

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LONDON:

OHN MURRAY, ALBEMARLE STREET.

1874.

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Watson and Hazell, Printers, London and Aylesbury.

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What are Missions of our Church doing in India ?
General want of appreciation in England of the extent of

Mission work, and of its results
What is real Missionary work ? and what the progress we may

expect?
The words are here taken in their most extended sense
Other causes have contributed to the great changes which are

coming over India
The changes amount to a revolution, not only political and

material, but moral and religious .
Retrospect-Christianity not new to India
It has been constantly preached in India from the earliest ages
Caution of the early English settlers regarding Missionary work
This caution fortunate for the growth of political power .
Nor less go for the advancement of spiritual Christianity.
Change in English views regarding Missionary work coincident

with the progress of the revolutionary spirit in Europe, and

with the establishment of our Empire in India .
Growth of the Missionary spirit
Example of Western India and Bombay
Comparison of Bombay Missions as they existed in 1834 and in

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1869-
Missions of Protestant Churches in 1834 .
Roman Catholics
General Mission prospects in 1834
Political and Religious changes during forty years
Mission statistics in 1868 .

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