Dancing in the Fire: Ritually Constructing Hindu Identity in a Malaysian Landscape

@article{Prorok1998DancingIT,
  title={Dancing in the Fire: Ritually Constructing Hindu Identity in a Malaysian Landscape},
  author={Carolyn V. Prorok},
  journal={Journal of Cultural Geography},
  year={1998},
  volume={17},
  pages={89-114}
}
Hindus have been a part of the plural society of Malaysia since colonial times. Imported by the British to work on rubber plantations and to build railroads, Hindus transplanted both great tradition and little tradition practices to their new homeland. National cultural policies and local competition for social power among diverse Hindu groups places pressure on the salience of specific manifestations of Hindu culture, particularly on the form and function of temples and the performance of… Expand

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