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Title of the event Pentecostal conversions among Dalits – divisive or cohesive force in Indian slums?
Speaker Dr. Nathaniel Roberts, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Centre for Modern Indian Studies


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Dr. Nathaniel Roberts,
Centre for Modern Indian Studies, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen:
Pentecostal conversions among Dalits –
divisive or cohesive force in Indian slums?
Monday, June 19th 2017, 10.00 c.t. VG 1.102
Dr. Nathaniel Roberts is a socio-cultural anthropologist, and author of To Be Cared For: The Power of Conversion and Foreignness of Belonging in an Indian Slum. He has conducted ethnographic research among Dalit slum dwellers in Chennai, Pentecostals in Dharavi (Mumbai), and the Nagarathar (Chettiar) in South East Asia. His major theoretical interests are in the anthropology of religion and secularism, the relationship between national elite and subaltern subpopulations, the comparative study of race and caste (understood as moral frameworks and systems of domination), and the cultural logic of political representation and "democracy." In his guestlecture he will present results of his ethnoraphic researches on the question how Pentecostal missionary activities among Dalit slum dwellers influence community life. His insights provide a critical view on Indian religion politics.
Date Start: 19.05.2017, 10:00 Uhr
Location Verfügungsgebäude, Platz der Göttinger Sieben 7, VG 1.102
Organizer Theologische Fakultät
Website http://www.uni-goettingen.de/de/107641 html
Contact 39-7142
verena.grueter@theologie.uni-goettingen.de
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