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Hindu-Catholic Engagements in Goa: Religion, Colonialism and Modernity

By: Alexander Henn

Price: $14.65

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Orient BlackSwan: 2014

Seller ID: 101756

ISBN: 8125055215

Condition: New


Hindu–Catholic Engagements in Goa offers a novel perspective on the Portuguese empire and Catholic hegemony in Asia that for almost half a millennium—from 1510 to 1961—had its capital in Goa. Based on fresh archival studies and extensive ethnography, it reveals the dramatic role of religion at the beginning of colonialism and modernity and provides insight into Goa’s intricate Hindu-Catholic syncretism today. Vasco Da Gama’s celebrated passage to India (1497–99) not only initiated a period of Christian expansion, in which Jesuit missionaries declared war to the alleged ‘idolatry... View more info