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Author Waghorne, Joanne Punzo, author

Title Diaspora of the gods : modern Hindu temples in an urban middle-class world / Joanne Punzo Wahorne
Published New York : Oxford University Press, 2004
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Description 1 online resource (xviii, 292 pages) : illustrations
Contents Introduction: New houses for the gods in an urban world. -- Hindu temples in the new world system, 1640-1800. -- Mylapore: the recovery of "ancient" temples in an inner-city neighborhood. -- The gentrification of the goddess. -- Portable stone: Murugan, Amman, and globalized localism. -- Conclusion/s: Making space for god/s in an urban world
Summary From Madras to London, urban middle-class Hindus invest earnings, often derived from the global economy, into the construction or renovation of temples. In both conversation and contention with current theory, this book highlights the Gods, their shrines, and the middle-class people who re-establish them
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 265-278) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Globalization -- Religious aspects -- Hinduism
Hindu diaspora.
Hindu temples -- India -- Chennai.
Hinduism -- Economic aspects.
Hindus -- England -- London.
Hindus -- Washington (D.C.)
Middle class -- Religious life.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0195156633 (cloth ; alk. paper)
0195156641 (paperback; alk. paper)
1423762967 (electronic bk.)
9780195156638 (cloth ; alk. paper)
9780195156645 (paperback; alk. paper)
9781423762966 (electronic bk.)