Shiva's Other Children: Religion and Social Identity amongst Overseas Indians

Shiva's Other Children: Religion and Social Identity amongst Overseas Indians

by David Mearns

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780803992498
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 12/18/1995
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 5.91(w) x 9.45(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
PART ONE: CONTEXTS: THE HISTORY AND POLITICAL ECONOMY OF MELAKA'S INDIAN CONNECTION
The Creation of a Malaysian Indian Population
Urban Space, Urban Process
On Structured Structures
PART TWO: THE INDIAN PERSPECTIVE: CONTEMPORARY PATTERNS
Domestic Relations and Identity
Domestic Ritual and Domestic Space
Practice and Social Identity
Sacred Space, Cultural Space
Hindu Temples and the Reproduction of Identity
Temple Practice
Reproducing the Cosmic Order and Reproducing the Social Order
Mahabharata as Metaphor
Sai Baba and Shivaratri
Conclusion
Ritual and Context; Dialectics and Structure

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