Postcolonial Anxiety and Anti-Conversion Sentiment in the Report of the Christian Missionary Activities Enquiry Committee
Author(s)Bauman, Chad M
Full recordShow full item record
AbstractConversion to Christianity is one of the most politically charged issues in contemporary India and has recently been very much in the news. For example, in 2006, on the fiftieth anniversary of B. R. Ambedkar’s conversion to Buddhism hundreds of dalits gathered to convert, some to Buddhism and others to Christianity, rejecting Hinduism, a religion they claim oppresses and demeans them. In attacks on Christians in Orissa at the end of 2007 (and associated reprisals), dozens of churches, homes, and businesses were destroyed, hundreds of people were injured, and thousands were displaced.