Born in Kerala, South India, in 1939, Augustine Kanjamala, SVD, entered the Divine Word Seminary at the age of seventeen. He was ordained a priest in October 1970 and worked for three years among the tribal Catholics of Orissa in eastern India. He taught mission theology in major Indian seminaries and was a scholar in residence at Catholic Theological Union, Chicago, in 1986. He is the author of Religion and Modernization of India (1981) as well as numerous articles. The Future of Christian Mission in India is the fruit of forty years of research, teaching, and publications.