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Caste and Christianity : Attitudes and Policies on Caste of Anglo-Saxon Protestant Missions in India, Hardback Book

Caste and Christianity : Attitudes and Policies on Caste of Anglo-Saxon Protestant Missions in India Hardback

Part of the Routledge Library Editions: British in India series

Description

This work, first published in 1980, breaks new ground as concerns caste in India.

It first examines the nature of caste and its relation to Hinduism and questions in what sense it is possible to speak of Christianity as an egalitarian faith.

It then considers some Hindu egalitarian movements and traces the development of ideas on caste among Christian missionaries, examining the relationship between these views and the Revolt of 1857.

Close attention is given to changing attitudes on caste, both by missionaries and by Indian Christians, while the influence of nationalism on Christian attitudes to caste and other social questions is further examined.

Finally, there is a review of the contemporary state of the question and of the specifically Christian contribution to modern views on caste.

Information

  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 234 pages
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Asian history
  • ISBN: 9781138632974

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