Converting women gender and Protestant Christianity in colonial South India

At the height of British colonialism, conversion to Christianity was a path to upward mobility for Indian low-castes and untouchables, especially in the Tamil-speaking south of India. Kent examines these conversions, focusing especially on the experience of women converts and the ways in which conve...

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Main Author: Kent, Eliza F.
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Oxford Oxford University Press 2004, 2004
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Summary:At the height of British colonialism, conversion to Christianity was a path to upward mobility for Indian low-castes and untouchables, especially in the Tamil-speaking south of India. Kent examines these conversions, focusing especially on the experience of women converts and the ways in which conversion transformed gender roles and expectations
Physical Description:ix, 315 p. ill., map
ISBN:9780199835171
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