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Auteur(s) : Wuaku, Albert Kafui (1964-....)  Voir les notices liées en tant qu'auteur

Titre(s) : Hindu gods in West Africa [Texte imprimé] : Ghanaian devotees of Shiva and Krishna / by Albert Kafui Wuaku

Publication : . - Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2013

Description matérielle : 324 p.- pl. : ill. ; 24 cm

Collection : (Studies of religion in Africa, ISSN 0169-9814 ; vol. 42)

Lien à la collection : Studies on religion in Africa 


Comprend : Ghana's Hindu religious landscape ; The Hindu monastery of Africa ; Domesticating Shiva worship in Ghana: rituals of the Hindu monastery of Africa ; The Sri Radha-Govinda temple tradition ; "Hinduizing" from the "top," indigenizing from "below": Krishna devotion in Ghana ; Spreading Krishna and Shiva worship in Ghana ; Why we became Hindus: conversion narratives.

Note(s) : Includes bibliographical references and index
In 'Hindu Gods in West Africa', Wuaku offers an account of the histories, beliefs and practices of the Hindu Monastery of Africa and the Radha Govinda Temple, two Hindu Temples in Ghana. Using historical material and data from his field work in southern Ghana, Wuaku shows how these two Hindu Temples build their traditions on popular Ghanaian religious notions about the powerful magicality of India's Hindu gods. He explores how Ghanaian soldiers who served in the colonial armies in India, Sri Lanka, and Burma during World War II, Bollywood films, and local magicians, have contributed to the production and the spreading of these cultural ideas. He argues that while Ghanaian worshippers appropriated and deployed the alien Hindu religious world through their own cultural ideas,as they engage Hindu beliefs and rituals in negotiating challenges their own worldviews would change considerably


Sujet(s) : Hindous -- Ghana  Voir les notices liées en tant que sujet
Hindouisme -- Ghana -- Histoire  Voir les notices liées en tant que sujet
Ghana -- Vie religieuse  Voir les notices liées en tant que sujet


Numéros : ISBN 9789004244887 (hardback) (alk. paper). - ISBN 9004244883 (hardback) (alk. paper). - ISBN 9789004255715 (e-book). - ISBN 9004255710 (e-book)

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