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The Rishi of Bangladesh

A History of Christian Dialogue, 1st Edition

By Dr Cosimo Zene, Cosimo Zene


512 pages

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This book is a study of the changing relationship over time (1856-1994) between the Rishi, an ex-Untouchable jati of Bengal/South-West Bangladesh, and various groups of Catholic missionaries. The book's originality and importance lies in its multi-disciplinary approach which combines anthropological fieldwork, historical research, philosophical enquiry and contemporary missiological debates. Moreover, it addresses issues of great current relevance in its discussions of Orientalism, Neo-colonialism and Otherness.


'probably the most detailed study of Christian missionary work in Bangladesh, and is a welcome contribution to the growing litereature of Dalit Studies.' - Contemporary South Asia

'This is a valuable work, with implications far beyond the districts of Southwest Bangladesh.' - Asia Journal of Theology

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / Asia / General
HISTORY / Modern / 20th Century
RELIGION / History
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / General