Author Taneti, James Elisha, 1972- author
Title Caste, gender, and Christianity in colonial India : Telugu women in mission / James Elisha Taneti
Imprint New York : Palgrave Macmillan, [2013]
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PART I: INTRODUCTION -- PART II: FOREMOTHERS AND FOREIGN SISTERS -- 1. Telugu Women and the Spread of Christianity -- 2. Early Dalit Conversions and Women Evangelists -- 3. British Biblewomen and Their Ministerial Practices -- PART III: THE MEETING OF TWO WORLDS IN ONE OFFICE:1880-1921 -- 4. The Beginnings of the Office among the Telugus -- 5. Early Recruitment Patterns in the Northern Circars -- 6. Early Training Patterns -- 7. Characteristic Features of the Office in the Northern Circars -- PART IV: INSTITUTIONALIZING A MINISTRY: 1922-194 -- 8. A Changing Social Landscape -- 9. Missionary Anxiety amid Growing 'Nationalist' Sentiments -- 10. Waves of Sudhra Conversions to Protestant Christianity -- 11. New Institutions of Higher Education -- 12. Mission and Motives -- 13. Training for Home and Village -- 14. New Patterns of Relationship -- 15. Seeking Social Respect through Home-making -- 16. Social Fabric of the Profession -- PART V: A LOCAL MANIFESTATION OF A GLOBAL OFFICE -- 17. Globalization of the Office -- 18. Universal Traits -- 19. Appropriated in Andhra -- PART VI: CONCLUSION
Beginning in the nineteenth century, native women preachers served and led nascent Protestant churches in much of Southern India. Even while allying with their missionary employers, they evolved their own mission theology and practices. This volume identifies what Telugu Biblewomen believed their mission to be and how they practiced it. It also examines the impact of Telugu culture and socio-political dynamics, such as caste, gender, and empire, on the theology and practices of the Telugu Biblewomen
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Link Print version: Taneti, James Elisha, 1972- Caste, gender, and Christianity in colonial India 9781137383082 (DLC) 2013027000 (OCoLC)855607066
Subject Church history
Dalits -- India -- Religion
Missions -- India -- History
Protestant churches -- Missions -- India -- History
Telugu (Indic people) -- India -- Religion
Women in church work -- India -- History
Women missionaries -- India -- History
RELIGION / Christianity / History bisacsh
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