Since these workers are largely present only in the background of communications between European missionaries and their supervisors, Liebau has had to embark on a textual marathon, reading about these Indian intermediaries through the eyes of their employers. Acknowledging the potential for abuse, that of (she quotes another historian here) "kidnapping the native as symbol and object of European imagination," shenotes,by way of profiles of several individual nationals, that the "full brutality" of such accusations "does not apply to the early Tranquebar mission" (p. 91; my translation).
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