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A New God in the Diaspora?: Muneeswaran Worship in Contemporary Singapore
A New God examines the worship of a Hindu deity known as Muneeswaran in contemporary Singapore. The strong presence and veneration of this male deity on the island, and the innovative styles of religiosity now associated with him, justify calling Muneeswaran a 'new' god in the Indian diaspora. Vineeta Sinha documents a neglected aspect of local Hinduism and the ritual doma ...more
Paperback, 339 pages
Published January 1st 2006 by Singapore University Press
(first published January 1st 2005)
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A well-researched text that explains a good deal on Muneeswaran worship and Hinduism in contemporary Singapore. While the writer seems to have lost her "way" halfway through the book, the various articles and texts given as references make up for some lack of content of the book itself. These references will certainly open up to many other texts on Hinduism and its related content. Good read.