Christian Institute for the Study of Religion and Society, a Research Arm of Christian Churches in India
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This study follows an evolution of thinking within the CISRS about Indian society, about the study of Indian religion, and about key social issues which are themselves replete with questions about the role of religion in social life. Thus, there are chapters exploring issues confronted by dalits (`the oppressed', Untouchables and other traditionally disadvantaged people), tribal people, and women.
" Thompson's careful and balanced study not only opens the activity of the Institute to broad knowledge, it also sets its work in the broad context of contemporary global issues -- thus prodding the Institute to a wider and more effective engagement with society in the future." -- Harold Coward in Hindu-Christian Studies
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