History of Christianity in India, Vol V, Part 2 is written by Dr. John C. B. Webster and it is titled “North West India in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries”
The Rev. Dr. John C.B. Webster was born in New York City in 1935. He has received degrees from Amherst College (B.A.), Union Theological Seminary (B.D.), Lucknow University (M.A.), and the University of Pennsylvania (Ph.D.). He became ordained minister (Presbyterian Church) in 1960
He came to India in 1960 and served as Supply Pastor of Lal Bagh Methodist Church in Lucknow while studying at Lucknow University. From 1963 to 1976 he taught history at Baring Union Christian College in Batala, Punjab. From 1971 to 1976 he was also Director of the Christian Institute of Sikh Studies there and for one year taught history at Guru Nanak University in Amritsar. He then became Assistant Professor and Professor of History of Christianity at United Theological College, Bangalore, 1977 – 1981.
Upon returning to the U.S.A. in 1981 he was Visiting Professor of Church History and World Mission at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, 1981 – 83. Then, from 1984 to 1994 he served as Pastor of Crossroads Presbyterian Church in Waterford, Connecticut and taught at Union Theological Seminary in New York City as an occasional part-time Lecturer in Ecumenics. From 1994 until his retirement in July 2001 he was a diaconal worker of the Worldwide Ministries Division of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). He was founder and editor of the Dalit International Newsletter from 1996 through 2006. In 2004 he was elected Moderator of the Presbytery of Southern New England. He has published widely in the field of Indian history and especially in the history of Christianity in India.
He has also served on the Editorial Board of the History of Christianity in India multi-volume series.