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Provincial Hinduism: Religion and Community in Gwalior City

Daniel Gold


In examining religion and community in Gwalior, this book explores the religious world of an ordinary Indian city—one that has experienced some impacts of globalization but is still close to its traditional roots. Focused on a number of related examples, it offers explanations of standard Indological topics as needed. A section on public places of worship in the city describes temples of different types, explaining some results of a citywide survey of them. It also considers some Hindus’ attraction to Sufi shrines. Issues of community and identity are examined in the dynamics of caste and clas ... More

Keywords: Hinduism, Gwalior, Sindhi, Radhasoami, Baba Jai Gurudev, Sant Kripal, city, diaspora, gurus, Sufi

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780190212483
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190212483.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Daniel Gold, author
Cornell University

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