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Hindu, Sufi, or Sikh

Contested Practices and Identifications of Sindhi Hindus in India and Beyond

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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Steven W. Ramey
    Pages 1-9
  3. Steven W. Ramey
    Pages 11-40
  4. Steven W. Ramey
    Pages 41-72
  5. Steven W. Ramey
    Pages 73-104
  6. Steven W. Ramey
    Pages 105-124
  7. Steven W. Ramey
    Pages 125-151
  8. Steven W. Ramey
    Pages 153-183
  9. Steven W. Ramey
    Pages 185-193
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 195-222

About this book


By analyzing concrete examples of the creation of a heritage in the context of migration, this multi-sited ethnography considers the implications of representations of religions and diaspora for Sindhi Hindus and other similar communities.


India migration religion religions tradition understanding

About the authors

STEVEN W. RAMEY is Assistant Professor, Department of Religious Studies, University of Alabama, USA.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Hindu, Sufi, or Sikh
  • Book Subtitle Contested Practices and Identifications of Sindhi Hindus in India and Beyond
  • Authors S. Ramey
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc. 2008
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, New York
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Religion & Philosophy Collection Philosophy and Religion (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-230-60832-0
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-349-37518-9
  • eBook ISBN 978-0-230-61622-6
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XV, 222
  • Number of Illustrations 2 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Comparative Religion
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"Ramey's book on the Hindu Sindhis of Lucknow is a valuable work of scholarship - the only full-scale ethnology of Hindu Sindhis in India. Ramey gives us a rich sense of the people and traditions he depicts, while keeping his larger analytical questions in view." - Daniel Richard Gold, Professor of South Asian Religions, Cornell University

"The questions on religious assumptions that we all make are raised by this book, making it a 'must-read' for all, but moreso for every Sindhi Hindu." - East and West Series