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Hindu Communities Abroad  

Vasudha Narayanan

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Oct 2006
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Sep 2009
For more than 2,000 years, Hindu communities have flourished outside the subcontinent of India. Despite the prohibitions against traveling across the ocean found in many Hindu texts, ... More

Popular Hindu Movements  

David N. Lorenzen

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Oct 2006
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Sep 2009
One way of thinking about Hindu religion and society is to distinguish between the traditional religious society led mostly by brahmans and the large number of popular movements that have ... More

Thinking Globally about Hinduism  

T. N. Madan

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Oct 2006
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Sep 2009
Although Hinduism is associated with one region of the world—South Asia—it is a global religion in two senses of the term. It has provided a religious complement to the diaspora of Hindus ... More

Traditional Brahmanical Society  

Joseph W. Elder

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Oct 2006
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Sep 2009
When one uses the term “Hinduism” for the religious culture of India that has influenced much of Asia, one thinks of the brahmanical tradition. Europeans labeled as Hindus those people on ... More

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