Hindu, Sufi, or Sikh: Contested Practices and Identifications of Sindhi Hindus in India and Beyond
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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Chapter 1 Placing Sindhis
Chapter 2 Debating Institutions
Chapter 3 Defining Movements
Chapter 4 Presenting Sacred Figures
Chapter 5 Celebrating Heritage
Chapter 6 Personalizing Traditions
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