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	Intercultural Encounter and the Jesuit Mission in South Asia (16<sup>th</sup> - 18<sup>th</sup> Centuries)

Intercultural Encounter and the Jesuit Mission in South Asia (16th - 18th Centuries)

Anand Amaladass, Ines G. Županov (ed.)
Bangalore,  Asian Trading Corporation,  [2014],  396 p.
Prix : Rs 595.00

Scholarship on the Jesuit missions in India has recently become a less occult and partisan historiographical field. It is no more an apologetic project, nor a spiteful critique popular among the 19th –century Protestant scholars and missionaries. Why studying Jesuit sources? Because they are a window into early modern and modern Indian and global history. When analyzed critically, these sources provide a different perspective on various actors, events and historical directions. At times they are also the only written documents about communities and their histories. In this volume, without trying to be exhaustive in terms of chronology and topics, the intention of the editors was to present the new scholarship in the field and to show how the interdisciplinary border-crossing can stimulate further research. 



Table of contents :


Anand Amaladass



Ines G. Županov

Prologue: Perils of Translation: Missionary Writing in/on South Asia (16th-18th c.)


Part I : Jesuit Mission between Theological Debates and Philosophical Reasons


Francis X. Clooney

The Pre-Suppression Jesuit Case against Rebirth, with Special Reference to India


Gérard Colas and Usha Colas-Chauhan

Une pensée en morceaux. Two Works from the Carnatic Mission: A Refutation of Metempsychosis in Sanskrit and a Collection of Sermons in Telugu


Anand Amaladass

 Early Jesuit Mission Methods in Asia, with Special Reference to the Ñānōpadēcak kurippiṭam (“Catechism”) of Roberto Nobili 


Joan-Pau Rubiés

Reassessing 'the Discovery of Hinduism': the Jesuit Discourse on Gentile Idolatry and the European Republic of Letters 


Will Sweetman

The Cessation of the Oracles: Authenticity and Authority in Jesuit Reports of Possession in South India


Part II :Anthropology of Conversion: Conflicts, Controversies, Accommodation, Resistance


Danna Agmon

 Conflicts in the Context of Conversion: French Jesuits and Tamil Religious Intermediaries in Madurai, India


Ines G. Županov

Jesuit Proselytism versus Resilient Religious Pluralism; Two South Indian Missions in the 16th and 17th Centuries


Giuseppe Marcocci

Jesuit Missionaries and the Portuguese Inquisition in South Asia: A Controversial History (16th-18th Centuries)


Part III: Jesuit Mission: Science and Governance


Dhruv Raina

  A Neglected field: The Historiographic Frames for Studying the Jesuit Sciences in India


Michael Sievernich

Geographical Mapping of India in 18th Century; The Contribution of the German Jesuit Joseph Tieffenthaler


Ricardo Ventura

Tombos dos pagodes: Mapping the Religious and Social Context of Rural Goa in the Early Modern Period


Cristina Murua

Father Gaspar de Aguilar – the Banished Genious


Notes on Contributors

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