Prophylactic, anti-paedophile hymn-writing in colonial India: an introduction to Amy Carmichael (1867-1951) and her missionary writings

Cho, N.J., 2009. Prophylactic, anti-paedophile hymn-writing in colonial India: an introduction to Amy Carmichael (1867-1951) and her missionary writings. Modern Language Review, 104 (2), pp. 353-374.

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Abstract

This article aims to introduce the life, ministry, and writings of Amy Carmichael, a missionary best known for her establishment of the Dohnavur Fellowship in India, an organization which aimed to protect vulnerable children, especially devadasis (temple servants), from sexual exploitation. An overview is given of her publications and of their critical reception. It is demonstrated how she attempted to articulate an indigenous Indian theology through observations of the Indian landscape, fauna, and flora in her writings, and how her prophylactic hymns written for the children of the Fellowship were a response to her welfare work against paedophile abuse.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Modern Language Review
Creators: Cho, N.J.
Publisher: Modern Humanities Research Association
Date: 2009
Volume: 104
Number: 2
Divisions: Schools > School of Arts and Humanities
Depositing User: EPrints Services
Date Added: 09 Oct 2015 11:12
Last Modified: 19 Oct 2015 14:42
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/24300

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