Ritual, Caste, and Religion in Colonial South India
Michael Bergunder, Heiko Frese, Ulrike Schröder (Hrsg.)
386 Seiten, br.
Neue Hallesche Berichte, Bd. 9
This book explores the impact that notions of ritual, caste, and religion had on society in 19-20th centura colonial South India. The authors present detailed studies of Tamil and Telugu sources, with a particular focus on the newly established print media of the time. They show how these concepts played a crucial role in the formation of social, cultural and religious identities.
Michael Bergunder is Professor of the History of Religions and Intercultural Theology at the University of Heidelberg. His particular area of academid research lies in Tamil religious developments since the 18th century.
Heiko Frese is an indologist and historian, affiliated to the University of Heidelberg. His areas of interest include modern Indian history, especially 19th century Telugu culture.
Ulrike Schröder currently works in the collaborative research center "Ritual Dynamics" at the University of Heidelberg. As part of this wider project, her research focusses on processes of transformation in the South Indian religious context of the 19th Century.
Performing the revival: Performance and performativity in a colonial discourse in South India
Saiva Siddhanta as a
universal religion: J. M. Nallasvami Pillai (1864–1920) and Hinduism in
colonial South India
Forging a Tamil caste:
Maraimalai Adigal (1876–1950) and the discourse of caste and ritual in colonial
pre-colonial past: Saiva defiance against Christian rule in the 19th century in
No religion, but ritual?
Robert Caldwell and The
Christianity in colonial South India: The matter of Hindu ritual and Christian
Mary E. Hancock
Tamil-speaking Muslims and the imagination of ritual in colonial Southeast Asia
The agraharam: The
transformation of social space and Brahman status in Tamilnadu during the colonial
and postcolonial periods
C. J. Fuller and Haripriya Narasimhan
subaltern self-identification: A reading of Tamiḻaṉ
‘More Kshatriya than
thou!’ Debating caste and ritual ranking in colonial Tamilnadu
A. R. Venkatachalapathy
The Telugu context
Questions to a Telugu journal from the late 19th century
Anti-reform discourse in
Andhra: Cultural nationalism that failed
Multiple lives of a
text: The Sumati
Velcheru Narayana Rao
T. Velayuda Mudaliar vs. N. Chidambaram Iyer on the message of Ramalinga Adigal (From: The Theosophist 4 [1882/1883] 61–64)
Sources on the contact between J. M. Nallasvami Pillai and Vivekananda