Catholic Shrines in Chennai, India: The politics of renewal by Thomas Charles Nagy

By Thomas Charles Nagy

even though proportionally small, India's Christians are a populous and demanding minority. Focussing on numerous Roman Catholic church buildings and shrines situated in Chennai, a wide urban in South India the place actions bearing on saintal revival and shrinal improvement have taken position within the fresh prior, this e-book investigates the phenomenon of Catholic renewal in India. the writer tracks the altering neighborhood importance of St. Thomas the Apostle, who in response to neighborhood legend, was once martyred and buried in Chennai and information the efforts of the Church hierarchy in Chennai to lead to a revival of devotion to St. Thomas. Insodoing, the e-book considers Indian Catholic id, Indian Christian indigeneity and Hindu nationalism, in addition to the promoting of St. Thomas and Catholicism inside South India.

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