1st Edition

Constructing Indian Christianities
Culture, Conversion and Caste





ISBN 9780367176716
Published June 12, 2019 by Routledge India
288 Pages

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This volume offers insights into the currentpublic-square debates on Indian Christianity. Drawing on ethnographic fieldwork as well as rigorous analyses, it discusses the myriad histories of Christianity in India, its everyday practice and contestations and the process of its indigenisation. It addresses complex and pertinent themes such as Dali

Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgements. Introduction Chad M. Bauman and Richard Fox Young. Part 1. Who and What is an Indian Christian? 1. Godparents and the Mother�s Brother: �Spiritual� Parenthood among the Latin Catholics of Kerala, South India Miriam Benteler 2. Between Christian and Hindu: Khrist Bhaktas, Catholics and the Negotiation of Devotion in the Banaras Region Kerry P. C. San Chirico 3. Interlocking Caste with Congregation: A Political Necessity for Dalit Christians in Andhra, South India? Ashok Kumar M. Part 2. Whose Religion is Indian Christianity? 4. Late 16th- and Early 17th-Century Contestations of Catholic Christianity at the Mughal Court Gulfishan Khan 5. Authority, Patronage and Customary Practices: Protestant Devotion and the Development of the Tamil Hymn in Colonial South India Hephzibah Israel 6. From Christian Ashrams to Dalit Theology � or Beyond? An Examination of the Indigenisation/Inculturation Trend within the Indian Catholic Church Xavier Gravend-Tirole 7. Taking the Cross and Walking from Subalternity to Modernity James Ponniah Part 3. Can Christianity be Indian? 8. Times of Trouble for Christians in Hindu and Muslim Societies of South Asia Georg Pfeffer 9. The Interreligious Riot as a Cultural System: Globalisation, Geertz and Hindu�Christian Conflict Chad M. Bauman 10. Studied Silences? Diasporic Nationalism, �Kshatriya Intellectuals� and the Hindu American Critique of Dalit Christianity�s Indianness Richard Fox Young and Sundar John Boopalan. Afterword I Anne E. Monius. Afterword II Rowena Robinson.

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Biography

Chad M. Bauman is Associate Professor of Religion, Department of Philosophy and Religion, Butler University, Indianapolis.

Richard Fox Young is Timby Associate Professor, History of Religions, Princeton Theological Seminary, New Jersey.