Conversion and Social Equality in India: The London Missionary Society in South Travancore in the 19th Century

Author:

Dick Kooiman

Publisher:

MANOHAR PUBLISHERS AND DISTRIBUTORS

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Publisher

MANOHAR PUBLISHERS AND DISTRIBUTORS

Publication Year 2021
ISBN-13

9788185054780

ISBN-10 8185054789
Binding

Hardcover

Edition FIRST
Number of Pages 247 Pages
Language (English)
Dimensions (Cms) 22X14X2
Weight (grms) 420

The book analyses the confrontation between Evangelical missionaries from Victorian England and low caste communities in the Hindu social order, in the social setting of Travancore, an Indian native state tucked away in the south-west corner of the Indian peninsula. However, the problems like social stratification and cultural change dealt with by the author in the book concern a much wider field than Travancore or India alone.


The author has used an impressive amount of missionary source material hitherto largely unexplored, both in England and India.

Dick Kooiman

Dick Kooiman, who found the unpublished manuscript among her personal papers, edited the text for publication and wrote an introduction. In spite of Louise’s own active involvement, she has succeeded in keeping that critical distance which makes reading her history both entertaining and rewarding. Her work still stands as a major piece of research by a keen, contemporary eye-witness and makes excellent reading as narrative history, rich in its description of local personalities and developments."
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