short note shuddhi movement
Shuddhi Movement was started by Arya Samaj in earlier part of 20th century to bring back the people who had converted to Islam and Christianity from Hinduism. Swami Dayanand Sarawati played a prominent role in the shuddhi movement. The Shuddhi Movement challenged the Christian missionaries who tried to convert the uneducated, poor and depressed classes of the Hindus. Because of his saintly character, courage and moving oration more than 18,000 Muslims returned to Hindu fold in some parts of U.P. alone. They also succeeded in reconverting a number of Hindus who had been forcibly converted to Islam during the Mopla rebellion in Kerala in 1920.