Localization and Globalization of Religions
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374 Pages

21.6 x 13.8 cm

2 maps, 23 b/w and 7 line illus.

Imprint: Boydell Manohar

Localization and Globalization of Religions

Edited by Maurits S. Hassankhan, Narinder Mohkamsingh, Goolam Vahed and Radica Mahase

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Explores the adaptation of Hinduism and Islam in diasporic settings and inter-religious relations in the Girmit diaspora.

Archival research, micro-biographies, and ethnographic studies shine light on the development of Hindu and Muslim communities around the world, and the relationships between them, to deliver new insights into the history of indentured labour and its impact on the formation of religious heritage and identity. Twelve chapters cover regions including the Southern Pacific, Indian Ocean, and the Caribbean.

Part I examines Hinduism in Mauritius, South Africa, Fiji and the Caribbean, while Part II considers the Muslim diaspora. Importantly, Part III looks at the relationships between these two religious groups within the Girmit diaspora, including interreligious cooperation and the experiences of religiously mixed families.

Includes perspective from historians, sociologists, anthropologists, linguists and others. Features contributors based in Australia, France, Fiji, Mauritius, the Netherlands, New Zealand, South Africa, Suriname, Trinidad & Tobago and the USA.
Figures and Tables
Foreword
Preface
Introduction
I. HINDUISM AND HINDUS IN THE GIRMIT DIASPORA
1. The Construction of Hindu Authority in Mauritius: The Case of a Tamil Priest - MATHIEU CLAVEYROLAS
2. Hinduism in South Africa, 1860-2020 - VINAY LAL and GOOLAM VAHED
3. Transnational Hindu Movements and the South African Experience after Indenture - KARTHIGASEN GOPALAN
4. Pivotal Developments on Hinduism in Fiji - PRASHNEEL GOUNDAR
5. The Impact of the Årya Sam"aj on Caribbean Hinduism - FREEK L. BAKKER
6. 'They Came to Mauritian Shores': The History and Symbolism of Ram Leela and Ramayana in Mauritius - SATYENDRA PEERTHUM
7. 'Beyond Vanvaas: Hinduism in Trinidad' - SHERRY ANN SINGH
II. ISLAM AND MUSLIMS IN THE GIRMIT DIASPORA
8. The Ummah in the Caribbean: African and Asian Origins of Caribbean Islam - BRINSLEY SAMAROO
9. From Indentured Labourers to Permanent Settlers: Muslims in Fiji - JAN A. ALI
10. The Muslims who Arrived in Trinidad, 1887-1891: A Preliminary Assessment - HALIMA-SA'ADIA KASSIM and PERRY POLAR
III. INTERRELIGIOUS RELATIONS IN THE GIRMIT DIASPORA
11. Interreligious Cooperation: Suriname and Guyana, 1950-2014 - KIRTIE ALGOE
12. Fasting Practices of Religiously-mixed Families in Trinidad: Evaluation of the Social Psychological Impact - SHALIMA MOHAMMED
Contributors
Index

MAURITS HASSANKHAN is Senior Lecturer/Researcher at the Anton de Kom University, Suriname.

NARINDER MOHKAMSINGH is an Indologist (Leiden University) who works on Indian music, culture and religion in the Caribbean.

GOOLAM VAHED is Professor in the Department of History, University of Kwa Zulu Natal.

RADICA MAHASE is a PhD and Senior Lecturer at the History College of Science, Technology and Applied Arts of Trinidad and Tobago.

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Title Details

374 Pages

2.16 x 1.38 cm

2 maps, 23 b/w and 7 line illus.

Imprint: Boydell Manohar