PROTESTANT MISSIONS AND EMERGENCE OF INTELLIGENTIA IN COLONIAL SOUTH INDIA

full name / name of organization: 
DR. M. CHRISTHU DOSS
contact email: 
dossjnu@gmail.com

missionaries’ initiatives and ameliorative measures to woo the depressed classes through other ‘material’ means, healthcare and other soco-economic policies and programmes did not yield the results which the missionaries expected. On the contrary, the intervention of Christianity invariably brought about a significant social transformation in general and radical difference in the social and cultural life of the converted believers in particular. The process of conversion is a complex social mechanism through which the caste ridden Tamil society was exposed to the new aspects of the modern world with regard to life, religion, culture and identity.

cfp categories: 
religion