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Mission and Tamil Society : Social and Religious Change in South India (1840-1900) - Henriette Bugge

Mission and Tamil Society

Social and Religious Change in South India (1840-1900)

Paperback Published: 25th January 1995
ISBN: 9780700702923
Number Of Pages: 240

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The area of missionary activity and conversion, the exchange of one religious identity for another has, the author argues, been much neglected in the scholarly debate in spite of being one of the areas where religion as a dynamic factor in Indian society is most apparent. This work provides an analysis of religion as a dynamic factor in Indian society. Not only is the ritual, economic and power status of the missionaries examined but the effects of conversion to the individual, most notably a change insocial status and mobility.

List of Maps
List of Figures
List of Tables
Introductory Note
Approach to the Studyp. 1
The Area: South Arcot Districtp. 13
Geographical Featuresp. 13
Divine Kingshipp. 15
Warrior Kingsp. 18
Arcot under Muslim Rulep. 21
The Colonial Administrationp. 27
The Third Zonep. 32
The Missionary Societiesp. 41
Portuguese and Jesuitsp. 41
Societe des Missions Etrangeres de Parisp. 50
The First Protestant Missionsp. 56
The Danish Missionary Societyp. 64
The Central issuesp. 71
The Intermediaries: Native Priests and Catechistsp. 79
The Organizational Frameworkp. 79
The Recruitment of Catechists and Native Clergyp. 82
The Education of the Catechists and Native Priestsp. 88
The Question of Leadershipp. 96
Maintaining Church Disciplinep. 111
The Concept of Sinp. 112
The Means of Controlp. 116
Religious Processionsp. 123
Suffering and Possessionp. 130
Missionaries and Mass Movementsp. 142
The Mass Movementsp. 142
The Area of the DMS Mass Movementsp. 146
Changes in the Tirukoilur areap. 154
Reactions to Changep. 156
The Danish Missionaries and the Mass Movementsp. 161
The Area of the MEP Mass Movementsp. 167
Changes in the Area of MEP Mass Movementsp. 169
The French Mission and the Mass Movementsp. 173
Conclusionp. 185
Glossaryp. 191
Sources and Referencesp. 193
Indexp. 215
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ISBN: 9780700702923
ISBN-10: 070070292X
Series: Studies in Asian Topics / Nordic Institute of Asian Studies
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 25th January 1995
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 1.4
Weight (kg): 0.31
Edition Number: 1