From the Jacket:
This volume brings together important and highly original essays by leading scholars of religion, history, and society reflecting upon the idea and practice of conversion in India. The experience of conversion is viewed as a terrain of multiple and diverse possibilities that focus on new boundaries, identities, beliefs, and pratices. Further, the volume novel forms of piety, and modes of religious dissent and desertion take shape.
The modes, motivations, and symbolic meanings which Jainism, Buddhism, Islam, Christianity, and Sikhism attach to religious conversion are identified and transformations of sect, caste, and tribe explored across space and time.
As an engagement of sociology, theology, and history in the lively and sometimes vitriolic discourse on religious conversion in India, this volume will be an important and significant resource for students, teachers, and researchers in these diverse fields.
About the Author:
Rowena Robinson is Assistant Professor in the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai.
Sathianathan Clarke is Associate Professor of Theology and Ethics at the United Theological Seminary at Bangalore, and is also a Visiting Associate Professor at the Harvard University Divinity School.
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