Religious Conversion in India: Modes, Motivations, and Meanings
This volume covers conversion in India to Islam, Christianity, Jainism, Buddhism, and Sikhism. It looks at the influences on conversion in a comparative perspective. The book seeks to look at the pre-British, British and post-Independence periods.
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