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





ISBN 9780700702923
Published January 24, 1995 by Routledge
240 Pages

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Book Description

Looks to provide 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 also such effects on their converts as social status and mobility.

Table of Contents

List of Maps -- List of Figures -- List of Tables -- Acknowledgements -- Introductory Note -- Approach to the Study -- The Area: South Arcot District -- Geographical Features -- Divine Kingship -- Warrior Kings -- Arcot under Muslim Rule -- The Colonial Administration -- The Third Zone -- The Missionary Societies -- Portuguese and Jesuits -- Societe des Missions Etrang&res de Paris -- The First Protestant Missions -- The Danish Missionary Society -- The Central Issues -- The Intermediaries: Native Priests and Catechists -- The Organizational Framework -- The Recruitment of Catechists and Native Clergy -- The Education of the Catechists and Native Priests -- The Question of Leadership -- Maintaining Church Discipline -- The Concept of Sin -- The Means of Control -- Religious Processions -- Suffering and Possession -- Missionaries and Mass Movements -- The Mass Movements -- The Area of the DMS Mass Movements -- Changes in the Urukoilur area -- Reactions to Change -- The Danish Missionaries and the Mass Movements -- The Area of the MEP Mass Movements -- Changes in the Area of MEP Mass Movements -- The French Mission and the Mass Movements -- Conclusion -- Glossary -- Sources and References -- Unpublished Sources -- Printed Sources -- Magazines and Journals -- Missionary Conferences -- Missionary Tracts, Memoirs, etc -- Monographs and Articles -- Index.

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