Title Cultural Encounters in India: The Local Co-Workers of the Tranquebar Mission, 18th To 19th Centuries
Book Condition New
Jacket Condition New
Publisher New Delhi, India Orient BlackSwan 2013
8187358726 / 9788187358725
Seller ID 101973
The history of social and religious encounter in 18th century South India is narrated through fascinating biographies and day to day lives of Indian workers who worked in thefirst organised Protestant mission enterprise in India, the Tranquebar Mission (1706-1845). The Mission was originally initiated by the Danish King Friedrich IV, but sustained by religious authorities and mission organisations and supporters in Germany and Britain. The book challenges the notion that Christianity in colonial India was basically imposed from the outside. It also questions the approaches to mission history concentrating exclusively on European mission societies. Liebau maintains that the social history of 18th century South India cannot be understood without considering the contributions of the local converts and mission co-workers who played an important role from the very beginning in the context of Tranquebar Mission.Printed Pages: 566.
Cultural Encounters in India: The Local Co-Workers of the Tranquebar Mission, 18th To 19th Centuries Heike Liebau