Christians and Missionaries in India: Cross-Cultural Communication since 1500

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Robert Eric Frykenberg
Routledge, Jan 11, 2013 - Social Science - 432 pages
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The assumption that Christianity in India is nothing more than a European, western, or colonial imposition is open to challenge. Those who now think and write about India are often not aware that Christianity is a non-western religion, that in India this has always been so, and that there are now more Christians in Africa and Asia than in the West. Recognizing that more understanding of the separate histories and cultures of the many Christian communities in India will be needed before a truly comprehensive history of Christianity in India can be written, this volume addresses particular aspects of cultural contact, with special reference to caste, conversion, and colonialism. Subjects addressed range from Sanskrit grammar to populist Pentecostalism, Urdu polemics and Tamil poetry.
 

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A well-written scholarly book on Indian Missions. The Author is well known scholar in Indian Christianity, focuses mainly South Indian Christianity. This also helped me to understand different ... Read full review

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A well-written scholarly book on Indian Missions. The Author is well known scholar in Indian Christianity, focuses mainly South Indian Christianity. This also helped me to understand different ... Read full review

Contents

Dealing with Contested Definitions and Controversial Perspectives
1
An Historical Overview of Their Complex Origins
33
3 First European Missionaries on Sanskrit Grammar
62
4 Country Priests Catechists and Schoolmasters as Cultural Religious and Social Middlemen in the Context of the Tranquebar Mission
70
European Science and German Missionary Education in the Lives of Two Indian Intellectuals in the Early Nineteenth Century
93
Integration Adaptation or Confrontation?
127
The Impact of the Protestant Missionary Movement on Hindu SelfUnderstanding
155
Hindu Responses to Science and Christianity on the Margins of Empire 18001850
183
The Orunodoi Periodical of the American Baptist Mission
256
11 The Santals Though Unable to Plan for Tomorrow Should Be Converted by Santals
274
Illustrated by Materials on the Santals after 1855
295
Perspectives on Caste Culture and Conversion
315
The Presence of Missions in Rural South India ca 19001950
336
The Remarkable Life of Paulaseer Lawrie alias Shree Lahari Krishna 19211989 A Contribution to the Understanding of New Religious Movements
357
16 Praising Baby Jesus in Iyecupiran Pillaitamil
376
Index
398

Christianity in LateNineteenthCentury Punjab from the Perspective of a Convert from Islam
223

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