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Mass-conversions of Meenakshipuram

Mumtaz Ali Khan

Mass-conversions of Meenakshipuram

a sociological enquiry

by Mumtaz Ali Khan

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Published by Christian Literature Society in Madras .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Mīn̲āṭcipuram (India),
  • India,
  • Mīn̲āṭcipuram.
    • Subjects:
    • Muslim converts -- India -- Mīn̲āṭcipuram.,
    • Mīn̲āṭcipuram (India) -- Religion -- 20th century.

    • Edition Notes

      StatementMumtaz Ali Khan.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsBP63.I52 M565 1983
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxii, 169 p. :
      Number of Pages169
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL2828827M
      LC Control Number83904536

      He was a stauch shudhi pracharak and actively participated in the Arya Samaj movement against Meenakshipuram (Tamil Nadu) mass conversions held in s. Born on 06 Aug Parent’s names: Poyilil Kuttan Nair and Kizhuvalathu Ammalu Amma.   Why Buddhism invites Dalits The conversion of Dalits to Buddhism in Una, Gujarat, was not the first such instance. The Indian Express looks at previous mass conversions by Dalits and the pressures that have forced them to take the : Amrith Lal.

      With his death the entire Arya Jagat has lost a veteran Arya Missionary who devoted his entire life for the mission of Arya Samaj and Maharshi Dayanand’s ideals. He was a stauch shudhi pracharak and actively participated in the Arya Samaj movement against Meenakshipuram (Tamil Nadu) mass conversions held in s. Born on 06 Aug Baxter traces Periyar’s support for Islam as an inspiration for the mass conversions of Dalits in the village of Meenakshipuram in and argues that this was a subaltern way of not just protesting against exclusion, but also negotiating with the demands of modernity and democracy. Lexington Books. [Google Scholar] Pandian, M. S. S. Author: Karthick Ram Manoharan.

      The Rights and Wrongs of Conversion. The dictionary meaning of the term ‘conversion’ in the present context may be, in its theological sense, the Mining of sinners to God; a change from sinfulness to righteousness; or in the more familiar sense, the action of bringing a person over, or the fact of being brought over, to a particular belief or opinion, specially to a religious faith. I am astonished that someone actually has a doubt regarding this. What happened in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Bangladesh etc.? How did the Hinduism completely disappear from there? There was a time, when only Hindus lived in these places - along th.


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Mass-conversions of Meenakshipuram by Mumtaz Ali Khan Download PDF EPUB FB2

This is based on my book “mass conversions of Meenakshipuram. A sociological enquiry” published in This is based on a scientific methodology adopted by personally investigating into the conversion scenario. Islam does not permit conversions out of compulsions, and coercion.

Genre/Form: History: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Khan, Mumtaz Ali. Mass-conversions of Meenakshipuram.

Madras: Christian Literature Society, © The Meenakshipuram conversion was a mass religious conversion that took place in the Indian village of Meenakshipuram, in which hundreds of low caste Hindus Mass-conversions of Meenakshipuram book to incident sparked debate over freedom of religion in India and the government decided to introduce anti-conversion legislation.

Later, many converts converted back to Hinduism, citing the lack of fulfillment of. As a nationwide debate over religious conversions gets underway, provoked by Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan's comments to the Bharatiya Janata Party executive earlier this month, returned to Meenakshipuram village in Tamil Nadu, where the mass conversions of Dalits to Islam in February laid the foundation for the resurgence of Hindutva in.

BIBLIOGRAPHY Books Aadalarasan, Thanjai. Thanthai Periyarum Tazhthapattrorum (Periyar and the Ali Khan, Mumtaj Mass-Conversions of Meenakshipuram: A Sociological Enquiry. Madras: Christian Literature Society. Calcutta: Samya, in Association with the Book Review Literary Trust.

Gerth H. and Mills C. Wright (ed.) From. The shocker- Meenakshipuram conversion. The Hindu Archives July Tamil Nadu has not recorded any incident of mass conversions as in the past, thanks to the work of Dalit Mass-conversions of Meenakshipuram book and social workers. The Meenakshipuram converts have no regrets.

