The Missionary Herald Volume 57

The Missionary Herald Volume 57

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1861 edition. Excerpt: ...but have not been taught any better system, in which to put their confidence. I think, however, we may safely say, that the labors of the Government in the cause of education have resulted in good to the community, though not in all the good which we could wish to see. Protection by the Government. I will add a few words in regard to our relations to the Government. We have always been protected by the authorities, and our converts have also received that protection in regard to their lives and persons which they had a right to claim from their rulers. But when I came here, Christian converts could not expect to inherit any of their parents' property; it must all be given up to the heathen heirs. Children could not claim their own father's estate, even though they were his only children, for his brothers or other relatives who remained heathens, could claim it for themselves. Such was the law, and the courts of justice could furnish us no relief. Now all this is changed. By an act passed in 1852, all Christians are protected in their property and other rights, as well as in their persons. They cannot be deprived of rights merely because they have lost caste by becoming Christians. As a necessary consequence, they have a right to the public roads and to the use of the public tanks. On this matter the recent decision of Government, which has been approved by Her Majesty's Secretary of State for India, has given great satisfaction to Christians throughout this land. How different this state of things from that of twenty-five years ago, when all the heathen looked down upon a native Christian as the lowest of the low. Now they look up to him as one protected by the Government and of the same caste with the rulers, and professing that faith of...
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  • Paperback | 236 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 13mm | 426g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236953584
  • 9781236953582