Translocal Lives and Religion: Connections Between Asia and Europe in the Late Modern World (Study of Religion in a Global Context) (Paperback)

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By Philippe Bornet (Editor)
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Inspired by the historiographical model of connected histories (S. Subrahmanyam and S. Gruzinski), the volume examines the intellectual trajectories of remarkable individuals who interacted with religious discourses, doctrines or practices in the 19th and early 20th centuries. The proposed approach of connected religion invites to the study of cross-cultural and translocal encounters by bringing together documents that represent diverse sides of the story and by reconstructing a narrative from an external standpoint, with analytical potential. Testing the approach through specific cases of interactions between Asia and Europe, the volume explores the little-known stories of both actors such as migrants or expatriates interacting with religious discourses, and of religious leaders producing and propagating beliefs and practices. Without any pretension to exhaustivity, the variety of cases arouses questions that can be addressed to further contexts, such as: the significance of improved travels and communications for the diffusion of religious content across national, cultural and institutional boundaries; the impact of specific individuals, charismatic or not, well-established or subaltern in the reconfiguration of institutional forms of religion; or the role of the South Asian referent in legitimating the propagation of specific religious views.

About the Author


Philippe Bornet is Senior Lecturer in the Department of South Asian studies at the University of Lausanne. His publications include Rites et pratiques de l'hospitalite: mondes juifs et indiens anciens (2010), Religions in Play: Games, Rituals, and Virtual Worlds (ed. with Maya Burger, 2012) and L'orientalisme des marges: perspectives de l'Inde et de la Russie (ed. with Svetlana Gorshenina, 2014).


Product Details
ISBN: 9781781795835
ISBN-10: 1781795835
Publisher: Equinox Publishing
Publication Date: January 15th, 2020
Pages: 224
Language: English
Series: Study of Religion in a Global Context