Social Science

Protestant Textuality and the Tamil Modern

by Bernard Bate
Publisher: Stanford University Press
Release Date: 2021-08-17
Genre: Social Science
Pages: 264 pages
ISBN 13: 1503628663
ISBN 10: 9781503628663
Format: PDF, ePUB, MOBI, Audiobooks, Kindle
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Synopsis : Protestant Textuality and the Tamil Modern written by Bernard Bate, published by Stanford University Press which was released on 2021-08-17. Download Protestant Textuality and the Tamil Modern Books now! Available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Protestant Textuality and the Tamil Modern examines this phenomenon in Tamil-speaking South India over the last three centuries, charting the development of political oratory and its influence on society. -- Throughout history, speech and storytelling have united communities and mobilized movements. Protestant Textuality and the Tamil Modern examines this phenomenon in Tamil-speaking South India over the last three centuries, charting the development of political oratory and its influence on society. Supplementing his narrative with thorough archival work, Bernard Bate begins with Protestant missionaries' introduction of the sermonic genre and takes the reader through its local vernacularization. What originally began as a format of religious speech became an essential political infrastructure used to galvanize support for new social imaginaries, from Indian independence to Tamil nationalism. Completed by a team of Bate's colleagues, this ethnography marries linguistic anthropology to performance studies and political history, illuminating new geographies of belonging in the modern era.