David Mosse is Professor of Social Anthropology, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London. Among his books are The Rule of Water: Statecraft, Ecology and Collective Action in South India (2003) and Cultivating Development: An Ethnography of Aid Policy and Practice (2004).
"The author achieves both historical depth and ethngraphic sophistication in his analysis of the complex relationship between caste and Christianity in India." - J. J. Preston, Choice
"Achieving a masterful synthesis of history and ethnography, this work examines the construction and contestation of caste within Tamil Catholicism." - Religious Studies Review