Authority, patronage and customary practices: Protestant devotion in Colonial South India

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Abstract

This article focuses on the Protestant Tamil Hymn to discuss contentious debates on Protestant devotion, singing and musical practices in nineteenth-century South India. The article further compares different translations of hymns that were carried out by the several contenders to argue that the choice of translation and singing of Tamil hymns was influenced not just by theological considerations but ideas of what kinds of songs and singing practices were culturally appropriate for Protestant purposes.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationConstructing Indian Christianities
Subtitle of host publicationCulture, Conversion and Caste
EditorsRichard Fox Young, Chad Bauman
Place of PublicationNew Delhi
Pages86-109
Number of pages24
EditionHardback
Publication statusPublished - 2014

Keywords

  • Translation
  • Tamil Hymn
  • Protestant
  • Devotion and worship
  • Music and singing

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