Creating Divine Unity: Chinese Recruitment in the Sathya Sai Baba Movement of Malaysia

  title={Creating Divine Unity: Chinese Recruitment in the Sathya Sai Baba Movement of Malaysia},
  author={Alexander J. Kent},
  journal={Journal of Contemporary Religion},
  pages={27 - 5}
  • A. Kent
  • Published 1 January 2000
  • Sociology
  • Journal of Contemporary Religion
This paper examines Chinese participation in a neo-Hindu movement in Malaysia. The data, gathered in Kuala Lumpur 1995-1997, are examined with regard to their ethnic and political implications and in relation to the historical as well as the contemporary social features of Malaysia. The paper explores the way in which the Indian-dominated leadership of the Malaysian Sai Baba organisation attempts to include Chinese worshippers: while aiming to overcome ethnic boundaries, there is a tendency to… 

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