A Christian-Hindu conversation in the seventeenth century

(Source: Travels in the Moghul Empire) Francois Bernier:

religious views

Advertisements

1813-: Why & How Bishops in India were appointed by Govt. Book: The Making of Indian Secularism: Empire, Law & Christianity, 1830-1960

1813-: Why & How Bishops in India were appointed by Govt. Book: The Making of Indian Secularism: Empire, Law & Christianity, 1830-1960

sekool

by N. Chatterjee. 1833: State supported Ministration in India. Both Anglican & RC Churches.

sekool1

1833: Licences to evangelize in EIC territories removed. Dilemma: Chuch, part of Govt. ; Mission wasn’t.

sekool2

Pages prior to above excerpts speak of dilemma of EIC w.r.t Hindu/Muslim religious institutions. In UK, all Trusts were Public Trusts.

In Desh though, there were tonnes of ‘Private Trusts’. This was difficult to handle for EIC. They found ways & brought temples/masjids under loose admin control. So, effectively, H/M/X institutions all became part of Govt. Now, comes wrench in the plans: Jati (“caste”)

1834: Velalar converted Xns didn’t want a SC priest. EIC washed its hands off & separated the Church from the State. Note: Only the Church. Ok? Thus, the Church got autonomy while others didnt’. 8/n [lost google books access

sekool3