Hindu, Sufi, or Sikh: Contested Practices and Identifications of Sindhi Hindus in India and Beyond

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Springer, Oct 27, 2008 - Religion - 222 pages
By analyzing concrete examples of the creation of a heritage in the context of migration, this multi-sited ethnography considers the implications of representations of religions and diaspora for Sindhi Hindus and other similar communities.
 

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Contents

Differing Understandings
1
Chapter 1 Placing Sindhis
11
Chapter 2 Debating Institutions
41
Chapter 3 Defining Movements
73
Chapter 4 Presenting Sacred Figures
105
Chapter 5 Celebrating Heritage
125
Chapter 6 Personalizing Traditions
152
Understanding Differences
185
Glossary of Foreign Terms
194
Notes
201
References
204
Index
213
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STEVEN W. RAMEY is Assistant Professor, Department of Religious Studies, University of Alabama, USA.

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