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Author Waghorne, Joanne Punzo.

Title Diaspora of the gods : modern Hindu temples in an urban middle-class world / Joanne Punzo Wahorne
Published New York ; Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2004
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Description 1 online resource (xviii, 292 pages) : illustrations
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 and index
Notes Description based on print version record
Subject Hindu temples -- India -- Chennai.
Hinduism -- Economic aspects.
Middle class -- Religious life.
Globalization -- Religious aspects -- Hinduism
Hindus -- England -- London.
Hindus -- Washington (D.C.)
Hindu diaspora.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780199785292 ebook