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Issue Details: First known date: 2012... 2012 When Gods Collide : An Unbeliever's Pilgrimage along India's Coromandel Coast
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'"For ten years I'd been picturing the mob marching across the field to Manoharpur with flaming torches, then standing, shouting, around the jeep, rocking it, and then as I focused on the back window and saw three indistinct figures inside the car, I stopped imagining the scene. I didn't want to see their faces."

'Still wrestling with her own experience of growing up in India as the child among missionaries, Kate James is haunted by the story of murdered compatriot Graham Staines. Along with his two young sons, the manager of the mission at Baripada (who helped establish the Mayurbhanj Leprosy Home) was burned alive by Hindu fundamentalists in Orissa while asleep in his car.

'In search of the man behind the 1999 headlines - and the context behind the conflict in a country known for its religious tolerance - Kate returns to the subcontinent where she grew up. She travels from the hill station of Ooty to Darjeeling via the steamy Coramandel Coast, visiting Catholic shrines, an atheist ashram, a temple to Hindu missionaries and the Kolkata slums, as well as Staine's Home and her own childhood school.

'Part detective story, part personal journey, Kate's engrossing reportage explores India's complex tapestry of religion and mysticism, assessing its Christian, Buddhist, Hindu and atheist heritage as she comes to terms with the faith she has rejected. (From the publisher's website.)

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    • Richmond, East Melbourne - Richmond area, Melbourne, Victoria,: Hardie Grant Egmont , 2012 .
      Extent: 241p.
      Description: illus., maps
      Note/s:
      • Includes bibliographical references (p. 239-241)
      • Publication date: 1 February 2012.
      ISBN: 9781742701189 (pbk.)

Works about this Work

y separately published work icon When the Gods Collide by Kate James : Notes Kay Perry , Victoria : Centre for Adult Education , 2013 Z1935807 2013 single work criticism
Armchair Journey Bruce Elder , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 12-13 May 2012; (p. 5) The Saturday Age , 12 May 2012; (p. 5)

— Review of When Gods Collide : An Unbeliever's Pilgrimage along India's Coromandel Coast Kate James , 2012 single work autobiography
Off the Shelf : Religion Lorien Kaye , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Age , 18 February 2012; (p. 32)

— Review of When Gods Collide : An Unbeliever's Pilgrimage along India's Coromandel Coast Kate James , 2012 single work autobiography
Off the Shelf : Religion Lorien Kaye , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Age , 18 February 2012; (p. 32)

— Review of When Gods Collide : An Unbeliever's Pilgrimage along India's Coromandel Coast Kate James , 2012 single work autobiography
Armchair Journey Bruce Elder , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 12-13 May 2012; (p. 5) The Saturday Age , 12 May 2012; (p. 5)

— Review of When Gods Collide : An Unbeliever's Pilgrimage along India's Coromandel Coast Kate James , 2012 single work autobiography
y separately published work icon When the Gods Collide by Kate James : Notes Kay Perry , Victoria : Centre for Adult Education , 2013 Z1935807 2013 single work criticism
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