Dr. James Ponniah
Name: JAMES PONNIAH
Address: Papal Seminary, Ramwadi,
Phone No:020/41036256 Mobile No:09604513514
Email ID: firstname.lastname@example.org
M.A. In Vaishnavism, University of Madras, 1997-99
Doctorate on Folk Religion and Ritual Power in Society, University of
Post-Doctoral fellow and a Visiting scholar at the
Modern and Contemporary Thinkers of
Introduction to Buddhism, Jainism and Hinduism,
Vaishnavism, Philosophy of Saivism, Nastika Dharsanas
Bhagavad Gita, Introduction to Folk Religiosity in
Post Modernism, Subaltern Religions in
Area of Specialization or Research Interest:
Folk Religiosity in
A. Articles in Journals and Edited Volumes:
“Spirituality of the Subalterns,” Vaiharai, 9: 3 (2004): 32-58.
“An Exploration of the Domain of Religion in
“Popular Catholicism,” Asian Journal for Priests 51: 3(2006): 19-28.
“Religion in the Digital Age” Asian Journal for Priests 52: 1(2007): 20-27.
“The Buddhist View of the Death: A Critical Study of the Tibetan Book of the Dead,” Jnana-Deepa: Pune Journal of Religious Studies 9:2 (2006): 63-81.
“Spiritual Experiences of the People on the Margins” in Life in Abundance, ed. by Kurien Kunnampuram, St.Paul’s Publications,
“Subaltern Religion and Development” Jnana-Deepa: Pune Journal of Religious Studies10:1 (2007): 51-68.
“Religion, Development and Globalisation” in Romancing the Sacred? Towards an Indian Christian Philosophy of Religion, ed. by George Karuvelil, ATC, Banglaore, 2007, pp. 447-472.
“Humans, Nature and Gods: Their Interrelatedness in the Folk Religious World-View” Jnana-Deepa: Pune Journal of Religious Studies10:2 (2007): 83-100.
“Ritual : A Locale for Postmodern Engagement with ‘The Study of Religions’ in
Emancipating Gods and Empowered Humans: A Folk Religious Perspective on This-worldly Well-being," Satya Nilayam: Chennai Journal of Intercultural Philosophy Vol 15, February 2009, 24-45.
“Samaya Thalathil Maru Seeramaikappadum Samuuha Uravukal: Nattar Samaya Sadankukalai Pattriya Oru Ayvu” in Gnana Patrcik (ed) Thalirkum Iraiyiyalkal, Department of Christian Studies, The University of Madras, Chennai, 2009. 147-159.
"Higher Planes and Lower Grounds: Hindu Idea of Gods' Forgiveness towards Erring Humans," Studies on Life and Culture, Vol 14, 2009, 11-43.
“Harmonising Diversity And Contesting Inequality: Understanding the Dynamics of Folk Religions” in Felix Wilfred (ed), Transforming Religion: Prospects for a New Religion, ISPCK,
“Folk/Subaltern Religion and Development,” in The Dancing Peacock: Indian Insights into Religion and development, ed. James Ponniah & Kuruvilla Pandikattu, Serials Publications, New Delhi, 2010, pp. 45-64.
“Subaltern Rituals, Modernization and Post-modern Themes,” South Asian Review 30:1 (2009): 224-45.
“The Buddhist View of the Death: A Critical Study of the Tibetan Book of the Dead,” in The Depth of Death: Scientific Insights and Religious Openness, Serials Publications,
“Popular Devotions as Occasions for Inter-religious Dialogue,” in Word and Worship, Vol 43, No 1. 2010, 47-61.
“Folklore” in ACPI Encyclopedia of Philosophy, , edited by Johnson Puthenpurackal, Vol I, Asian Trading Corporation,
“Folk Religions” in ACPI Encyclopedia of Philosophy , Vol I , edited by Johnson Puthenpurackal, Asian Trading Corporation, Bangalore, 2010, 545—548.
“Pilgrimage” in ACPI Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Vol II , edited by Johnson Puthenpurackal, Asian Trading Corporation,
"Hinduism in the Information Age," Studies on Life and Culture, Special Issue Vol 18, 2010, 185-212.
“Re-Viewing Folk Religion and Re-Visioning Christian Studies”, in Indian Journal of Christian Studies, Vol.1, No.1, 81-88.
The Dancing Peacock: Indian Insights into Religion and development, co- edited with Kuruvilla Pandikattu, Serials Publications,
The Dynamics of Folk Religion In Society: Pericentralisation as Deconstruction of Sanskritisation. Serials Publications,