Bibliography on Indian Christianity
Contributed by Michael Hawley, Mount Royal College
Frykenberg, Robert Eric. Christians and Missionaries in India
cross-cultural communication since 1500, with special reference to caste, conversion,
Bayly, Susan. Saints, Goddesses and Kings : Muslims and Christians in South Indian society, 1700-1900.
Kent, Eliza F. Converting Women: Gender and Protestant Christianity in Colonial South India.
Raj, Selva J. and Dempsey, Corinne G. Popular Christianity in India: Writing between the lines.
Dempsey, Corinne G. Kerala Christian sainthood: Collisions of culture and worldview in South India
Dick Kooiman's Conversion and Social Equality in India
Koji Kawashima, Missionaries and a Hindu State .
Church History of India's History of Christianity in India, 5 volumes
with the same title, but for the early colonial period only, the book by (erstwhile bishop) Stephen Neill.
JN Farquhar's The Crown of Hinduism, the subject of Sharpe's book.
Cherian, P. J., ed. Perspective on Kerala History. Trivandrum: Kerala State Gazetteer, 1999.
Dube, Leela. Kinship and Gender in South and South East Asia: Patterns and Contrasts. New Delhi: Centre for Women’s Development Studies, 1996.
Menon, Dilip. Caste, Nationalism, and Communities in South India. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1994.
Visvanathan, Susan. The Christians of Kerala. Madras: Oxford University Press, 1993.
Viswanathan, Gauri. Masks of Conquest: Literary Study and British Rule in India. New York: Columbia University Press, 1989.
Nellimukal, Samuel. Keralatile Samuhyaparivartanam. Kottayam: K. S. Books, 2003. (in Malayalam)
Carman, John B. “When Hindus Become Christian: Religious Conversion and Spiritual Ambiguity.” In The Stranger’s Religion: Fascination and Fear, ed. Anna Lännström, 133-53. Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame Press, 2004.
Fernandes, Walter. Caste and Conversion Movements in India: Religion and Human Rights. New Delhi: Indian Social Institute, 1981.
Forrester, Duncan B. “The Depressed Classes and Conversion to Christianity, 1860-1960.” In Religion in South Asia: Religious Conversion and Revival Movements in South Asia in Medieval and Modern Times, ed. G. A. Oddie, 35-66. New Delhi: Manohar Publications, 1977.
________. “On the Study of Conversion Movements: A Review Article and a Theoretical Note.” Indian Economic and Social History Review 17, no. 1 (1980): 121-38.
Gladstone, J. W. Protestant Christianity and People’s Movements in Kerala. Trivandrum, Kerala, India: The Seminary Publications, 1984.
Haggis, Jane. “‘Good Wives and Mothers’ or ‘Dedicated Workers’? Contradictions of Domesticity in the Mission of Sisterhood, Travancore, South India.” In Maternities and Modernities: Colonial and Postcolonial Experiences in Asia and the Pacific, ed. Kalpana Ram and Margaret Jolly, 81-113. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1998.
Harper, Susan Billington. “The Dornakal Church on the Cultural Frontier.” In Christians, Cultural Interactions, and India’s Religious Traditions, ed. Judith M. Brown and Robert Eric Frykenberg, 183-211. Grand Rapids: William B. Eerdmans, 2002.
See also her book, In the Shadow of the Mahatma
Hudson, Dennis. “Hindu and Christian Parallels in the Conversion of H. A. Krishna Pillai 1857-1859.” Journal of the American Academy of Religion 40, no. 2 (1972): 191-206.
________. Protestant Origins in India. Grand Rapids: William B. Eerdmans, 2000.
Kananaikil, Jose. Christians of Scheduled Caste Origin. New Delhi: Indian Social Institute, 1986
Karlsson, Bengt G. Contested Belonging: An Indigenous People’s Struggle for Forest and Identity in Sub-Himalayan Bengal. Richmond: Curzon, 2000.
________. “Entering into the Christian Dharma: Contemporary “Tribal” Conversions in India.” In Christians, Cultural Interactions, and India’s Religious Traditions, ed. Judith M. Brown and Robert Eric Frykenberg, 133-153. Grand Rapids: William B. Eerdmans, 2002.
Kaufmann, Susan B. “A Christian Caste in Hindu Society: Religious Leadership and Social Conflict among the Paravas of Southern Tamilnadu.” Modern Asian Studies 15, no. 2 (1981): 203-34.
Kooiman, Dick. Conversion and Social Equality in India. New Delhi: South Asia Publications, 1989.
________. “Mission, Education and Employment in Travancore (19th Century).” In Conversion, Competition and Conflict, ed. Dick Kooiman, Otto van den Muijzenberg, and Peter van der Veer, 185-215. Amsterdam: Free University Press, 1984.
________. “Untouchability in India through the Missionary’s Eye.” Itinerario 7, no. 1 (1983): 115-25.
Kooiman, Dick, Otto van den Muijzenberg, and Peter van der Veer, eds. Conversion, Competition and Conflict. Amsterdam: Free University Press, 1984.
Luke, P. Y., and John B. Carman. Village Christians and Hindu Culture: A Study of a Rural Church in Andhra Pradesh, South India. London, 1968.
Manickam, Sundararaj. The Social Setting of Christian Conversion in South India: The Impact of the Wesleyan Methodist Missionaries on the Trichy-Tanjore Diocese with Special Reference to the Harijan Communities of the Mass Movement Area, 1820-1947. Wiesbaden: Steiner, 1977.
Meibohm, Margaret. “Past Selves and Present Others: The Ritual Construction of Identity at a Catholic Festival in India.” In Popular Christianity in India: Riting between the Lines, ed. Selva Raj and Corinne Dempsey, 61-84. Albany: State University of New York Press, 2002.
Oddie, G. A. “Old Wine in New Bottles? Kartabhaja (Vaishnava) Converts to Evangelical Christianity in Bengal, 1835-1845.” In Religious Change, Conversion and Culture, ed. Lynette Olson, 1996.
Pathak, Suman Lata. “Religious Conversion and Social Change.” In Reform, Protest and Social Transformation, ed. Satish K. Sharma, 213-225. New Delhi: Ashish Publishing House, 1987.
Webster, John C. B. “Dalits and Christianity in Colonial Punjab: Cultural Interactions.” In Christians, Cultural Interactions, and India’s Religious Traditions, ed. Judith M. Brown and Robert Eric Frykenberg, 92-118. Grand Rapids: William B. Eerdmans, 2002.
________. A History of the Dalit Christians in India. San Francisco: Mellen Research University Press, 1992.
________. “Missionary Strategy and the Development of the Christian Community: Delhi, 1859-1884.” In Popular Christianity in India: Riting between the Lines, ed. Selva Raj and Corinne Dempsey, 211-232. Albany: State University of New York Press, 2002.
Bauman, Chad, "Identifying the Satnam: Hindu Satnamis, Indian Christians, and Dalit Religion in Colonial Chhattisgarh, India (1868-19478).
Bauman, Chad. "Christian Identity and Dalit Religion in Hindu India" Eerdmans Publishers (forthcoming)
Revised: March 02, 2008