This book explores the conversion of Indians to Protestant Christianity in the 19th century. It is divided into two parts. Part I focuses on the social, religious, ideological, and historical backgrounds of south Indian, Tamil-speaking converts, and the British and American missionaries who endeavored to convert them to Christianity. Part II examines how Tamil Christian women engaged with 19th century American and European gender categories.
|Print publication date: 2004||Print ISBN-13: 9780195165074|
|Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2005||DOI:10.1093/0195165071.001.0001|