Ritual, Caste, and Religion in Colonial South India (Neue Hallesche Berichte #9) (Paperback)

By Michael Bergunder (Editor), Heiko Frese (Editor), Ulrike Schroder (Editor)

Harrassowitz, 9783447063777, 386pp.

Publication Date: November 26, 2010

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The volume "Ritual, Caste, and Religion in Colonial South Asia" edited by Michael Bergunder, Heiko Frese, and Ulrike Schroder focuses on South India during the colonial period in the 19th and 20th century. The study's purpose is to explore the impact that notions of ritual, caste, and religion had on Indian society during the time. The various authors give detailed analyses of Tamil and Telugu sources, emphasizing the historical background by accenting 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, and with this vitally contribute to the history of colonisation in India.