Hinduism and the Diaspora

A South African Narrative

By P. Pratap Kumar

The book explores how Hinduism arrived in South Africa and has flourished in the last century and a half. It is a narrative of indentured Indians who arrived in Natal in 1860 and propagated the Hindu religion in Southern Africa for the first time. The book also details the unique practices that have emerged in South Africa and how Hinduism in the diaspora could be shaped by local social and political conditions, as well as by immigration patterns. The book reflects the diversity of Hindu practices and the survival of many village traditions that were brought to South Africa.


256 pages

Publication Date: 3/1/2013
Format: Cloth
ISBN: 9788131605271