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Dalit Theology

  1. Dalit Conversion and Social Protest in Travancore, 1854-1890 by George Oommen

    The Travancore Pulaya mass conversion movement to Anglicanism in the latter half of 19th century was an expression of social protest. For thousands these conversions were protests heralding exit from the inhumanity of the caste system. These oppressed also saw the doors opening for them as a way out of the misery with the success of the anti-slave campaign championed by the missionaries.

  2. Liberative Motifs in the Dalit Religion by James Elisha

    There is both need and possibility for finding and documenting the rich resources from dalit culture that can help in theologizing. The author finds liberative motifs and highlights their utility for this challenge.

  3. Paraiyars Ellaiyamman as an Iconic Symbol of Collective Resistance and Emancipatory Mythography by Sathianathan Clarke

    A probing of the religion of the Paraiyars in one community of the Dalits in India. This article is an investigation of the collective experience and voice of the Dalit community.

  4. Re-reading Tribal and Dalit Conversion Movements: The Case of the Malayarayans and Pulayas of Kerala by George Oommen

    In the nineteenth century, the Indian "Tribals", such as the Malayarayans and Pulayas of Kerala, were called upon to face radical change. Issues related to preservation of their identity and space on the one hand, and dealing with the new world-view on the other, were vital to their sustained and meaningful continuance.

  5. The Emerging Dalit Theology: A Historical Appraisal by George Oommen

    The emergence of Dalit Theology in the Indian context and suggestions for its future directions. The term "Dalit" comes from the Sanskrit "dal". It means burst, split, broken or torn asunder, downtrodden, scattered, crushed and destroyed. In popular parlance "Dalit" refers to the "untouchable" population of India.

  6. Towards a Dalit Liberative Hermeneutics: Re-reading The Psalms of Lament by K. Jesurathnam

    Dalit-liberative hermeneutics is scientific and praxis-oriented. The Psalms of Lament enhances and empowers the Dalits in their struggles.

  7. Viewing The Bible Through The Eyes And Ears of Subalterns In India by Sathianathan Clarke

    Dr. Clarke discusses the problems facing the cultural outcasts (Dalits) of India, giving a Biblical perspective concerning their plight.

  8. Viewing The Bible Through The Eyes And Ears of Subalterns In India by Sathianathan Clarke

    Dr. Clarke discusses the problems facing the cultural outcasts (Dalits) of India, giving a Biblical perspective concerning their plight.