The book is an English translation of an award winning German book. The history of social and religious encounter in 18th century South India is narrated through fascinating biographies and day to day lives of Indian workers in the Tranquebar Mission (1706–1845).
The book challenges the notion that Christianity in colonial India was basically imposed from the outside. Liebau maintains that significant contributions were made by the local converts and mission co-workers who played an important role from the very beginning in the context of Tranquebar Mission.
About the Author
HEIKE LIEBAU is Senior Research Fellow at the Zentrum Moderner Orient (ZMO) in Berlin. Here research interest lies in the history of cultural encounters, biographical studies and questions of knowledge production.