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Gulf Migration, Remittances and Religion: Interplay of Faith and Prosperity Amongst Syrian Christians in Kerala

  • Ginu Zacharia Oommen
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Abstract

The religious topography of Kerala, southern state of India, is quite unique. Muslims and Christians together constitute nearly 40% of the total population, which is a rather different demographic pattern from the rest of India. Along with the social changes, by the beginning of twentieth century, the newly introduced colonial economy prompted Keralites to migrate to plantations in Sri Lanka, Singapore, and Malaysia (Malaya) as clerks and coolies.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ginu Zacharia Oommen
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  1. 1.Kerala Public Service CommissionTrivandrumIndia

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