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Title Religions, Mumbai style : events-media-spaces / edited by Michael Stausberg
Edition First edition
Published Oxford, United Kingdom ; New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2023


Description 1 online resource
Contents Cover -- Half-Title -- Title -- Copyright -- Contents -- Preface by Michael Stausberg -- Contributors -- A Note on the Use of Italics and Diacritics -- 1. Religion in Bombay/​Mumbai: A Scenario -- 2. Beyond Diversity-​Precarious Belonging and Religious Conjunctions: Dalits in Dharavi -- 3. Does Violence Beget the Ghetto? Evidence from Ethnography in Mumbra -- 4. Encountering Religious Difference in the City: Some Reflections on the Participation of Ismaili Muslims in Islamic Revivalism in Mumbai
5. Twelver Shia Muslims' Right to the City: Public Performance, Media Practices, and Urban Atmospheres in Mumbai -- 6. Middle Class Muslims in Mumbai: Three Forms of Engagement with Islam -- 7. 'God is with the Patient People': Festival, Class, and Interreligious Engagement -- 8. Transgressive Spaces: Women's Organizations and Intentional Interventions in Politics of Interreligious Marriage -- 9. Strategic Roadside Shrines in High-​Risk Zones: Baba for Peace -- 10. Taxis as Public Micro-​Spaces of Religion: Practices, Symbols, and Communication
11. Movement and Place-​Making: Multiple Crossings in the Lives of Mumbai's ISKCON Members -- 12. Towards the Apocalyptic: Myth, Metaphor, and the Dystopic in Contemporary Mumbai Literature -- 13. A Hole in the Wall: Religion in the Poetry of Arun Kolatkar -- Index
Summary "Mumbai is generally recognized as an environment of extraordinary religious diversity. The city is at the same time known for a habitual cosmopolitanism and a series of violent religion related conflicts and clashes. While there is much academic scholarship on various aspects of urban history and realities, this volume is the first international academic publication focusing on religion(s) in Mumbai. An extended introductory essay provides a scenario of the religious history of the city from the earliest colonial periods to the present; it also discusses topics such as public celebration and landmark religious places. By taking a thematic approach the contributions highlight the dynamics of religious life in the city. Chapters discuss spatial settings such as so-called slums (Dharavi) and ghettos (Mumbra), but also roadside shrines and taxis. Other chapters focus on class and civil society organizations. Contributions discuss the crossing of religious boundaries, e.g., in dealing with intermarriages and conversions, and challenges faced by religious groups on how to deal with the religious diversity of the city and their desire for recognition. Lines of tension and conflict often run within and not so much between communities. The two final chapters of the volume address the reflection of religion in fiction set in Mumbai and by the Bombay poet Arun Kolatkar"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on June 28, 2023)
Subject Religion and sociology -- India -- Mumbai
Religion and sociology
Religion & beliefs.
India -- Mumbai
Form Electronic book
Author Stausberg, Michael, editor
ISBN 0191982601