Ritual, Caste, and Religion in Colonial South India
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Bergunder, Michael, Frese, Heiko and Schröder, Ulrike (Eds.): Ritual, Caste, and Religion in Colonial South India, Heidelberg ; Berlin: CrossAsia-eBooks, 2019 (2010) (Neue Hallesche Berichte, Vol. 9). https://doi.org/10.11588/xabooks.539

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The book was originally published in 2010 with Verlag der Franckeschen Stiftungen zu Halle, Halle. ISBN: 978-3-447-06377-7


Michael Bergunder, Heiko Frese and Ulrike Schröder (Eds.)

Ritual, Caste, and Religion in Colonial South India

Neue Hallesche Berichte

This book explores the impact that notions of ritual, caste, and religion had on society in 19th-20th century colonial South India. The authors present detailed studies of Tamil and Telegu sources, with a particular focus on the newly established print media of the time. They show how these concepts played a crucial role in the formation of social, cultural, and religious identities.

N.B.: For copyright reasons, only articles can be published on CrossAsia eBooks, where the authors have given their consent to the online publication.

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Performing the revival
Performance and performativity in a colonial discourse in South India
Michael Bergunder
Saiva Siddhanta as a universal religion
J. M. Nallasvami Pillai (1864-1920) and Hinduism in colonial South India
Ravi Vaitheespara
Forging a Tamil caste
Maraimalai Adigal (1876-1950) and the discourse of caste and ritual in colonial Tamilnadu
Peter Schalk
Sustaining the pre-colonial past
Saiva defiance against Christian rule in the 19th century in Jaffna
Ulrike Schröder
No religion, but ritual?
Robert Caldwell and The Tinnevelly Shanars
Mary E. Hancock
Landscapes of Christianity in colonial South India
The matter of Hindu ritual and Christian conversion, 1870-1920
Torsten Tschacher
Witnessing fun
Tamil-speaking Muslims and the imagination of ritual in colonial Southeast Asia
Chris J. Fuller, Haripriya Narasimhan
The agraharam
The transformation of social space and Brahman status in Tamilnadu during the colonial and postcolonial periods
A. R. Venkatachalapathy
'More Kshatriya than thou!'
Debating caste and ritual ranking in colonial Tamilnadu
Heiko Frese
Soliloquizing Brahmans
Questions to a Telugu journal from the 19th century
Appendix I: T. Velayuda Mudaliar vs. N Chidambaram Iyer on the message of Ramalinga Adigal
From: The Theosophist 4 [1882/1883] 61-64
Appendix II: Sources on the contact between J. M. Nallasvami and Vivekananda