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Overview page. Subjects: Social Sciences — Arts and Humanities.

Many sociological and anthropological definitions exist, but most tend to privilege some combination of small-scale, relative boundedness, strong affective ties, traditionalism, and...

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Imagining Religious Communities

Jennifer B. Saunders.

September 2019; p ublished online August 2019 .

Book. Subjects: Hinduism. 264 pages.

Based on ethnographic research with a transnational Hindu family and its social networks, this book examines the ways that middle-class Hindu communities are engaged actively in creating...

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Hindu Communities Abroad

Vasudha Narayanan.

in The Oxford Handbook of Global Religions

October 2006; p ublished online September 2009 .

Article. Subjects: Religion; Interfaith Relations; Hinduism. 3339 words.

For more than 2,000 years, Hindu communities have flourished outside the subcontinent of India. Despite the prohibitions against traveling across the ocean found in many Hindu texts,...

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Ethnic Communities and Regional Hinduisms

Daniel Gold.

in Provincial Hinduism

February 2015; p ublished online December 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Hinduism. 10076 words.

Chapter 4 examines two ethnic communities in Gwalior—Maharashtrians and Sindhis—who appear as internal Indian diasporas: immigrants from other parts of the subcontinent who have maintained...

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Hagiography and Community Formation: The Case of a Lost Community of Sixteenth-Century Vrindāvan

Heidi Pauwels.

in The Journal of Hindu Studies

April 2010; p ublished online March 2010 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Hinduism. 18721 words.

This paper studies the link between hagiography and religious community formation, analysing how sectarian communities are ‘imagined’ in hagiography. The immediate purpose of this article...

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Hindu–Brahmo Relations (1870–1905): An Enquiry into Some Aspects of Community Identities in Late Nineteenth Century Bengal

Amiya P. Sen.

in Hindu Revivalism in Bengal c.1872-1905

February 2001; p ublished online October 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Hinduism. 23670 words.

This chapter argues against the notion that the growth of Hindu revivalism in Bengal has to be understood essentially against the backdrop of a crisis-ridden Brahmo Samaj. It also contends...

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Introduction

Neelima Shukla-Bhatt.

in Narasinha Mehta of Gujarat

December 2014; p ublished online November 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Hinduism. 14364 words.

The Introduction first charts the evolution of the tradition of Narasinha Mehta as a popular current of Hindu bhakti (devotion) from the fifteenth century in Gujarat and its sustained...

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Lyrics of Awakening

Neelima Shukla-Bhatt.

in Narasinha Mehta of Gujarat

December 2014; p ublished online November 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Hinduism. 10196 words.

This chapter examines the lyrics of mysticism and moral teaching in the Narasinha tradition, many of which are sung as morning hymns in Gujarat. An important focus of the discussion here is...

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Concluding Remarks

Neelima Shukla-Bhatt.

in Narasinha Mehta of Gujarat

December 2014; p ublished online November 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Hinduism. 4973 words.

The concluding part first considers the potential of the Narasinha tradition to serve as a shared cultural platform for people in Gujarat to address social issues and the important question...

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The Nārāyaṇīya and the Early Reading Communities of the Mahābhārata

Alf Hiltebeitel.

in Between the Empires

July 2006; p ublished online October 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Hinduism. 15922 words.

This chapter discusses a unit of the twelfth book of the Mahābhārata, the Nārāyaṇīya, for its bearing on the textual and religious history of post-Vedic and classical India. Although no...

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Tokenism or Empowerment? Policies and Institutions for Disadvantaged Communities

Zoya Hasan.

in Pluralism and Democracy in India

March 2015; p ublished online May 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Hinduism. 7416 words.

The creation of institutions was a distinctive feature of Indian democracy. This chapter examines two public institutions: the National Commission for the Scheduled Castes (NCSC) and the...

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The Solidarities of Caste: The Metaphysical Basis of the ‘Organic’ Community

Ankur Barua.

in The Journal of Hindu Studies

May 2009; p ublished online March 2009 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Hinduism. 12679 words.

This is a study of the different meanings of ‘caste’ according to Radhakrishnan, Gandhi, and Ambedkar. In the course of this study, I also show that these differences ultimately emerge from...

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Dharma and Ecology of Hindu Communities: Sustenance and Sustainability. By Pankaj Jain.

Eliza F. Kent.

in The Journal of Hindu Studies

May 2013; p ublished online March 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Hinduism. 862 words.

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Recipes for Immortality: Medicine, Religion, and Community in South India. By Richard S. Weiss.

David Gordon White.

in The Journal of Hindu Studies

November 2009; p ublished online September 2009 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Hinduism. 861 words.

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New Homelands Hindu Communities in Mauritius, Guyana, Trinidad, South Africa, Fiji, and East Africa. By Paul Younger.

Marina Carter.

in The Journal of Hindu Studies

October 2011; p ublished online September 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Hinduism. 782 words.

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Todas

W. J. Johnson.

in A Dictionary of Hinduism

January 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Hinduism. 47 words.

A tribal community, much studied by anthropologists, living among the Nilgiri hills of Tamil Nadu. Traditionally, their religious life has

Sāttāda Śrī Vaiṣṇavas

W. J. Johnson.

in A Dictionary of Hinduism

January 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Hinduism. 55 words.

A South Indian community of Teṉkalai Śrī Vaiṣṇavas (dating from at least 15th century ce), variously identified in the

Parsis

W. J. Johnson.

in A Dictionary of Hinduism

January 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Hinduism. 215 words.

The Zoroastrian community in India. The name recalls their migration from Iran to Northwest India in the 10th century ce

Sāttāda Śrī Vaiṣṇavas

Overview page. Subjects: Hinduism.

A South Indian community of Teṉkalai Śrī Vaiṣṇavas (dating from at least 15th century ce), variously identified in the past as both brahmins and/or śūdras. Emphasizing the practice of...

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New Opportunities, the Brain Drain, and the Guptas

Jennifer B. Saunders.

in Imagining Religious Communities

September 2019; p ublished online August 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Hinduism. 7898 words.

This chapter provides information about the significant contexts of the Hindu American community’s narrative performances. Reviewing reasons behind why people immigrate, it begins with...

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Sundarkāṇḍ

Jennifer B. Saunders.

in Imagining Religious Communities

September 2019; p ublished online August 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Hinduism. 10313 words.

This chapter examines the ways that the Guptas’ and their social network’s performances of the Sundarkāṇḍ help create a community that is always understood to be defined in relationship...

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