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Chakkarai Chetty, Vengal
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(Jan 17, 1880, Madras – Jun 14, 1958, Madras) came from a respected Chettiar family and was raised as a Hindu. He graduated from Madras Christian College in philosophy; at this time he became a Christian (baptized Feb 22, 1903). Initially, Chakkarai worked as a teacher; at the same time he studied law and was active as a lawyer from 1909 to 1912. In 1913, he joined the Danish Missions to work among educated Hindus. In the same year, together with his brother-in-law Pandipeddi Chenchiah and others, he founded Christo Samaj, a union of critical India…

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Ludwig, Frieder, “Chakkarai Chetty, Vengal”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 13 April 2021 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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