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Published: 31 August 2014

304 Pages | 9 Illustrations, black & white

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780719090615

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The Relic State

St Francis Xavier and the politics of ritual in Portuguese India

Pamila Gupta

Published by Manchester University Press

Studies in Imperialism MUP

  • Its experimental methodology and case study approach (per century) are particularly useful as a teaching aid for both history and anthropology courses, as well as for the specialised subfield of historical anthropology
  • Its range of topics allows for a wider readership than just those interested in Portuguese colonial history or Jesuit missionary history; it would also appeal to academics interested more generally in cults and corpses, ritual studies, and feast and festivals
  • Offers an understudied and alternative study of colonialism in South Asia
  • One of the first of its kind to cover the long duree of Portuguese colonial history in Goa, from the sixteenth to the twentieth century

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