William Carey and His Indian Pundit
By unknown artist
Oil on canvas, 130 x 103 cm
Portrait of William Carey (1761–1834) and Krishna Pal.
Collection: Regent's Park College, University of Oxford
He does look like a pretty good pal.
cool painting :)
The father of the Baptist movement in India
he was much more than just a religious man.
"Expect great things from God; attempt great things for God." - William Carey
The painting is by Robert Home (1811).
Carey was originally a shoemaker from Northamptonshire, before founding the Baptist Missionary Society in 1792. He spent the next forty years on the sub-continent. Serampore College was founded largely at his behest and he served as its first Principal (1818-1832). He was also Professor of Sanskrit at Fort William College.
Krishna Pal, was Carey's first Hindu convert - baptised in December 1800 - who helped him (as depicted above) in the process of translating the Bible into various Indian languages. Carey also compiled dictionaries of Marathi and Bengali, and translated the Ramayana and other Hindu texts into English.
people will never acknowledge the good things done by the British..scholars mostly who never ruled but like Indians were mere subjects..but all we do is to spew venom abt out history instead of putting things in perspective..
William Carey was a British missionary settled in India who began printing bks in 6 Indian languages. He's revered as the father of the bk printing industry in India.
The English never used their authority as rulers to encourage conversion to their faith as did their predecessors the moguls. Certain areas of India, specially the north-east, received the attention of American baptist missionaries for almost two centuries with the result that a large proportion of the population there is Christian.