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Saints, goddesses and kings : Muslims and Christians in south Indian society, 1700-1900

Author: Susan Bayly
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2002.
Series: Cambridge South Asian studies, 43.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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 investigates the  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Susan Bayly
ISBN: 0521891035 9780521891035
OCLC Number: 1011990074
Notes: Originally published: 1989.
Description: 528 pages : maps ; 23 cm
Contents: Preface; List of maps; Note on transliteration; Abbreviations; Glossary; Introduction; 1. South Indian religion and society; 2. The development of Muslim society in Tamilnad; 3. The Muslim religious tradition in south India; 4. The south Indian state and the creation of Muslim community; 5. Warrior martyr pirs in the eighteenth century; 6. The final period of nawabi rule in the Carnatic; 7. South Indian Christians in the pre-colonial period; 8. The collapse of Syrian Christian 'integration'; 9. The Christian Paravas of southern Tamilnad; 10. Christian saints and gurus in the poligar country; 11. Christianity and colonial rule in the Tamil hinterland; 12. Conclusion; Bibliography.
Series Title: Cambridge South Asian studies, 43.
Responsibility: Susan Bayly.

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