Reconstructing Religious and Cultural Identity of Indians in the Diaspora: The Role of Sri Sathya Sai Baba Movement ∗

@article{Sahoo2013ReconstructingRA,
  title={Reconstructing Religious and Cultural Identity of Indians in the Diaspora: The Role of Sri Sathya Sai Baba Movement ∗},
  author={Ajaya Kumar Sahoo},
  journal={Sociological Bulletin},
  year={2013},
  volume={62},
  pages={23 - 39}
}
  • A. Sahoo
  • Published 1 January 2013
  • Sociology
  • Sociological Bulletin
This article examines how diasporic Indians have reconstructed their religious and cultural identities through their participation in religious movements originating from the homeland. The expansion of international migration and the revolution in information and communication technology have transformed the nature of religious movements, which now attract followers from all parts of the world. Using the example of the Sathya Sai Baba movement, the article explores how religious movements have… 
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