This book focuses on how religions conversions in South Asia, and the attempts to reverse the process have affected the growth of different South Asian religious communities. Covers - Islamic Proselytisation: Seventeenth to Sixteenth Centuries - Conversion to Islam in Kerala - Mass Conversions of Meenakshipuram: A Sociological enquiry - The Depressed Classes and Conversion to Christianity 1860-1960 - Christian Conversion among Non-Brahmins in Andhra Pradesh - Christianity and Social Mobility in Nineteenth Century South Kanara and Malabar - Christian Conversion Movements among the hill Tribes of North East India in the 19th and 20th Centuries - The Baha`i Faith in Malwa - The psychological Dimension of the Buddhist Movement in India - Reconversion to Hinduism: The Shuddhi of the Arya Samaj - The Christians of Ceylon and Nationalist Politics - Buddhism in Post-Independence Sri Lanka. 3 Appendices. Condition good.
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