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J.S.C. Banerjee

, Assistant Bishop of Lahore

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J.S.C Banerjee was a highly educated Indian Christian who, due to a shortage of European personnel in the twentieth century, was employed as a missionary in India in 1913 and given a European salary. Whilst some endorsed his unusually high salary, others at the time thought that Indian churches should support their own Indian missionaries and that Indian missionaries should be paid a level that the church could afford. This would mean a much lower salary in line with Indian salaries. Appointing Indians as missionaries and paying them lower salaries than their European counterparts became a cause of friction and was ended on the recommendation of the Church Mission Society (CMS) delegation to India in 1921-1922 which decided to stop employing more Indian missionaries under the CMS.

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J.S.C. Banerjee, by Henry Abraham Booth Wayland - NPG x8847

J.S.C. Banerjee

by Henry Abraham Booth Wayland
bromide print, early 20th century
NPG x8847

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