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Author Sinha, Vineeta.

Title Religion and commodification : "merchandizing" diasporic Hinduism / Vineeta Sinha
Published New York : Routledge, 2010
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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 228 pages) : illustrations, maps
Series Routledge research in religion, media and culture ; 1
Routledge research in religion, media and culture ; 1
Contents Everyday Hindu religiosity and ritual objects -- "Mapping" spaces and objects : "diaspora Hinduism" and "puja items" -- Homes for gods : prayer altars for family shrines -- Visual representations of Hindu divinity : disentangling "material" from "deity" from "commodity" -- Flowers for worship, flowers for sale : straddling the "sacred" and the "secular" -- Religion and commodification : what are the possibilities for enchantment?
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 211-221) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Hinduism -- India -- Tamil Nadu.
Hinduism -- Malaya
Hinduism -- Singapore.
Religious supplies industry -- India -- Tamil Nadu.
Religious supplies industry -- Malaya
Religious supplies industry -- Singapore.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0203842790 (electronic bk.)
9780203842799 (electronic bk.)