Sex, Gender and Christian Conversion in Nineteenth-century South India

Helen McCulloch

Abstract


In this paper I am going to discuss firstly the impact of sex and gender on the representation of Protestant Christianity in India and upon the Indian experience of Christian missions. In the second part of the paper I want to examine the material and social processes of conversion to Christianity in India, and to suggest a number of ways in which sex, gender, and patriarchy in Indian and western cultures had an important impact on conversion.

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