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Into the Fold: Protestant Christian Communities in South India

Eliza F. Kent

in Converting Women

Published in print April 2004 | ISBN: 9780195165074
Published online January 2005 | e-ISBN: 9780199835171 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0195165071.003.0001
 Into the Fold: Protestant Christian Communities in South India

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This chapter discusses the gendered effects of religious conversion in the areas of domestic, marital, and sartorial practices. It provides a history of Protestant Christianity in south India, focusing on the consequences of Christianization for women. It argues that conversions appear as the movement of marginalized people towards new centers of power that emerged in the social landscape.

Keywords: Protestant Christianity; religious conversion; south India; Christianization; women

Chapter.  17838 words. 

Subjects: Christianity

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