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Title
Reconversion to Hinduism : a Hindu nationalist reaction against conversion to Christianity and Islam
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Abstract
From the broader debate on the phenomenon of conversion, it becomes clear that conversion to Christianity and Islam generates discomfort in Indian society. Moreover reconversion to Hinduism, which often goes unnoticed in this controversy, also exists. What kinds of phenomena are labelled as reconversion? What meanings do they have? Based on fieldwork and interviews, alongside analyses of media coverage and archival research, this article gives an overview of the different kinds of reconversion from the end of the nineteenth century up to the present and analyses its conceptualisation by both its critics and its promoters. From these analyses follows the conclusion that reconversion is mainly a tool to arrest Christian and Muslim conversions.
Language
English
Source (journal)
South Asia: journal of South Asian studies. - Armidale
Publication
Armidale : 2011
ISSN
0085-6401
Volume/pages
34:1(2011), p. 31-50
ISI
000288276700002
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Creation 21.03.2011
Last edited 09.07.2017
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