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Shaping Membership, Defining Nation: The Cultural Politics of African Indians in South Asia

Shaping Membership, Defining Nation: The Cultural Politics of African Indians in South Asia (Paperback)

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A compelling analysis of the complex history, identities, and self-determination of diasporic Africans (Habshis/Siddis) of Karnataka, South India. It addresses African Indian religious beliefs and practices, their deployment of expressive cultural expressions and forms of social and political power through which they engage effecitvely Indian's multi-religious, and complex social stratification systems.

History & PoliticsRegional & national historyAfrican historyHistory & PoliticsRegional & national historyAsian historyPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesAnthropologySocial & cultural anthropologyPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSocial groupsEthnic studiesBlack & Asian studies Publisher: Lexington Books Publication Date: 21/08/2008 ISBN-13: 9780739114292  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Pashington Obeng is assistant professor of Africana studies at Wellesley College and Harvard University, and the author of Asante Catholicism: Religious and Cultural Reproduction among the Akan of Ghana (E.J. Brill).

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