To be Cared for Hardback

The Power of Conversion and Foreignness of Belonging in an Indian Slum

by Nathaniel Roberts;

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To be Cared for

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To Be Cared For offers a unique view into the conceptual and moral world of slum-bound Dalits ("untouchables") in the South Indian city of Chennai. Focusing on the decision by many women to embrace locally specific forms of Pentecostal Christianity, Nathaniel Roberts challenges dominant anthropological understandings of religion as a matter of culture and identity, as well as Indian nationalist narratives of Christianity as a "foreign" ideology that disrupts local communities. Far from being a divisive force, slum Christianity integrates the slum community - Christians and Hindus alike - by addressing hidden moral fault lines that subtly pit slum dwellers against one another in a national context that renders Dalits outsiders in their own land.

To be Cared for by Nathaniel Roberts was published by University of California Press in May 2016. The ISBN for To be Cared for is 9780520288812.

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Details for To be Cared for

Page last updated 14th October 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatHardback
PublisherUniversity of California Press (May 2016)
Number of Pages312
Thickness25 mm
Height229 mm
Width152 mm
Product Code4450371
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