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Carpenters and Kings: Western Christianity and the Idea of India
Author: Siddhartha Sarma
9780670091546 | Hardcover | pp. 336 | 2019 | Penguin
This is an account of how global events, including the Crusades and the Mongol conquests, came together to bring Western Christianity to India.
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A gripping narrative of two diagonally opposite impulses in Christianity: of humble scholars trying to live the Christian ideal, and of ambitious ecclesiastical empire-builders with more earthly goals. Carpenters and Kings is a tale of Christianity, and, equally, a glimpse of the India which has always existed: a multicultural land where every faith has found a home through the centuries.
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