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By Thomas Charles Nagy

notwithstanding proportionally small, India's Christians are a populous and important minority. Focussing on quite a few Roman Catholic church buildings and shrines situated in Chennai, a wide urban in South India the place actions touching on saintal revival and shrinal improvement have taken position within the contemporary earlier, this ebook investigates the phenomenon of Catholic renewal in India. the writer tracks the altering neighborhood importance of St. Thomas the Apostle, who in accordance with neighborhood legend, was once martyred and buried in Chennai and information the efforts of the Church hierarchy in Chennai to lead to a revival of devotion to St. Thomas. Insodoing, the booklet considers Indian Catholic id, Indian Christian indigeneity and Hindu nationalism, in addition to the promoting of St. Thomas and Catholicism inside of South India.

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