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Title Religion and public culture : encounters and identities in modern South India / edited by Keith E. Yandell and John J. Paul
Published Richmond : Curzon, 2000

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Description xii, 260 pages ; 25 cm
Contents 1. The Construction of Hinduism as a "Public" Religion: Looking Again at the Religious Roots of Company Raj In South India / Robert Eric Frykenberg -- 2. Acting in Public versus Forming a Public: Conflict Processing and Political Mobilization in Nineteenth Century South India / Pamela G. Price -- 3. The Significance of Episcopal Extension for Church-State Relations in British India / Susan Billington Harper -- 4. The Drama of Conversion in the Courts of South India: Challenges to Aggressive Missionary Enterprise and Changing Judicial Attitudes in the Nineteenth Century / John J. Paul -- 5. Routinized Charisma: the Case of Aurobindo and Auroville / Robert K. Minor -- 6. Dissolving One Paradox and Discovering Another: Pillan's Interpretation of Nammalvar's Poem / John B. Carman -- 7. Memories of Brahman Agraharam in Travancore / Pauline Kolenda -- 8. Cult Saints, Heroes, and Warrior Kings: South Asian Islam in the Making / Susan Bayly -- 9. Persons "East" and "West" / Keith E. Yandell -- 10. The Heterodoxies in Tamil Nadu / James D. Ryan
Summary "The essays in this book consider the evolution of the notion of Hinduism as a distinct and singular separate religion; the relationship between this kind of formulation and various European or western influences in India; and differences which the formation of this idea and its acceptance have made upon wider public consciousness. Each essay also considers certain general issues - such as the passing along of religious authority from one generation to the next, and the rise of disputes over matters both ideological (or doctrinal) and institutional, disputes that are fundamental to the traditions concerned and yet have unmistakable cross-cultural references."--BOOK JACKET
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Hinduism and culture -- India, South.
Hinduism -- Social aspects -- India, South.
Hinduism -- India, South -- Influence.
Religion and culture -- India, South.
Religions -- India, South.
Religious disputations -- India, South.
Social change -- Religious aspects.
Social change -- India, South.
India, South -- Religion.
Author Paul, John J. (John Jeya)
Yandell, Keith E., 1938-
ISBN 0700711015