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Author Belle, Carl Vadivella, author

Title Thaipusam in Malaysia : a Hindu festival in the Tamil diaspora / Carl Vadivella Belle
Published Singapore : ISEAS Yusof Ishak Institute, 2017
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Description 1 online resource (xxxii, 400 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates.)
Contents Indians in Malaysia, the social and ethnic context -- Tamil traditions and South Indian Hinduism -- Colonialism, colonial knowledge and Hindu reform movements -- 4. Hinduism in Malaysia, an overview -- Murugan, a Tamil deity -- Phenomenology of Thaipusam at Batu Caves -- Other Thaipusams -- Thaipusam considered, the divine crossing
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 369-390) and index
Notes Description based on print version record
Subject Murugan (Hindu deity) -- Cult -- Malaysia.
Hinduism -- Malaysia.
Tamil (Indic people) -- Malaysia -- Religion.
Thaipusam -- Malaysia.
Form Electronic book
Author ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute, issuing body
ISBN 9789814695831 (electronic bk.)
9814695831 (electronic bk.)