ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Taboo or Veiled Consent?

Religious converters have found that when people convert, they must be seen to have converted. This requires insistence on certain rituals, dress, language, etc, in rejection of certain others. This article studies the list of prohibited items in the Goan inquisitorial edict of 1736 and finds many of them surviving among Christians even today.

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