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Religion And Society In South India

The essays in this volume are related to the study of religion and society in southern India. Professor Francis Robinson, a leading specialist of Islam has written the Foreword to this book. The key issues and themes of these essays, which actually form part of major academic debates include:

 

Origin, Ancestry and Identity of Hyder Ali

Tipu Sultan and the Christians of Southern India

Hindu Christian Interaction during French Rule in Pondicherry

Muslim Evolution and Conversions: The Karaikal Case

A Dravidian Muslim Sufi

Islamic and Christian-west Influence on Hinduism

Non-Brahmin Hindu Dravidians and Muslims in south India

Madras Presidency Muslims in the Employment Field

Elite Manipulation, Islamic Solidarity and the Terr...

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About The Author

J.B.Prashant More

J.B.Prashant More is a historian of international repute. He was born in Pondicherry on 28th August 1955. He studied at St.Joseph of Cluny school and Petit Seminaire, Pondicherry. After obtaining a bachelor's degree from Tagore Arts College, Pondicherry, he proceeded to France for higher studies. He obtained a Ph.D in History at the renowned Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris. He is member of the Institute for Research in Social Sciences and Humanities. After facing several setbacks in his scholarly pursuit, he took to writing history.

Since 2001 Prashant More has authored more than fifteen books and several articles. He is a specialist of south Indian history, especially Muslim and Dravidian history as well as the colonial history of India. His book on the Partition of India remains unchallenged to this day. He writes in French, English and Tamil. Currently he teaches at Inseec, Paris.

His mother tongue is Tamil. He holds French nationality. His father, Panjab Rao More is a Marathi Bhakti poet.His mother belongs to the ilustrious Prouchandy family of Pondicherry, whose members have played significant roles in the history of Pondicherry. One of them, Darmanathan Prouchandy was the first steam navigator from south India and the Tamil country. His grand father had played a martyr's role in India's freedom movement due to his association with the Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose's freedom struggle in south-east Asia (French Indochina, Saigon).

The essays in this volume are related to the study of religion and society in southern India. Professor Francis Robinson, a leading specialist of Islam has written the Foreword to this book. The key issues and themes of these essays, which actually form part of major academic debates include:

 

Origin, Ancestry and Identity of Hyder Ali

Tipu Sultan and the Christians of Southern India

Hindu Christian Interaction during French Rule in Pondicherry

Muslim Evolution and Conversions: The Karaikal Case

A Dravidian Muslim Sufi

Islamic and Christian-west Influence on Hinduism

Non-Brahmin Hindu Dravidians and Muslims in south India

Madras Presidency Muslims in the Employment Field

Elite Manipulation, Islamic Solidarity and the Territorial Factor: The Southern Angle

A Warrior Sufi of Tamilnadu: Story and Significance

Ashrafs of Southern India: The Madurai Case