Is there any document/ literature that says that people were forcibly converted from buddhism to hinduism? As far as I understand, buddhism and Jainism were just different philosophies in the Indian spiritual landscape. There was no such thing as "Hinduism" as such.i have heard that marathas stopped growth of christianity in goa
to be honest christian missionaries and european colonists were no better when it came to religion, the hindus also converted a big proportions of these same south indians from buddhism to hinduism. hindu missionaries were trying to convert north east territory people into hinduism in the seventeenth century.
it is amusing to see how these catholic countries esp france and spain who tried to convert every inch of their occupied territories to christianity are majority atheists today and now preach human rights and democracy and values of western civilization instead of christianity.
i also think that there must have been christian community in goa before portugese, but must have been converted into a new sect.
the Filipino converted because their hindu rajas converted, thats what i read from philippines history, islam still survives in the philippones, hinduism/buddhism doesnt.