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The Rishi of Bangladesh
A History of Christian Dialogue





ISBN 9781138878921
Published April 8, 2015 by Routledge
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.

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'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