The second generation, which has grown up in the new faith, feels emancipated from the. As a nationwide debate over religious conversions gets underway, provoked by Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan's comments to the Bharatiya Janata Party executive earlier this month, returned to Meenakshipuram village in Tamil Nadu, where the mass conversions of Dalits to Islam in February laid the foundation for the resurgence of Hindutva in the decades since.

When the mass conversions in Meenakshipuram took place he became a Muslim because, "the whole village was doing so". Moreover, he claims that he was promised Rs 3, by Muslim leaders. Subbiah frankly admits that he did not know what the tenets of Islam were and he refused to undergo circumcision or pray in the mosque.

InNaqvi went on an assignment to cover a mass conversion in one of the villages of Meenakshipuram, near Tamilnadu.

For his objective coverage of the mass conversion, Naqvi drew huge negative criticism from his editor and colleagues. On Februthe nation was shaken by news of mass conversions by dalits to Islam in the Tamil Nadu hamlet.

Till then, few had heard of Meenakshipuram. The mass conversions ensured self-respect and economic independence for the Dalits, he contended, defending his doctoral thesis on ‘Mass religious conversion at Meenakshipuram: A. The book fails to engage theories of peasant society, cultural change, colonialism, modes of production, subalternity, and such.

But mass conversions to Islam in Meenakshipuram (near Tenkasi) and Sri Lankan Tamil rebel activity on the south Tamil coast made the region too sensitive for the state to permit my fieldwork. So I went back. These ties make Meenakshipuram a different conversion story.

While some members of a family converted to Islam, many remained Hindus. But the village, which. There have also been reports of mass conversions from Meenakshipuram in Tamil Nadu’s Tirunelveli district, where people of the Thevar caste converted to Islam.

About 60 Dalit families of Jamalpur in Uttar Pradesh’s Meerut district have issued an ultimatum to the local VHP leader saying that unless they are allowed to worship at the. The shocker Print edition: Janu T+ T- July Sri Visweswara Theertha Swami of the Pejwar Mutt and the heads of a few other mutts meeting Dalits of Meenakshipuram during a Hindu Solidarity Conference in the village.

After the mass conversions in Meenakshipuram, in Tirunelveli district, Tamil Nadu, in (where Mallar families en masse converted to Islam.

While many milestones are listed—the mass conversions of Dalits in Meenakshipuram to Islam inMurli Manohar Joshi’s ekta yatra ofthe Bhagalpur riots of and so on—the. In stark contrast is Meenakshipuram mass conversion case of when thousands of lower caste Hindus converted to Islam in the village of Meenakshipuram in Tamil Nadu.

Arthur Bonner, a former New York Times Reporter, writes in his book ‘Averting the Apocalypse: Social Movements in India’ that “Prime Minister Indira Gandhi was reported to. 'Mass conversions', with particular reference, first to a hamlet called Meenakshipuram, which later spread to adjoining areas in the southern districts of Tamil Nadu.

Tn all these places Harijans (or the exuntouchables) got converted to Islam. The first of these mass conversions took place in Meenakshipuram on the 19th of February The rest. PDF | Publisher: Aleph Book Company, " Turfatar yeh hai, ki apna bhi na jaana, aur yun hee Apna, apna kehke humko sabse beygaana kiya " | Find, read and cite all the research you need on.

KHAN, Mumtaz Ali,«Mass Conversions of Meenakshipuram: A Sociological Inquiry», in ODDIE, G.A. (ed.), Religion in South Asia: Religious Conversions and Revival Movements in South Asia in Medieval and Modern Times,Delhi: South Asia Books.Vaidya referred to the mass conversion of Dalit families in a Tamil Nadu village, Meenakshipuram, to Islam in February It was the first time mass conversions hit national headlines and made the Vishwa Hindu Parishad, virtually unknown until then, famous.J Mass conversions of hundreds of Hindu untouchables have sent shock waves through religious and government circles and riveted national attention on a unique -- and outlawed Author: Carol Honsa.