Hinduism and Christianity have lived closely together in parts of the Subcontinent since the Apostle Thomas's missionary visit in the first century of the Christian era. But in the last five centuries of direct European and South Asian contact that relationship has gained a Subcontinent-wide propinquity, and has often been quite competitive, for the meeting between India and Europe was between tradition and modernity.
"Reginald Heber and Hindu-Christian Dialogue,"
Journal of Hindu-Christian Studies:
Vol. 9, Article 10.
Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.7825/2164-6279.1132