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An Alta Mira Press Book
Much has been written about the culture of native Indians, but there has been little information Indians living in a foreign lands. David James Mearns pioneering ethnographic study of Indians living in Malaysia focuses on the social, linguistic, and cultural differences between the Indian population and that of indigenous Malaysian groups.
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Table of Contents
IntroductionPART ONE: CONTEXTS: THE HISTORY AND POLITICAL ECONOMY OF MELAKA'S INDIAN CONNECTIONThe Creation of a Malaysian Indian PopulationUrban Space, Urban Process On Structured StructuresPART TWO: THE INDIAN PERSPECTIVE: CONTEMPORARY PATTERNSDomestic Relations and IdentityDomestic Ritual and Domestic Space Practice and Social IdentitySacred Space, Cultural Space Hindu Temples and the Reproduction of IdentityTemple Practice Reproducing the Cosmic Order and Reproducing the Social OrderMahabharata as MetaphorSai Baba and ShivaratriConclusion Ritual and Context; Dialectics and Structure