Religious Reconstruction in the South Asian Diasporas From One Generation to Another

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  • Copyright: 2007-06-15
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
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The outcome of an international scholarly collaboration, this collection examines how religions from South Asia have been reconstructed within Western settings and how identity is shaped, not only by migrants, but also by subsequent generations. Focusing on Britain, USA, Canada and Australia, chapters address the religions, social and political issues facing South Asian diasporas and examines how they have been effected by 9/11 and Britain's 7/7 as well as the bombings in Bali and Mumbai.

Author Biography

JOHN R. HINNELLS is Research Professor at Liverpool Hope University, UK, a Senior Member of Robinson College Cambridge, UK, and Honorary Professorial Research Fellow, School of Oriental and African Studies, London, UK. His books include Zoroastrians in Britain; Zoroastrian and Parsi Studies; and The Zoroastrian Diaspora. He has also edited The New Penguin Dictionary of Religions and the New Penguin Handbook of Living Religions.

Table of Contents

Notes on Contributorsp. vii
Introductionp. 1
Religious and Social Issues
A Reassessment of Identity Strategies Amongst British South Asian Muslimsp. 13
British Muslims and the Search for Religious Guidancep. 29
The Contribution of Nurture in a Sampradaya to Young British Hindus' Understanding of their Traditionp. 51
Celibacy and Salvation in the Swaminarayan Movementp. 74
Death and Bereavement in South Asian Diaspora Communitiesp. 93
Parsi Zoroastrian Experiences in Four 'Western' Countries: A Comparative Studyp. 121
Religious and Political Issues
Religion and Ethnicity in Americap. 143
Public Policy Implications of Canada's Multiculturalism for Religious Pluralismp. 158
Cultural Diversity, Religious Plurality and Government Policy in Australiap. 173
Religion in the Educational System of England and Wales: Law, Policy and Representationp. 192
South Asian Diaspora Religions Post 9/11 and 7/7
South Asians in America Post 9/11p. 223
Law, Religion and South Asians in Diasporap. 243
Living with Difference: A Forgotten Art in Urgent Need of Revival?p. 265
Indexp. 303
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