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By Ankur Barua

Hindu and Christian debates over the meanings, motivations, and modalities of ‘conversion’ give you the vital connecting subject matter working via this e-book. It specializes in the explanations provided by way of each side to guard or oppose the potential for those cross-border routine, and exhibits how those purposes shape a part of a much wider constellation of principles, recommendations, and practices of the Christian and the Hindu worlds.

The ebook attracts upon numerous historic case-studies of Christian missionaries and of Hindus who encountered those missionaries. by means of analysing the various advanced negotiations, intersections, and conflicts among Hindus and Christians over the query of ‘conversion’, it demonstrates that those encounters revolve round 3 major contested topics. to begin with, who can effectively ‘speak for the convert’? Secondly, how is ‘tolerating’ the spiritual different hooked up to an appraisal of the other’s viewpoints that could be held to be fallacious, insufficient, or incomplete? eventually, what's, actually, the ‘true Religion’? The ebook demonstrates that it's important to combat with those questions for an enough figuring out of the Hindu and Christian debates over ‘conversion.’

Questioning what ‘conversion’ accurately is, and why it's been this kind of risky factor on India’s political-legal panorama, the booklet could be an invaluable contribution to reviews of Hinduism, Christianity and Asian faith and Philosophy.

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