Ritual, Caste, and Religion in Colonial South India

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Otto Harrassowitz Verlag, 2010 - Religion - 386 pages
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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.
 

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Nattar (Not Nadar) , Nadalvan are administrative titles only this has got nothing to do with the present days nadar or the shanna's or the so called shandalan's, this titles were given to many castes in tamilnadu i.e Vellalar, Mukholathor, Palli, even some pulayars were given this title, hence it is totally wrong or irrelevant to claim the Nattar and Nadalvan as shannar's 

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Vemulawada Bheemakavi was a great Telugu Poet. Now i am doing research on Vemulawada Bheemakavi, so please provide this article.
Please follow the link for complete story on Shri Vemulawada
Bheemakavi: www.shribheemalingeswaraswamy.org
Please mail soft copy to sbsdevastanams@gmail.com or kacharagadla@gmail.com
 

Contents

Introduction
7
Contents
9
I M Nallaswamy
30
Maraimalai Adigal 18761950
89
Saiva defiance against
106
No religion but ritual? Robert Caldwell
131
Tamilspeaking Muslims and
189
asle
219
C J Fuller and Ilari priya Narasimhan
275
R lvnkumthalaputhi
299
Appendices
359
T Velawda Mudaliar s N hidamharam Iyer on the message
373

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Michael Bergunder is professor of the history of religions and mission studies at the University of Heidelberg.

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