Hindu-Catholic Encounters in Goa (BOK)

Alexander Henn

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The state of Goa on India's southwest coast was once the capital of the Portuguese-Catholic empire in Asia. When Vasco Da Gama arrived in India in 1498, he mistook Hindus for Christians, but Jesuit missionaries soon declared war on the alleged idolatry of the Hindus. Today, Hindus and Catholics assert their own religious identities, but Hindu village gods and Catholic patron saints attract worship from members of both religious communities. Through fresh readings of early Portuguese sources and long-term ethnographic fieldwork, this study traces the history of Hindu-Catholic syncretism in Goa and considers its implications for our understanding of power, religion, and postcoloniality.

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Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2014 Forfatter Alexander Henn
Forlag
INDIANA UNIVERSITY PRESS
ISBN 9780253012876
Antall sider 230 Dimensjoner 17,1cm x 24,4cm x 2,2cm
Vekt 514 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd