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Religion and Empire: Belief and Identity among African Indians of Karnataka, South India

Title:Religion and Empire: Belief and Identity among African Indians of Karnataka, South India
Author:Obeng Pashington
Publication:Journal of the American Academy of Religion / Oxford University Press
Enumeration:Vol. 71, No. 1, Pages: 99-120, March 2003
Abstract:This article explores the identity formation and religious, cultural, and political contributions of African Indians (Habshis/Siddis) in Karnataka. African Indians' changing status, identity, and contributions are mediated through their political action within the framework of their historic displacement from Africa, an experience they share with other diasporic Africans on a global level. The article addresses how today's Karnataka African Indians living in Yellapur, Hubli, and Mundgod subdistricts (taluks), though no longer key players in the political, cultural, and religious scene, do marshal both African and Indian resources to foster and articulate their own agency. (Adapted from paper)

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