By Ankur Barua

Hindu and Christian debates over the meanings, motivations, and modalities of ‘conversion’ give you the imperative connecting subject matter operating via this booklet. It makes a speciality of the explanations provided through each side to guard or oppose the opportunity of those cross-border hobbies, and exhibits how those purposes shape a part of a much wider constellation of principles, ideas, and practices of the Christian and the Hindu worlds.

The publication attracts upon numerous historic case-studies of Christian missionaries and of Hindus who encountered those missionaries. via analysing a few of the complicated negotiations, intersections, and conflicts among Hindus and Christians over the query of ‘conversion’, it demonstrates that those encounters revolve round 3 major contested subject matters. to start with, who can thoroughly ‘speak for the convert’? Secondly, how is ‘tolerating’ the non secular different attached to an appraisal of the other’s viewpoints that could be held to be wrong, insufficient, or incomplete? eventually, what's, actually, the ‘true Religion’? The publication demonstrates that it will be significant to strive against with those questions for an sufficient knowing of the Hindu and Christian debates over ‘conversion.’

Questioning what ‘conversion’ accurately is, and why it's been this type of unstable factor on India’s political-legal panorama, the ebook can be an invaluable contribution to reports of Hinduism, Christianity and Asian faith and Philosophy.

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