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Author Israel, Hephzibah, 1971-
Title Religious transactions in colonial south India [electronic resource] : language, translation, and the making of Protestant identity / Hephzibah Israel
Imprint Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2011
book jacket
Descript 1 online resource (xv, 269 p.)
Series Palgrave studies in cultural and intellectual history
Palgrave studies in cultural and intellectual history
Note The Terms of the Debate: Translating the Bible in Nineteenth-Century India -- Locating the Sacred in Terminology -- Symbolic Versions: The Power of Language Registers -- Prose Truth versus Poetic Fiction: Sacred Translations in Competing Genres
Machine generated contents note: -- The Terms of the Debate: Translating the Bible in Nineteenth-century India * Locating the Sacred in Terminology * Symbolic Versions: the Power of Language Registers * Prose Truth versus Poetic Fiction: Sacred Translations in Competing Genres
"Religious Transactions in Colonial South India locates the "making" of Protestant identities in South India within several contesting discourses. It examines evolving attitudes to translation and translation practices in the Tamil literary and sacred landscapes initiated by early missionary translations of the Bible in Tamil. Situating the Tamil Bible firmly within intersecting religious, literary and social contexts, the book offers a fresh perspective on the translated Bible as a cultural object. It focuses on conflicts in three key areas of translation--locating a sacred lexicon, the politics of "standard versions" and categorizing genres--as discursive sites within which Protestant identities have been articulated by Tamils. By widening the cultural and historical framework of the Tamil Bible, this book is the first to analyze links between language use, translation practices and caste affiliations in the articulation of Protestant identities in India"-- Provided by publisher
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Link Print version: Israel, Hephzibah, 1971- Religious transactions in colonial south India. Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2011 9780230105621 (DLC) 2011011019 (OCoLC)692287850
Subject Bible. Tamil -- Versions
Tamil language -- Style
Bible -- Criticism, interpretation, etc
Bible -- Translating
Protestantism -- India, South -- History
Identification (Religion)
HISTORY -- Asia -- India & South Asia. bisacsh
HISTORY -- Social History. bisacsh
RELIGION -- Christian Church -- History. bisacsh
Electronic books
Alt Author Palgrave Connect (Online service)
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