A new God in the diaspora?: Muneeswaran worship in contemporary Singapore
A New God examines the worship of a Hindu deity known as Muneeswaran in contemporary Singapore. Sinha's exploration provides an ethnographic documentation of urban-based Hindu religiosity in contemporary Singapore and makes an important contribution to the global study of religion in the diasporas.
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Contextualizing Muneeswaran Worship
Who is Muneeswaran?
Muneeswaran shrine in a family home
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