"Edited and revised by Robert Maconachie, Late I.C.S."
"The first edition of this book was published in 1885. In 1899 Mr. Robert Clark sent the copy for a second and revised edition, omitting some parts of the original work, adding new matter, and bringing the history of the different branches of the Mission up to date. It was his wish that Mr. R. Maconachie, for many years a Civil officer in the Punjab, and a member of the C.M.S. Lahore Corresponding Committee would edit the book; and this task Mr. Maconachie, who had returned to England and was now a member of the Committee at home, kindly undertook. Before, however, he could go through the revised copy, Mr. Clark died. .... [Mr. Maconachie] set to work to condense the whole, and this involved the virtual re-writing of some of the chapters. The references to names and statistics have been brought up to the Annual Report for 1902-03. The book may now, therefore, be almost said to have a double authorship. .... The Punjab Mission is now fifty years old; and in no way can its jubilee be better commemorated than by the publication of such a work as this". -- Prefatory Note.
Contents: Prefatory Note / E.S. -- Part I: Introduction -- The Commencement of the Punjab Mission -- The Missionaries -- Statistics of the Society -- The Geographical Position of the Mission Stations -- The People of the Punjab and Sindh -- The Creeds of the People of the Country -- Part II: The Central Stations of the C.M.S. and the C.E.Z.M.S. -- Amritsar and its Institutions -- Batala -- Uddoke: The Story of the late Rev. Pundit Kharak Singh -- Narowal -- Ajnala and Khutrain -- Bahrwal, near Atari -- The Taran Taran Village Mission -- Jandiala -- The Clarkabad Agricultural Settlement -- Low Caste Converts and Apostasies -- Lahore -- Part III: The Frontier Stations of the C.M.S. and the C.E.Z.M.S. -- Simla and Kotgarh -- Kangra -- Kashmir -- Peshawar and Hazara -- The Derajat: Bannu, Dera, Ismail Khan, and Tank -- The Beluch Mission -- Multan -- Quetta -- Part IV: The Sindh Missions of the C.M.S. and the C.E.Z.M.S. -- Karachi -- Hyderabad -- Sukkur -- Our Present Position and Opportunities -- The Political Aspect of Missions -- Missions to Mohammedans -- Our Need of Chosen Agents -- Organization -- Conclusion -- Appendix I: Statistical Tables, 1873 to 1902 -- Appendix II: Christian Literature prepared by Members of the C.M.S. and the C.E.Z.M.S. in the Punjab and Sindh -- Index.
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