An Encounter of Peripheries : Santals Missionaries and Their Changing Worlds 1867-1900

By: Marine Carrin & Harald Tambs Lyche (Authors)

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Contents Acknowledgements. 1. Rethinking the world from two peripheries. 2. From European reformation to Bengal renaissance. 3. Santal memory and identity. 4. A new colonial order Bengal in the 1860s. 5. Evangelicalism cosmopolitanism and radical roots. 6. Contested minds Christian Austerity and santal pleasure. 7. A Christian Santal Community. 8. The end of an era. 9. Tradition and its reinvention. Bibliography. Index. This book partakes of the post colonial reassessment of the nineteenth century where agency is seen to lie not just with the colonizing centre but also with the colonized periphery. Here missionaries from a peripheral part of Europe including a Norway striving to decolonize itself try to convert the Santals an Indian tribe which had rebelled against the intruding colonial order. Provincializing the European origins of the missionaries the authors try to explore the Santal response. Missionary sources have been used to recast such encounters but the response seldom has had a documented voice. The santals however wrote thousands of pages as part of the Missionary Project to document their culture showing their efforts to reconstruct and reappropriate their own culture. Subaltern voices emerge as working class missionaries and Santals meet bypassing the centres of hegemony and oppose the disenchantment of colonial experience to the memory of a glorious past. For some years a space is created at the edge of empire where the missionary adventurer and santals in search of a new identity together build a new Christian community. The missionaries succeed only because of the Santal engagement born not just from their appropriation of missionary ideas but also from their resistance to the Hindu majority and to internal colonialism. But soon colonial power relations erode missionary independence as they come to depend on the churches of their homeland while the Santals are absorbed into the exploitative economics of colonialism. Printed Pages: 386

Title: An Encounter of Peripheries : Santals Missionaries and Their Changing Worlds 1867-1900

Author Name: Marine Carrin & Harald Tambs Lyche (Authors)

Categories: Sociology, India,

Publisher: New Delhi, Manohar Publishers & Distributors:

ISBN: 8173047553

ISBN 13: 9788173047558

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

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