The Fitting Dark Age of Jesuit Mission in Madurai

R.Thomas Hod, Raichel C Raj


South India was opened for missionary activities on a large scale. The confluence of religions in Tamil Nadu is an exhilarating subject for study. In addition the native religions like Hinduism, Jainism, Buddhism and foreign religions like Christianity, Judaism and Islam are found here. The proposed paper is intended, to highlight the former Madura Jesuit mission and the political authority overlapped. Also the persecution of convert, the heather converts in the subsequent years; facing opposition from the indigenous elite of the region is highlighted. This article also highlights the problems and challenges faced by the missions.

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