The Christians of Kerala: History, Belief and Ritual Among the Yakoba

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This book is an attempt to understand the practice of Christianity in a small neighbourhood in Kerala, and argues that people's interpretations of Christianity constitute a powerful mode of cultural expression and societal flexibility. Visvanathan explores the relationship between Christianity and Hinduism by using the categories of time, space, architecture and the body, and examnines the rich cultural tapestry of Hindu, Christian, and Syrian life.