Christian Missionary Activities in Rajputana: Some Social Aspects

N. Benjamin


Christian Missionaries became active in erst-while Rajputana in the British period. They established several missions which were involved in, among others, social welfare activities. They were pioneers in establishing modern schools and medical facilities. They played an important role in famine relief work and fought against opium consumption. They were concerned with the upliftment of the weaker sections of the society. They established churches and in effect introduced a new style of architecture. They have been accused of converting the local people to Christianity. Many people believe that on balance their role was positive.

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