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The Hindu diaspora : comparative patterns

Author: Steven Vertovec
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2000.
Series: Global diasporas.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This survey of the disparate identities forged by Hindu communities across the world questions whether these differences should prompt a revaluation of what constitutes the true Hindu identity.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Steven Vertovec
ISBN: 0415238927 9780415238922 0415238935 9780415238939
OCLC Number: 44018874
Description: ix, 190 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Tracing transformations of Hinduism --
'Official' and 'popular' Hinduism: historical and contemporary trends in Surinam, Trinidad and Guyana --
Religion and ethnic ideology: the Hindu youth movement in Trinidad --
Reproduction and representation: the growth of Hinduism in Britain --
Category and quandary: Indo-Caribbean Hindus in Britain --
Community and congregation: Hindu temples in London --
Three meanings of 'diaspora' --
Conclusion.
Series Title: Global diasporas.
Responsibility: Steven Vertovec.
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