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Ritual, Caste, and Religion in Colonial South India

Bergunder, Michael [u.a.] [Hrsg.]:
Ritual, Caste, and Religion in Colonial South India / ed. by Michael Bergunder, Heiko Frese, and Ulrike Schröder. - Wiesbaden : Harrassowitz ; Halle/Saale : Franckesche Stiftungen, 2010. - 386 S. - (Neue Hallesche Berichte ; 9)
ISBN 978-3-447-06377-7
EUR 15,80
DDC: 954.803

The volume Ritual, Caste, and Religion in Colonial South Asia edited by Michael Bergunder, Heiko Frese, and Ulrike Schröder focuses on South India during the colonial period in the 19th and 20th century. The study's purpose is to explore the impact that notions of ritual, caste, and religion had on Indian society during the time. The various authors give detailed analyses of Tamil and Telugu sources, emphasizing the historical background by accenting 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, and with this vitally contribute to the history of colonisation in India. [Verlagsinformation]

Introduction. 7
Saiva Siddhanta
Andreas Nehring:
Performing the revival: Performance and performativity in a colonial discourse in South India. 12
Michael Bergunder:
Saiva Siddhanta as a universal religion: J. M. Nallasvami Pillai (1864–1920) and Hinduism in colonial South India. 30
Ravi Vaitheespara:
Forging a Tamil caste: Maraimalai Adigal (1876–1950) and the discourse of caste and ritual in colonial Tamilnadu. 89
Peter Schalk:
Sustaining the pre-colonial past: Saiva defiance against Christian rule in the 19th century in Jaffna. 106
Ulrike Schröder:
No religion, but ritual? Robert Caldwell and The Tinnevelly Shanars. 131
Mary E. Hancock:
Landscapes of Christianity in colonial South India: The matter of Hindu ritual and Christian conversion, 1870–1920. 161
Torsten Tschacher:
Witnessing fun: Tamil-speaking Muslims and the imagination of ritual in colonial Southeast Asia. 189
C. J. Fuller and Haripriya Narasimhan:
The agraharam: The transformation of social space and Brahman status in Tamilnadu during the colonial and postcolonial periods. 219
Gnanasigamony Aloysius:
Vicissitudes of subaltern self-identification: A reading of Tamilan. 238
A. R. Venkatachalapathy:
'More Kshatriya than thou!' Debating caste and ritual ranking in colonial Tamilnadu. 275
Heiko Frese:
Soliloquizing Brahmans: Questions to a Telugu journal from the late 19th century. 293
Vakulabharanam Rajagopal:
Anti-reform discourse in Andhra: Cultural nationalism that failed. 310
Velcheru Narayana Rao:
Multiple lives of a text: The Sumati śatakamu in colonial Andhra. 330
Appendix I
T. Velayuda Mudaliar vs. N. Chidambaram Iyer on the message of Ramalinga Adigal (From: The Theosophist 4 [1882/1883] 61–64). 359
Appendix II
Sources on the contact between J. M. Nallasvami Pillai and Vivekananda. 369
Contributors. 375
Index. 377

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