Transglobalism of self-exiled Hindus: the case of Australia

Bilimoria, Purushottama 2007, Transglobalism of self-exiled Hindus: the case of Australia, Religion compass, vol. 1, no. 2, pp. 305-328.

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Title Transglobalism of self-exiled Hindus: the case of Australia
Author(s) Bilimoria, Purushottama
Journal name Religion compass
Volume number 1
Issue number 2
Start page 305
End page 328
Publisher Wiley Interscience
Place of publication Malden, MA.
Publication date 2007
ISSN 1749-8171
Summary Hindu diaspora is now a global phenomenon, from the early immigrant experience as coolie labourers through the transnational movement of professional Hindus/Indians to many corners of the globe. In this paper, I intend to contextualize Hindu diaspora experience in Australia in the broader theoretical thinking on transnational migration, globalization and heterogeneity. One concern is to understand how distinctive is the religious diaspora experience of Hindus in Australia from those of the international South Asia diaspora. Much literature on South Asians in the West neglect religion, while recent studies disclose the considerable prominence of religion in various communities, especially in comparison with the secularizing tendencies typical of many white societies.


Notes Published Online: 2 Feb 2007
Language eng
Field of Research 220406 Studies in Eastern Religious Traditions
Socio Economic Objective 970122 Expanding Knowledge in Philosophy and Religious Studies
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2007, Wiley Interscience
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30007804

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of International and Political Studies
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