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Hindu Diaspora, The
     

Hindu Diaspora, The

by Steven Vertovec
 

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ISBN-10: 0415238927

ISBN-13: 9780415238922

Pub. Date: 10/26/2000

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Hinduism outside the Indian subcontinent represents a contrasting and scattered community. From Britain to the Caribbean, diasporic Hindus have substantially reformed their beliefs and practices in accordance with their historical and social circumstances. In this theoretically innovative analysis Steven Vertovec examines:
* the historical construction of

Overview

Hinduism outside the Indian subcontinent represents a contrasting and scattered community. From Britain to the Caribbean, diasporic Hindus have substantially reformed their beliefs and practices in accordance with their historical and social circumstances. In this theoretically innovative analysis Steven Vertovec examines:
* the historical construction of the category 'Hinduism in India'
* the formation of a distinctive Caribbean Hindu culture during the nineteenth century
* the role of youth groups in forging new identities during Trinidad's Hindu Renaissance
* the reproduction of regionally based identities and frictions in Britain's Hindu communities
* the differences in temple use across the diaspora.
This book provides a rich and fascinating view of the Hindu diaspora in the past, present and its possible futures.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415238922
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
10/26/2000
Series:
Global Diasporas Series
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.63(d)

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