The Tulsi and the Cross: Anthropology and the Colonial Encounter in Goa

By: Rosa Maria Perez

Price: $15.75

Quantity: 500 available

Book Condition: New


The book is the outcome of the author’s long-term fieldwork in Goa and seeks to bridge the gaps in the anthropological research in this state of India. The existing research, essentially historical, tends to consider Goa as Catholic, Portuguese-speaking and framed by Portuguese cultural references. The author offers an ethnographic approach to the understanding of the colonial encounter and of colonialism. Her ethnographical research shows that Goa is, and was, dominantly Hindu and the perception of Goan society as essentially fragmented is a colonial imposition. The author takes into account indigenous views, with special focus on a group of devadasis of a Hindu temple. Through them the author aims to dismantle both the stereotypes staged by Portuguese colonialism and an essentialist and Eurocentric view of the caste system in India.Printed Pages: 208.

Title: The Tulsi and the Cross: Anthropology and the Colonial Encounter in Goa

Author Name: Rosa Maria Perez

Categories: India, Anthropology,

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Orient BlackSwan: 2012

ISBN: 8192304604

ISBN 13: 9788192304601

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

Jacket Condition: New

Seller ID: 101777

Keywords: The Tulsi and the Cross: Anthropology and the Colonial Encounter in Goa Rosa Maria Perez