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The saint in the banyan tree : Christianity and caste society in India

Author: David Mosse
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2012.
Series: Anthropology of Christianity, 14.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats

Explores Christianity's trajectory as a social and cultural force in southern India. This title shows how caste was central to the way in which categories of religion and culture were formed and  Read more...

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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David Mosse
ISBN: 9780520253162 0520253167 9780520273498 0520273494 9780520953970 0520953975
OCLC Number: 788263421
Description: xx, 385 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: A Jesuit mission in history --
A culture of popular Catholicism --
Christians in village society: caste, place, and the ritualization of power --
Public worship and disputed caste: the Santiyakappar Festival over 150 years --
Christianity and Dalit struggle: 1960s to 1980s --
Hindu religious nationalism and Dalit Christian activism --
A return visit to Alapuram: religion and caste in the 2000s.
Series Title: Anthropology of Christianity, 14.
Responsibility: David Mosse.
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"The author achieves both historical depth and ethngraphic sophistication in his analysis of the complex relationship between caste and Christianity in India." -- J. J. Preston Choice "Achieving a Read more...

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