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Indian Mass Conversions to Christianity: Causes and Sermons

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Religions and sociological traditions are something that gives a base to human life. From the beginning, people are using sermons and manuscripts for conversion of individuals or groups to their right way however among the congested multi-religious population of the sub-continent, sermons, preaching, behavior, and manuscripts were the fundamental driver of mass conversions. In this article, the research question is what is the fundamental cause for mass conversions towards Christianity, especially among Dalit and Chura families in the sub-continent i.e., sermons or other social attractions? This chapter analytically investigates some less highlighted parts of conversions to Christianity in the sub-continent regarding various networks of Christian preachers, authorities, and anti-social justice elements that became the cause of the mass conversions of Dalits, Churas, and Madharis communities. It discussed the cases of Dalits ladies’ conversions based on social motivation and people in particular; Begum Balqees Shaykh (the social lobbyist and political pioneer), Rahil Patel Previous Hindu Priest), Pandita Ramabai (the ladies privileges dissident), and Mario Joseph (previous Muslim Imam Suleiman) changed over on profound ties.

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Syed Alam is an Assistant Professor of World Religions at Fatima Jinnah Women University Rawalpindi. He is a member of GSC Romania, CRVP-CUA USA, AI USA, BWO Pakistan, and Editor-in-Chief of JARH Pakistan.

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Indian Mass Conversions to Christianity: Causes and Sermons

Religions and sociological traditions are something that gives a base to human life. From the beginning, people are using sermons and manuscripts for conversion of individuals or groups to their right way however among the congested multi-religious population of the sub-continent, sermons, preaching, behavior, and manuscripts were the fundamental driver of mass conversions. In this article, the research question is what is the fundamental cause for mass conversions towards Christianity, especially among Dalit and Chura families in the sub-continent i.e., sermons or other social attractions? This chapter analytically investigates some less highlighted parts of conversions to Christianity in the sub-continent regarding various networks of Christian preachers, authorities, and anti-social justice elements that became the cause of the mass conversions of Dalits, Churas, and Madharis communities. It discussed the cases of Dalits ladies’ conversions based on social motivation and people in particular; Begum Balqees Shaykh (the social lobbyist and political pioneer), Rahil Patel Previous Hindu Priest), Pandita Ramabai (the ladies privileges dissident), and Mario Joseph (previous Muslim Imam Suleiman) changed over on profound ties.