Author:Rosa Maria Perez

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

By: Rosa Maria Perez

Price: $15.75

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Orient BlackSwan: 2012

Seller ID: 101777

ISBN: 8192304604

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 accoun... View more info