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"This is an important book by Carl Vadivella Belle which argues that Hinduism and its manifestations in the diaspora have important significance in binding not only the Hindus but also encourages "others" to revisit Hinduism, especially in a multicultural society like Malaysia which is dominated by communally infused discourses structured upon race and religion." —Ajaya K. Sahoo, Editor, Journal of South Asian Diaspora. "Dr Belle weaves his magical journey over nearly half a century, offering poignant and potent insights into the socio economic and spiritual realities of Hindus in Malaysia. Numerous books may be available on Tamil Traditions and Hinduism in Malaysia, but none seem to have succinctly and encapsulated the very essence and heart of these veritable subjects. I would unreservedly recommend this book, to all those interested in matters pertaining to Indians and Hinduism in Malaysia." —Professor Bala Shanmugam, Academic Director, Federation University, Malaysia.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright
  2. pp. i-iv
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. Acknowledgements
  2. pp. vii-x
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. xi-xxxii
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  1. 1. Indians in Malaysia: The Social and Ethnic Context
  2. pp. 1-18
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  1. 2. Tamil Traditions and South Indian Hinduism
  2. pp. 19-64
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  1. 3. Colonialism, Colonial Knowledge and Hindu Reform Movements
  2. pp. 65-85
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  1. 4. Hinduism in Malaysia: An Overview
  2. pp. 86-133
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  1. 5. Murugan: A Tamil Deity
  2. pp. 134-184
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  1. 6. The Phenomenology of Thaipusam at Batu Caves
  2. pp. 185-243
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  1. 7. Other Thaipusams
  2. pp. 244-287
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  1. 8. Thaipusam Considered: The Divine Crossing
  2. pp. 288-353
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  1. Conclusions
  2. pp. 354-364
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  1. Glossary
  2. pp. 365-368
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 369-390
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 391-400
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  1. About the Author
  2. p. 401
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  1. Coloured plates
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Additional Information

ISBN
9789814695831
Related ISBN
9789814695756
MARC Record
OCLC
978539374
Pages
450
Launched on MUSE
2017-03-28
Language
English
Open Access
No
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