A Postcolonial Ethnographic Reading of Migrant/Refugee Faith Communities in Bengaluru

  • C. I. David Joy
Part of the Postcolonialism and Religions book series (PCR)


This chapter underlines that a postcolonial world view is essential to the task of locating the struggles and pains of the ordinary people who have no access to power structures and hierarchical status of the society. From the outset, the author recognizes the challenges involved in linking such a postcolonial reading strategy with ethnographic studies today. In order to meet that challenge, many disciplines and faculties are brought together in this chapter, critically and analytically. The resulting chapter is an attempt to define postcolonial ethnography with the help of three case studies in relation to the pathos of the migrants and refugees from villages and sub-urbans into Bangalore, a metropolitan city. The author’s interest in the faith dimension of the issue brings a focus on how the faith formulations of these migrants and refugees happened in the encountering locale.


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  • C. I. David Joy
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  1. 1.United Theological CollegeBangaloreIndia

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