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Author Rocklin, Alexander,
Title The regulation of religion and the making of Hinduism in colonial Trinidad / Alexander Rocklin.
Imprint Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, [2019]

Author Rocklin, Alexander,
Subject East Indians -- Religious life -- Trinidad and Tobago -- Trinidad.
Hinduism -- Trinidad and Tobago -- Trinidad -- History.
Trinidad -- Religious life and customs.
Freedom of religion -- Trinidad and Tobago -- Trinidad -- History.
Great Britain -- Colonies -- Religious life and customs.
Description 1 online resource
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Crossing the dark water -- Religion -- Converting religion -- Regulating religion -- Outlawing religion -- Hinduism -- Standardizing Sanatana dharma -- Making world religions.
Summary "How can religious freedom be granted to people who do not have a religion? While Indian indentured workers in colonial Trinidad practiced cherished rituals, "Hinduism" was not a widespread category in India at the time. On this Caribbean island, people of South Asian descent and African descent came together--under the watchful eyes of the British rulers--to walk on hot coals for fierce goddesses, summon spirits of the dead, or honor Muslim martyrs, practices that challenged colonial norms for religion and race. Drawing deeply on colonial archives, Alexander Rocklin examines the role of the category of religion in the regulation of the lives of Indian laborers struggling for autonomy"-- Provided by publisher
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9781469648729 (electronic bk.)
1469648725 (electronic bk.)
9781469648736 (electronic bk.)
1469648733 (electronic bk.)
9781469648705
1469648709
9781469648712
1469648717
OCLC # 1084756813
Additional Format Print version: Rocklin, Alexander. Regulation of religion and the making of Hinduism in colonial Trinidad. Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, [2019] 9781469648705 (DLC) 2018045500 (OCoLC)1052388809



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