Sahoo, Sarbeswar. (2018) Pentecostalism and Politics of Conversion in India. New Delhi: Cambridge University Press. xviii + 203 pages.

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Robert Stephens

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In his second monograph, Pentecostalism and Politics of Conversion in India, Sarbeswar Sahoo invites readers to explore the multifaceted and historically diverse issue of religious conversion in modern India. Sahoo is particularly interested in understanding and explaining the dramatic rise of anti-Christian violence in India. His introduction cites research findings published by the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life that identifies India as a country with “very high social hostilities” toward Christians. Likewise, the 2016 annual report of the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) indicates that there is “tacit support” coupled with deliberate attempts to inflame communal tension on the part of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

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Stephens, R. (2019). Sahoo, Sarbeswar. (2018) Pentecostalism and Politics of Conversion in India. New Delhi: Cambridge University Press. xviii + 203 pages. International Journal for Indian Studies, 4(2), 142-150. Retrieved from https://journals.ukzn.ac.za/index.php/Nidan/article/view/1461
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Robert Stephens, Department of Philosophy and Religion

Clemson University, Clemson, SC 29634-0528 USA
Rsteph3@clemson.edu