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Author Henn, Alexander, 1952- author.

Title Hindu-Catholic encounters in Goa : religion, colonialism, and modernity / Alexander Henn
Published Bloomington, Ind. : Indiana University Press, ©2014


Description 1 online resource
Contents Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgments; Note on Transliteration; Introduction; 1 Vasco da Gama''s Error: Conquest and Plurality; 2 Image Wars: Iconoclasm, Idolatry, and Survival; 3 Christian Pura nas: Hermeneutic, Similarity, and Violence; 4 Ganv: Place, Genealogy, and Bodies; 5 Demotic Ritual: Religion and Memory; 6 Crossroads of Religions: Shrines and Urban Mobility; Conclusion. Religion and religions: Syncretism Reconsidered; Notes; References; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; V; W; X; Z
Summary "The state of Goa on India's southwest coast was once the capital of the Portuguese-Catholic empire in Asia. When Vasco Da Gama arrived in India in 1498, he mistook Hindus for Christians, but Jesuit missionaries soon declared war on the alleged idolatry of the Hindus. Today, Hindus and Catholics assert their own religious identities, but Hindu village gods and Catholic patron saints attract worship from members of both religious communities. Through fresh readings of early Portuguese sources and long-term ethnographic fieldwork, this study traces the history of Hindu-Catholic syncretism in Goa and considers its implications for our understanding of power, religion, and postcoloniality"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 191-205) and index
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Subject Catholic Church -- Relations -- Hinduism.
SUBJECT Catholic Church fast
Subject Syncretism (Religion) -- India -- Goa (State)
Hinduism -- Relations -- Christianity.
Christianity and other religions -- Hinduism.
Postcolonialism -- India -- Goa (State)
RELIGION -- Christian Life -- Social Issues.
RELIGION -- Christianity -- General.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Anthropology -- Cultural.
Interfaith relations
Syncretism (Religion)
SUBJECT Goa (India : State) -- Religion
Goa (India : State) -- Religious life and customs
Subject India -- Goa (State)
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780253013002