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 Passage to India

Umar F. Abd‐Allah

in A Muslim in Victorian America

Published in print October 2006 | ISBN: 9780195187281
Published online September 2006 | e-ISBN: 9780199784875 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0195187288.003.0006
  Passage to India

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This chapter focuses on Webb's life following his resignation as US consul to Manila. It describes Webb's Oriental tour aimed at gaining support for his American Mission, which took him to Burma, and then India, his chief destination, where he spent almost half the journey. The excursion kept him in the public eye and introduced him to the practice of public lecturing, a craft that would be of great service to him in America. He also caught the attention of the Indian press as well as American reporters, whose stories created considerable notoriety for him in the United States.

Keywords: Alexander Russell Webb; consul; Oriental tour; Muslim American; Indian press; public lecturing

Chapter.  16305 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Islam

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