South Asian Christian Diaspora: Invisible Diaspora in Europe and North America  -     Edited By: Knut A. Jacobsen, Selva J. Raj
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South Asian Christian Diaspora: Invisible Diaspora in Europe and North America

Ashgate Publishing / 2008 / Hardcover

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Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 267
Vendor: Ashgate Publishing
Publication Date: 2008
Dimensions: 9.2 X 6.3 X 0.9 (inches)
ISBN: 0754662616
ISBN-13: 9780754662617

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The South Asian Christian diaspora is largely invisible in the literature about religion and migration. This is the first comprehensive study of South Asian Christians living in Europe and North America, presenting the main features of these diasporas, their community histories and their religious practices. The South Asian Christian diaspora is pluralistic both in terms of religious adherence, cultural tradition and geographical areas of origin. This book gives justice to such pluralism and presents a multiplicity of cultures and traditions typical of the South Asian Christian diaspora. Issues such as the institutionalization of the religious traditions in new countries, identity, the paradox of belonging both to a minority immigrant group and a majority religion, the social functions of rituals, attitudes to language, generational transfer, and marriage and family life, are all discussed.

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