The story of Conversion of Hindus to Christianity is innovative right from the day they entered India.
They were aware that,to influence Hindus,it is necessary to gain the acceptance of the Brahmins,who are revered in Hinduism.
So they targeted Brahmins.
This method of Conversion was not limited to Britishers.
The Dutch and Portugese who were in India were equally adept.
The Portugese converted Gouda Saraswat Brahmins in Goa and Konkan area.
How far the Christians could go may be witnessed by the fact the Pope,by special dispensation allowed these converted Brahmins to continue wearing the Upaveeda,Yagnyopaveeda!
There is a view that Saint Thomas landed in Kerala and was the first one to spread Christianity in India.
This is misinformation.
He did not visit India.
The Brahmins who were converted to Christianity in Kerala were called Syrian Christians.
They are an Endogenous group.
As a rule they consider themselves to be superior to other Christian denominations and do not intermarry with the other sects.
Those Saraswat Brahmins who were thus converted are called Bayonne.
These converted Brahmins were allowed to wear the Upaveeda by a special dispensation by the Pope.
The Roman Catholic Brahmin, also referred to as Bamonn (Devanagari: बामण, Kannada: ಬಾಮಣು; IAST: Bāmaṇ; pronounced ) in Konkani, is a caste among the Goan and Mangalorean Catholics,of modern-day descendants of Konkani Brahmin, predominantly Goud Saraswat Brahmin converts to Roman Catholicism.