Item Code: IDF878
by Edited By: Rowena Robinson & Sathianathan ClarkeHardcover (Edition: 2004)
Oxford University Press
Size: 8.7" X 5.7"
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This volume brings together important and highly original essays by leading scholars of religion, history, and society reflecting upon the idea and practice of conversion in India. The experience of conversion is viewed as a terrain of multiple and diverse possibilities that focus on new boundaries, identities, beliefs, and pratices. Further, the volume novel forms of piety, and modes of religious dissent and desertion take shape.
The modes, motivations, and symbolic meanings which Jainism, Buddhism, Islam, Christianity, and Sikhism attach to religious conversion are identified and transformations of sect, caste, and tribe explored across space and time.
As an engagement of sociology, theology, and history in the lively and sometimes vitriolic discourse on religious conversion in India, this volume will be an important and significant resource for students, teachers, and researchers in these diverse fields.
About the Author:
Rowena Robinson is Assistant Professor in the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai.
Sathianathan Clarke is Associate Professor of Theology and Ethics at the United Theological Seminary at Bangalore, and is also a Visiting Associate Professor at the Harvard University Divinity School.
Modes of Conversion to Islam
Diverting the Ganges:
The Nizari Ismaili Model of Conversion in South Asia
|Stephen F. Dale|
Trade, Conversion, and the Growth of
the Islamic Community in Kerala
Who are the Bengal Muslims?
Conversion and Islamization in Bengal
Arya Shuddhi and Muslim Tabligh:
Muslim Reactions to Arya Samaj Proselytization (1923-30)
Conversion to Jainism, Sikhism, and Buddhism:
Past and Present
Conversion to Jainism:
|Louis E. Fenech|
Conversion and Sikh Tradition
Conversion in Buddhism?
B. R. Ambedkar and the Navayana Diksha
Transformations of Caste and Tribe
|Saurabh Dube and Ishita Banerjee Dube|
Spectres of Conversion:
Transformations of Case and Sect in India
Assertion, Conversion, and Indian Nationalism:
Govind's Movement among the Bbils
Conversion to Christianity
Sixteenth Century Conversions
to Christianity in Goa
Conversion to Christianity in Tamil Nadu:
Conscious and Constitutive Community Mobilization
Towards a Different Symbolic World Vision
|John C. B. Webster|
Christian Conversion in the Punjab:
What has Changed?
|Frederick S. Downs|
Christian Conversion Movements
in North East India