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Shared Values: Hierarchy and Affinity in a Latin Catholic Community of South India

By: Miriam Benteler

Price: $39.90

Publisher: New Delhi, Manohar Publishers & Distributors: 2014

Seller ID: 1200817

ISBN: 9789350980200

Condition: New


The study, based on ethnographic fieldwork in a multi-caste village in coastal Kerala, focuses on the region’s Latin Catholic community. The Latin Catholics were converted by Portuguese missionaries in the sixteenth century and constitute one of the many different Christian communities in the state. The few existing studies on these Christian minorities, which make up about 19 per cent of Kerala’s population, have generally highlighted their separate identity and emphasized aspects that distinguish them from Hindu society. The present book follows another perspective. Guided by the theoret... View more info