Crafting Good Citizens: the Politics of crafting Indian Citizens from Catholics in Goa

Leading researcher: Jason Keith Fernandes
Research group: Governance, Policies and Livelihoods
Type of project: Post-doctoral research
Status: Ongoing
Keywords: Goa | Catholicism | Indian nationalism | Portuguese post-colonialism


Main institution: CRIA
Participant institutions: n.a.
Funding: FCT
Reference: SFRH/BPD/98046/2013
Starting date: 01-04-14

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Abstract

The early 1960s were momentous times for the Catholics in Goa. On the one hand, the former Portuguese territory was integrated into the Indian Union resulting in dramatic political and legal changes take place; on the other, the certainties of socio-cultural and religious life experienced a sea-change with the reforms effected subsequent to the Vatican Council II held between 1962 and 1965. Indeed, a completely new secular-religious self was crafted for the Goan Catholics in these years. This project will seek to describe and analyze the changes with a view to contributing to a religious studies as well as citizenship theory through an ethnography of the archive, and consciously adopting the perspective of subaltern groups among the Goan Catholics through long term field work with these communities.

Researchers from CRIA

IDNamePositionProjTitleProject typeStatus
pub169*Rosa Maria PerezSupervisorproj327*Crafting Good Citizens: the Politics of crafting Indian Citizens from Catholics in GoaPost-doctoral researchOngoing
pub328*Jason Keith FernandesResearch scholarproj327*Crafting Good Citizens: the Politics of crafting Indian Citizens from Catholics in GoaPost-doctoral researchOngoing
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