Chandra Mallampalli: Dalit Christians and Indian Pentecostals: De-centering the Ideal Citizen Subject
Center for South Asia Spring Lecture Series 2023
Thursday, March 30, 2023
206 Ingraham Hall
This talk describes the experiences of India’s Dalit Christians and those of Pentecostals, a rapidly growing expression of Protestant Christianity in India and worldwide. Dr. Mallampalli argues that the rise of Pentecostalism presents an alternative “affective citizenship” that nurtures a sense of belonging through democratic practices and tangible experiences of community and spirituality.