From the Jacket :
This important volume examines the major arguments on conversion between Hindus and Christian, and also among Christian theologians in both pre-Independence India. It reveals and interprets the arguments for and against conversion and seeks to understand and seeks to understand them within a historicity and contemporary perspective.
Engaging and immensely relevant, this book will interest policy-makers, journalists, academics, and lay readers, besides being indispensable to researchers and students of sociology, religion, theology, history, politics, and law.
About the Author :
Sebastian Kim is a Professor of Theology and Public Life at York St. John College, York, UK and Fellow of the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland.
Excerpts from reviews
'Very few books have. ...discussed [religious conversion] in a pan-Indian context. ... This book both promises and delivers this very perspective. ... a landmark in studies on conversion...'
'The vital importance of this timely and extremely well - written book cannot be stressed enough. ... Kim offers us a sober, carefully researched and painstakingly documented book on the emergence of the conversion issue during the last one hundred and fifty years in pre-and post-independent India. ... [T]he book... offers us a fine basis to continue the exploration of conversion and its discounts.'
- The Book Review
'Kim seeks to reveal arguments for and against conversions, wherein lies the appeal of his book. ...By highlighting contesting philosophies, Kim focuses on crucial conversion issue.'
- Hindustan Times
'... Kim's work ... prove[s] to be handy reference both for policy-makers and scholars.'
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