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Author Dobe, Timothy, author

Title Hindu Christian faqir : modern monks, global Christianity, and Indian sainthood / Timothy Dobe
Published New York : Oxford University Press, 2015


Description 1 online resource : illustrations (black and white)
Series AAR religion, culture, and history
AAR religion, culture, and history
Contents 1. Introduction: Unsettling Saints -- 2. How the Pope came to Punjab: Vernacular Beginnings, Protestant Idols and Ascetic Publics -- 3. Resurrecting the Saints: The Rise of the High Imperial Holy Man -- 4. The Saffron Skin of Rama Tirtha: Dressing for the West, the Spiritual Race and an Advaitin Autonomy -- 5. Sundar Singh and the Oriental Christ of the West -- 6. Vernacular Vedanta: Autohagiographical Fragments of Rama Tirtha's Indo-Persian Diglossic Mysticism -- 7. Frail Soldiers of the Cross: Lesser Known Lives of Sundar Singh -- Conclusion: Losing and Finding Religion
Summary This title compares two colonial Indian saints from Punjab, the neo-Vedantin Hindu Rama Tirtha (1873-1906) and the Christian convert Sundar Singh (1889-1929). Challenging ideas of the invention of modern Hinduism, the transparent translation of Christianity, and the construction of saints by devotees, the study focuses on the long-standing, shared religious idioms that both men creatively drew on to appeal to their transnational audiences and to pursue particular and plural models of religious perfection
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from home page (viewed on September 9, 2015)
Subject Rama Tirtha, Swami, 1873-1906.
Singh, Sundar, 1889-1929.
Rama Tirtha, Swami, 1873-1906
Singh, Sundar, 1889-1929
Religious leaders -- India -- History -- 19th century
Christianity and other religions -- Hinduism.
Hinduism -- Relations -- Christianity.
Interfaith relations
Religious leaders
Genre/Form History
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780199346271