Original Research - Special Collection: Graham Duncan Dedication

Presbyterian Indians in South Africa

Jerry Pillay
HTS Teologiese Studies / Theological Studies | Vol 72, No 1 | a3402 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/hts.v72i1.3402 | © 2016 Jerry Pillay | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 07 March 2016 | Published: 31 August 2016

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Jerry Pillay, Department of Church History and Church Polity, Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, South Africa


In this article the author traces the origins and development of Indians in the Uniting Presbyterian Church in Southern Africa. He acknowledges the work of the founder of the Indian Presbyterian work, the Rev. Joseph Prakasim, looks at the expansion of Presbyterianism among the Indian population in South Africa and shows how through various ministries these congregations contributed to the development of the Indian communities in South Africa, impacting on the country as a whole.


Presbyterianism; Indians; South Africa; Indian congregations; Uniting Presbyterian Church in Southern Africa


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