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By Daniel Gold

Provincial Hinduism explores intersecting non secular worlds in a standard Indian urban that continues to be on the subject of its conventional roots, whereas bearing witness to the impression of globalization. Daniel Gold seems at glossy spiritual lifestyles within the principal Indian urban of Gwalior, drawing awareness to the usually complicated non secular sensibilities in the back of usual Hindu perform. Gold describes temples of alternative varieties, their mythical histories, and the folk who patronize them. He additionally explores the allure of Sufi shrines for lots of Gwalior Hindus. smooth problems with socioreligious identification are highlighted via an exam of pals dwelling jointly in a locality jumbled together faith, caste, and sophistication. Pursuing problems with neighborhood and id, Gold turns to Gwalior's Maharashtrians and Sindhis, teams with roots in different elements of the subcontinent that experience settled within the urban for generations. those teams functionality as inner diasporas, organizing in several methods and making certain contributions to neighborhood non secular existence. The ebook concludes with a spotlight on new non secular associations invoking nineteenth-century innovators: 3 spiritual provider organisations encouraged via the good Swami Vivekenanda, and modern guru-centered teams tracing lineages to Radhasoami Maharaj of Agra.

Gold deals the 1st book-length learn to investigate spiritual lifestyles in a standard, midsized Indian urban, and in so doing has created a useful source for students of up to date Indian faith, tradition, and society.

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