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Sundar Singh, Sadhu

Sundar Singh, Sadhu (1889–c.1929). Indian Christian teacher and mystic. Born of wealthy Sikh parents (though describing himself as a seeker, not a Sikh), he was converted to Christianity by a vision, and in 1905 was baptized into the Anglican Church. He wore the robe of a sādhu to point to the possibility of Christianity in a Hindu context. His Eastern connections aroused great interest in Europe (shown in the writings of B. H. Streeter and N. Söderblom among others), but in Germany also some accusations that he was a charlatan or a victim of his own fantasies. He was last heard of in Apr. 1929.

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