Saints, Goddesses and Kings by Susan Bayly
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Saints, Goddesses and Kings
By Susan Bayly

Saints, Goddesses and Kings

Muslims and Christians in South Indian Society, 1700-1900

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Saints, Goddesses and Kings by Susan Bayly

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South India is often portrayed as a land of Hindu orthodoxy, yet in fact three great 'world religions' have inter-acted in the region over many centuries. Saints, Goddesses and Kings uses a powerful combination of oral, literary and archival evidence to investigate the social and religious world of those large and influential groups of South Indians who came to identify themselves as Christians and Muslims, while retaining powerful links with the religion and culture of the wider society. Susan Bayly shows how Christianity and Islam spread along the military and agricultural frontiers of southern India, and how certain beliefs and practices derived local force from an ambiguous relationship with the worship of existing Hindu goddesses. Saints, Goddesses and Kings thus illumines not only the meaning and history of religious conversion and the nature of community, but wider processes of social and political change within the sub-continent and, indeed, colonial societies in general.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521372015
ISBN-10: 0521372011
Format: Hardback
(228mm x 152mm x 33mm)
Pages: 532
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 26-Jan-1990
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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