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  • The impact of consecrated life on Indian society.
    Vallipalam, Mathew M. (2001)
    Social Compass 48:2: 263-277.

    Overview of the Catholic institutes of consecrated life in India & their works, which are both considerable.

    Associated Search Terms: Orders/congregations; India; Catholic, India
  • A Comparative Sociology of World Religions: Virtuosos, Priests, and Popular Religion.
    Sharot, Stephen (2001)
    New York: New York University Press.

    An updating of a Weberian treatment of elite & popular religion.

    Associated Search Terms: Catholic, medieval; Confucian; Hindu; Weber, Max; Commodification; Buddhist; Historical; Reformation; Islam; State; Taiwan; Hierocracy; India; Virtuoso; Little tradition; Jewish; Big tradition; Comparative; China; Daoist; Syncretism; Popular religion; Elite
  • Conversion, Continuity and Change: Lived Christianity in Southern Goa.
    Robinson, Rowena (1998)
    New Delhi: Sage.

    Catholics in rural Goa.

    Associated Search Terms: India, Goa; Rural; Catholic, India
  • The Christian Dalits' Experience. A Case Study of the Palai Diocese.
    Kurian, Sunil George (1998)
    Religion and Society 45:4: 69-80.

    Associated Search Terms: Catholic, India; Caste; India, Palai Diocese
  • Marriage among Indian Christians.
    Joseph, Mariamma (1994)
    Jaipur: Rawat Publications.

    Focuses on the Syro-Malabar Catholics of Kerala.

    Associated Search Terms: India, Kerala; Syro-Malabar Catholic, India; Marriage
  • Catholic saints and the Hindu village pantheon in rural Tamil Nadu, India.
    Mosse, David (1994)
    Man 29: 301-332.

    Associated Search Terms: India, Tamil-Nadu; Hindu, India; Rural; Catholic, India; Saints
  • Catholics in Bombay: A Hitorical-Demographic Study of the Roman Catholic Population in the Archdiocese of Bombay.
    Irudaya Rajan, Sabastian (1993)
    Shillong: Vendrame Intitute; Calcutta: Firma KLM. [Based on Ph.D.. thesis, University of Bombay, 1989]

    Associated Search Terms: India, Mumbai; Catholic, India; Demography
  • Some neglected aspects of the conversin of Goa: A socio-historical perspective.
    Robinson, Rowena (1993)
    Sociological Bulletin 42:1/2: 65-83. [In Rowena Robinson (ed.) Sociology of Religion in India. New Delhi: Sage, 2004, pp. 177-198]

    The Portuguese induced mass conversions by closing down Hindu temples & ritual; local elites allied with the conquerors & became Catholic so they could restore the religion-centered social & economic dominance they once had. People who ate with Christians lost standing & had to convert to fit into a new social context.

    Associated Search Terms: Catholic, India; Colonialism; Missions, India; Conversion; India, Goa
  • La Possession Démoniaque chez les Intouchables Catholiques de l'Inde du Sud.
    Deliège, Robert (1992)
    Archives de sciences sociales des religions 79: 115-134.

    Catholic demon possession resembles Hindu; through negativity it affirms the belief that women's sexuality needs be controlled.

    Associated Search Terms: Women; Catholic, India; India, Valghira Manickam; Possession; Sexuality; Caste
  • The Guru in Indian Catholicism: Ambiguity or Opportunity of Inculturation?
    Cornille, Catherine (1991)
    Louvain, Belgium: Peeters Press.

    Associated Search Terms: India; Guru; Catholic, India
  • Nature and the extent of stratification among the Catholics in a Goa village.
    Das, S.R. (1988)
    Journal of the Indian Anthropological Society 23:2: 156-160.

    Associated Search Terms: India, Goa; Stratification; Catholic, India
  • Christian Ashrams. A New Religious Movement in Contemporary India.
    Ralston, Helen (1987)
    Lewiston, New York: Edwin Mellen Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Social movement; Catholic, India; Protestant, India; Syrian Orthodox, India; Ecumenism; India; Ashram
  • Arockyai Mary, gardienne du village chez les Parayars de l'Inde du Sud.
    Deliège, Robert (1986)
    Social Compass 33:1: 75-89.

    Caste barriers blocked the spread of Catholic doctrine to some nominal Catholics; e.g., the Parayars kept many of their ancient beliefs. But Mary, an innovation, entered their worship as an exception among other, bloodthirsty deities.

    Associated Search Terms: India; Caste; Catholic, India; Marian; Parayars
  • Size and Structures of the Catholic Church in India.
    Houtart, François, and Geneviève Lemercinier (1982)
    Louvain-la-Neuve: Centre de Recherches Socio-Religieuse.

    Associated Search Terms: India; Catholic, India
  • Genesis and Institutionalization of the Indian Catholicism.
    Houtart, François, and Geneviève Lemercinier (1981)
    Louvain-la-Neuve: Centre de Recherches Socio-Religieuse.

    Associated Search Terms: India; Catholic, India
  • The Effect of the Caste System on Conversions to Christianity in Tamilnadu.
    Lemercinier, Geneviève (1981)
    Social Compass 28:2/3: 237-268.

    Associated Search Terms: Conversion; India, Tamil-Nadu; Catholic, India; Caste
  • L'Implantation Portugaise au Kerala et ses Effets sur l'Organisation Sociale et Religieuse des Syriens et sur le Système des Castes.
    Houtart, François (1981)
    Social Compass 29:2/3: 201-235.

    Reviews the Portuguese attempt to impose the Latin rite, & of the Syrian-Indians' religious regrouping in non-caste structures that resemble castes.

    Associated Search Terms: India, Kerala; Catholic, India; Caste; Syrian Indians; Saint Thomas Christian (India); Colonialism
  • Religion and the Reproduction of Social Structures. Catholicism and the Structure of Caste in an Area of South India.
    Houtart, François, and Geneviève Lemercinier (1980)
    In Gregory Baum (ed.), Work and Religion (Concilium 131). New York: Seabury; Edinburgh: T. & T. Clark, pp. 33-42.

    Examines the success of Catholic missions in Tamil-Nadu since the 16the century.

    Associated Search Terms: Catholic, India; Missions; Historical; India, Tamil-Nadu; Caste
  • Religion and Revolution.
    Lewy, Guenter (1974)
    New York: Oxford University Press.

    Associated Search Terms: France; Islam; Sudan; Sri Lanka; Spain; Mexico; India; Germany; Egypt; China; Burma; Brazil; Latin America; Africa; Puritan, Great Britain; Catholic, Mexico; Jewish; Hindu, India; Christian; Revolution; Messian; Cargo cult; Anabaptist
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