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Converting Women: Gender and Protestant Christianity in Colonial South India

Eliza F. Kent


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.

Keywords: India, Indian Christianity, religious conversion, Protestant Christianity

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2004 Print ISBN-13: 9780195165074
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2005 DOI:10.1093/0195165071.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Eliza F. Kent, author
Colgate University
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