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Hindu Christian Faqir : modern monks, global Christianity, and Indian sainthood

Author: Timothy Dobe
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, [2015]
Series: Religion, culture, and history series.
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"In the mid-nineteenth century, the American missionary James Butler predicted that Christian conversion and British law together would eradicate Indian ascetics. His disgust for Hindu holy men (sadhus), whom he called "saints," "yogis," and "filthy fakirs," was largely shared by orientalist scholars and British officials, who likewise imagined these religious elites to be a leading symptom of India's degeneration.  Read more...
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Dobe, Timothy S.
Hindu Christian Faqir : Modern Monks, Global Christianity, and Indian Sainthood
Cary : Oxford University Press,c2015
Named Person: Rama Tirtha, Swami; Sundar Singh; Rama Tirtha, Swami; Sundar Singh
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Timothy Dobe
ISBN: 9780199988976 0199988978 9780199346271 0199346275
OCLC Number: 918135843
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 363 pages)
Contents: 1. Introduction: Unsettling Saints --
2. How the Pope came to Punjab: Vernacular Beginnings, Protestant Idols and Ascetic Publics --
3. Resurrecting the Saints: The Rise of the High Imperial Holy Man --
4. The Saffron Skin of Rama Tirtha: Dressing for the West, the Spiritual Race and an Advaitin Autonomy --
5. Sundar Singh and the Oriental Christ of the West --
6. Vernacular Vedanta: Autohagiographical Fragments of Rama Tirtha's Indo-Persian Diglossic Mysticism --
7. Frail Soldiers of the Cross: Lesser Known Lives of Sundar Singh --
Conclusion: Losing and Finding Religion.
Series Title: Religion, culture, and history series.
Responsibility: Timothy S. Dobe.

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Hindu Christian Faqir compares two colonial Indian holy men: the Hindu Rama Tirtha and the Christian Sundar Singh.  Read more...

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