The Saint in the Banyan Tree

The Saint in the Banyan Tree

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qThis is a powerful and exciting work. Mosse has produced a work of scholarship that is lively and readable without any loss of subtlety and sophistication. It is a ground-breaking study, of critical importance to the ways we understand religious nationalism and the anthropology of postcolonial experience.q--Susan Bayly, author of Asian Voices in a Postcolonial AgeOnly after Independence would this as a structure of economic order be changed by Catholic Pallar mobility (chapter ... from Pallars, for example, at the harvest festival of St. Anthony, when dependents received shares from the landlorda#39;s ceremonial ponkal rice pot. And tied Totti Paraiyar households were expected to carry out funeral service, to drum when accompanying family members fulfilling vows atanbsp;...

Title:The Saint in the Banyan Tree
Author:David Mosse
Publisher:Univ of California Press - 2012


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