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Christianity in Indian History: Issues of Culture, Power and Knowledge

Pius Malekandathil (Editor) Joy L.K. Pachuau (Editor) Tanika Sarkar (Editor)

This volume is a collection of wide ranging essays on Indian Christianity and Christian missionaries in India. It attempts to identify and reflect upon Christianity’s regional and temporal variations from Early Modern times, its links with global Christian institutions and movements, its diverse cultural practices, and its relationship with caste and class. The essays herein underline the existence of many Christianities in Indian history, their mutual linkages, their exchanges and interactions as well as their debates with other Indian religions and communities. They anchor Christian historical experiences within a larger Indian modernity and identify the specificities and influences of Christian identities as well as locate their intermeshing with other Indian identities.

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About the authors

Pius Malekandathil

Pius Malekandathil is at present Reader in History at Goa University. He took M.A. from Kerala University, M.Phil. and Ph.D. in History from Pondicherry Central University. His publications include The Germans, the Portuguese and India, Munster (Germany): LIT Verlag, 1999, The Portuguese, Indian Ocean and European Bridgeheads: Festschrift in Honour of Prof. K.S. Mathew, jointly edited with T. Jamal Mohammed, Fundacao Oriente, 2001 and Portuguese and the Socio-cultural Changes in India: 1500-1800, jointly edited with K.S. Mathew and Teotonio R. de Souza, Fundacao Oriente, 2001. Dr. Pius contributes regularly to national and international journals and seminars. His forthcoming volume is The Portuguese and the Hinterland: The Journey of D. Alexis Meneses to the Land of St. Thomas Christians.

Joy L.K. Pachuau

Joy L.K. Pachuau teaches at the Centre for Historical Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. Besides working on the socio-cultural history of Northeast India, her research interest includes European expansion in Asia in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. A common thread in both these areas is the history of Christianity, which also forms the core of her interest.

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Title Christianity in Indian History: Issues of Culture, Power and Knowledge
Format Hardcover
Date published: 22.07.2016
Edition 1st. ed.
Publisher Primus Books
Language: English
isbn 9789384082666
length 294p.,