Here is a book, entitled “Creative Ministries” which exposes the daring and courage of Fr. Martin Baliah of the Archdiocese of Madras-Mylapore who worked in the remote villages of the district of Kancheepuram for over 25 years. The bitter struggles which he had to endure when he took up the defence of the poor dalits against the onslaughts of some caste people is in short a retelling of the Gospel. Fr. Martin has shown that a missionary option of this type is difficult but not impossible.
In this book, he shares his rich experiences and his different liberative and prophetic ministries. He also makes critical reflections on his experiences and pastoral praxis. Reading and re-reading through the pages of his book is great inspiration and challenge both for ministry and spiritual life.