Focusing on the group labelled `Indians' in Melaka, Malaysia, this book discusses the social, cultural and linguistic diversity in the context of perceived need to create a basis for collective identity and action in an ethnically plural polity. David James Mearns argues that the very richness of Hinduism means that a cultural and cosmological repertoire of wide proportions is available to unite and divide the population.
Shiva's Other Children
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Religion and Social Identity Amongst Overseas Indians
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