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  • Les (Re)Conversions à l'Hindouisme (1885-1990): Politisation et Diffusion d'une "Invention de la Traditions."
    Jaffrelot, Christophe (1994)
    Archives de sciences sociales des religions 39/87: 73-98.

    Competition with Christian missions led to changes in Hindu practice to make conversion & reconversion to Hinduism easier.

    Associated Search Terms: Hindu, India; Hindu; Missions; Conversion; India; Competition
  • The first Protestant mission to India: Its social and rleigious developments.
    Hudson, D. Dennis (1993)
    Sociological Bulletin 42:1/2: 37-63. [In Rowena Robinson (ed.) Sociology of Religion in India. New Delhi: Sage, 2004, pp. 199-230.

    Historical report on the early 18th century Danish-sponsored mission to a southeast India area the Danish East India Company had rented.

    Associated Search Terms: Lutheran, India; Missions, India; India, Tranquebar; Historical; Pietist, India
  • Some neglected aspects of the conversin of Goa: A socio-historical perspective.
    Robinson, Rowena (1993)
    Sociological Bulletin 42:1/2: 65-83. [In Rowena Robinson (ed.) Sociology of Religion in India. New Delhi: Sage, 2004, pp. 177-198]

    The Portuguese induced mass conversions by closing down Hindu temples & ritual; local elites allied with the conquerors & became Catholic so they could restore the religion-centered social & economic dominance they once had. People who ate with Christians lost standing & had to convert to fit into a new social context.

    Associated Search Terms: India, Goa; Missions, India; Conversion; Colonialism; Catholic, India
  • Issues of Christianity in colonial Chhattisgarh
    Dube, Saurabh (1992)
    Sociological Bulletin 41:1/2: 97-117. [In Rowena Robinson (ed.) Sociology of Religion in India. New Delhi: Sage, 2004, pp. 231-255]

    Historical characterization of missionary accounts, based on reports written by local Indian catechists.

    Associated Search Terms: Missions, India; Protestant, India; India, Madhya Pradesh Chhattisgarh; Caste; Colonialism
  • Tribal Female Literacy: Factors in Differentiation among Munda Religious Communities.
    Bara, Cominic, Ratanaker Bhengra, and Boniface Minz (1991)
    Social Action (India) 41:4: 399-415.

    Examines factors encouraging literacy among Munda women; shows that Christian missionary schools, but not necessarily Christianity itself, was important.

    Associated Search Terms: Literacy; Missions; Education; Women; India, Chotanagpur; Mundas
  • Religion and the Reproduction of Social Structures. Catholicism and the Structure of Caste in an Area of South India.
    Houtart, François, and Geneviève Lemercinier (1980)
    In Gregory Baum (ed.), Work and Religion (Concilium 131). New York: Seabury; Edinburgh: T. & T. Clark, pp. 33-42.

    Examines the success of Catholic missions in Tamil-Nadu since the 16the century.

    Associated Search Terms: Caste; Historical; Catholic, India; India, Tamil-Nadu; Missions
  • The Impact of Christianity on the Uraon of the Chainpur Belt in Chotanagpur: An Analysis of its Cultural Processes.
    Sahay, Keshari N. (1968)
    American Anthropologist 70: 923-942.

    Associated Search Terms: India, Chotanagpur; Christian, India; Uraon; Missions; Conversion
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