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Converting WomenGender and Protestant Christianity in Colonial South India$
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Eliza F. Kent

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780195165074

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2005

DOI: 10.1093/0195165071.001.0001

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Into the Fold: Protestant Christian Communities in South India

Into the Fold: Protestant Christian Communities in South India

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Converting Women

Eliza F. Kent (Contributor Webpage)

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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

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