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The Subhedar's Son: A Narrative of Brahmin-Christian Conversion from Nineteenth-century Maharashtra

Abstract

The book The Subhedar’s Son: A Narrative of Brahmin-Christian Conversion from Nineteenth-Century Maharashtra is based on an annotated translation of the Marathi book Subhedārāchā Putra written in 1895 by Rev. Dinkar Shankar Sawarkar. This book explores the experience of Christian conversion among Brahmins from the earliest Anglican missions of the Bombay Presidency (Church Missionary Society) established in the nineteenth century. Investigating how Brahmin converts counterbalanced social and family ostracism and accusations of procolonialism by retaining upper-caste and Marathi identity, this ... More

Keywords: conversion, Brahmin, Christianity, Hinduism, Maharashtra, religion, nationalism, vernacular, Marathi

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780190914042
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190914042.001.0001