‘Communities’ Form

  • Robin Jeffrey
Part of the Cambridge Commonwealth Series book series (CAMCOM)


Whatever their sectarian divisions, Christians inherited an organisational history that had evolved in Europe side by side with bureaucratic governments and the nation-state. But there could not be a ‘Hindu Pope’, no matter how much some Hindus in Kerala might have yearned for such authority. ‘Hinduism’ was little more than a term Europeans coined to give comforting unity to a host of customs and traditions. Practices like distance pollution made those divisions more striking in Kerala than perhaps anywhere else in India.


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  • Robin Jeffrey
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  1. 1.La Trobe UniversityMelbourneAustralia

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