- Jul 2012
Early Christians in India, claimed to be converted originally by St. Thomas the apostle, had long been 'reconverted' to Catholicism in Portuguese Inquisition in Goa.Christians in India seem to be mostly Roman Catholic, Orthodox, or Anglican. I would assume the Orthodox are descended from those converted in early times. Not sure if the Catholic and Anglicans were mostly converted by the Portuguese or English or were already Christians and associated with those religions, which were fairly similar to early Christianity.
I had a colleague who was Christian from India. He said Christians don't have castes, which might mean that many of the original converts were low caste. He said he was told to go to an Episcopal Church if he couldn't find one of his Indian churches, as that was the closest. Not sure if they were Anglicans or just derived from early Christianity and weren't Roman Catholic, Orthodox, or Protestant. He said the his state had a high percentage of Christians from early times. It might be Kerala.
The handful that resisted got affiliated with Syriac Church.