Boundaries of Religion: Essays on Christianity, Ethnic Conflict, and Violence

Hardcover | September 26, 2013

byRowena Robinson

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Religion continues to play a significant role in contemporary India. Boundaries of Religion is a collection of essays that brings together some of Rowena Robinson's seminal writings, spanning over the past two decades, on ethnic conflict and popular Christianity in India. With the author'sinterest turning to the study of non-Hindu communities, specifically Christians, and their field of interaction with Hindus, this book brings to fore the various manifestations of religion in ritual and practice specifically, and, on a broader scale, its relation to politics and the state. Itfocuses on making an attempt to understand how minorities are identified, defined, and categorized by legal and institutional processes.

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Religion continues to play a significant role in contemporary India. Boundaries of Religion is a collection of essays that brings together some of Rowena Robinson's seminal writings, spanning over the past two decades, on ethnic conflict and popular Christianity in India. With the author'sinterest turning to the study of non-Hindu comm...

Rowena Robinson is Visiting Professor at the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, India Institute of Guwahati, Assam, and Professor at the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Mumbai.
Format:HardcoverDimensions:318 pages, 8.46 × 5.51 × 0.01 inPublished:September 26, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198090404

ISBN - 13:9780198090403

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ForewordAcknowledgementsPublisher's AcknowledgementsIntroductionPART I: CHRISTIANITY1. The Cross: Contestation and Transformation of a Religious Symbol in Southern Goa2. Cuncolim: Weaving a Tale of Resistance3. Taboo or Veiled Consent? Goan Inquisitorial Edict of 17364. Interrogating Modernity, Gendering 'Tradition': Teatr Tales from Goa5. Journeying through the Social Worlds of Conversion6. Indian Christians: Trajectories of DevelopmentPart II: ETHNIC VIOLENCE AND CONFLICT7. Virtual Warfare: The Internet as the New Site for Global Religious Conflict8. Marginalization and Violence: Concerns for India and Its Muslims9. Boundary Battles: Muslim Women and Community Identity in the Aftermath of Violence10. Naata, Nyaya: Friendship and/or Justice on the Border11. Betwixt Kin and Community: Muslim Women and the Family in the Wake of Ethnic Strife in Western IndiaIndex