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Diaspora of the Gods: Modern Hindu Temples in an Urban Middle-Class World

Joanne Punzo Waghorne

Abstract

From Chennai (Madras), India to London and Washington D.C., contemporary urban middle-class Hindus invest earnings, often derived from the global economy, into the construction or renovation of temples. South Indians often lead such efforts to re-establish authentic temples that nonetheless become sites for innovative communities, new visions of the Gods, and distinctive middle-class religious sensibilities. Although a part of the much-discussed resurgence of Hinduism, Gods and their ritual worship — not nationalistic ideology — center these enterprises. This book aims to go beyond the more co ... More

Keywords: Chennai, contemporary Hinduism, ritual worship, diaspora, temple architecture, great middle class, globalization

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2004 Print ISBN-13: 9780195156638
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2007 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195156638.001.0001

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Joanne Punzo Waghorne, author
Syracuse University
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