Overview for Christians and the National Movement
This book is about the role of the Protestant Christians in the Indian freedom struggle. Limiting his scope, the author deals with the Protestant Indian Christians and missionaries during the period between 1919 to 1939, with special emphasis to those in Tamil Nadu. This book is unique as it bases its findings on a document of the British Government called â€˜the Memoranda of 1919â€ which has not been utilized thus far in any academic research study dealing with the subject of Christian participation in the Indian National Movement.
Arthur Jeyakumar (Author)
The Rev. Dr. D. Arthur Jeyakumar was born on 15 March 1944 in Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu. He had his education in Tiruchirapalli where he studied at St. Joseph's College and gained his B.A. (Economics) from Madras University (1963). Then he went through theological studies and obtained his Bachelor of Divinity (1966), Master of Theology (1973) and Doctor of Theology (1991) degrees from the Senate of Serampore College (University). Dr. Arthur Jeyakumar has written articles both in Tamil and English. He is an ordained presbyter of the Church of South India and is on the teaching faculty of the Tamilnadu Theological Seminary at Arasaradi, Madurai since 1975. He is a member of the Church History Association of India since 1973 and has served as its General Secretary (1982-88) and Vice-President (1988-93). He was Associate Director of the Ecumenical Christian Centre at Whitefield, Bangalore during his sabbatical in 1989. During 1997, he taught at the Candler School of Theology at Emory Univerysity, atlanta, Georgia, USA while being the International Church Person inResidence at the Mission REsource Centre under the General Board of Global Ministries, United Methodist Church of USA. At present, he is serving as the Deputy Registrar of the Board of Theological Education of the Senate of Serampore College.