The Regulation of Religion and the Making of Hinduism in Colonial Trinidad

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Index
affect, 11, 38, 51, 53, 153, 194, 219, 227
African Trinidadians: and afterlife, 117–18; converts to Hinduism, 194, 205, 207–9, 228; and divorce bill, 160; and obeah, 110–11, 119–21, 123, 125, 134, 141, 145, 147; as participants in firepass, 6–7, 60, 63, 67–69, 252n112; as participants in Hosay, 84, 96, 100, 102–5 passim; as participants in Ramlila, 65–66; participants in the Arya Samaj, 164; and racial hierarchy, 27; and Trinidadian nationalism, 159–60
agency, 7, 10, 119, 139–40
Aghor Panth, 128
Althusser, Louis, 70
Anancy stories, 144
Anderson, Benedict, 19, 201–2, 210
André, J. E., 96
animal sacrifice, 58, 61, 63, 138–40, 164, 231–33
Anjuman Sunnat-al-Jamaat Association, 162, 178, 182, 267n127
Anti-Slavery Society, 21, 96
Appadurai, Arjun, 201, 210
Arabia, 88, 200
Arabic, 165–66, 178
Aryans, 25, 27–28, 205, 264n27
Arya Samaj: and African-Indian solidarity, 69–70; alliances with Sanatana Dharma groups, 175, 179; as culture, 180–81; diverse membership of, 164; and Hindu reform movements, 154–55, 157, 163–64; members of the Trinidad Hindu Mahasabha, 196–97, 203; Parashuram Sharma debates with, 182; Sanatanist and Muslim defense against, 176–79
Asad, Talal, 2, 10, 23, 30, 199
Ashraaf, 89
Augustine, Saint, 29
Ayodhya, 64, 69, 265n56
Baal, 65, 67–68, 248n120
Baker, Arthur Wybrow, 102
Balagangadhara, S. N., 156
Bala Joban, 162, 260n46, 260n54
baptism, 45, 50. See also sanskar ceremony
Bhabha, Homi K., 9, 115, 202
Bhagavad Gita, 58, 185, 203, 225
Bhagavata Purana, 168, 178, 185, 210
bhakti, 32
Bhojpuri, 260n68
bhut, 122, 138. See also jumbies
Bible, 44, 48, 59, 62, 68, 71, 132, 200
Bilby, Kenneth, 110, 147
Bird, C. J., 61
Biroo, 137–40
book of Daniel, 60, 62, 64
botanic gardens, 5–6
Bourdieu, Pierre, 11
Boy Scouts. See scouting
Brahminism, 13, 53–55
Brahmins: Arya Samaj critique of, 165–66, 180–81, 232; colonial critique of, 53–56, 59, 95; funeral of, 186; and occupational association, 33; role in Sanatan Dharma Association, 169–71
breach of indenture laws, 6, 44, 52, 114
British Empire, 14, 19, 43, 81, 201–2, 213

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Acknowledgments vii
  • Introduction 1
  • 1 - Crossing the Dark Water 19
  • Part I - Religion 35
  • 2 - Converting Religion 37
  • 3 - Regulating Religion 73
  • 4 - Outlawing Religion 110
  • Part II - Hinduism 149
  • 5 - Standardizing Sanatana Dharma 151
  • 6 - Making World Religions 192
  • Postscript 231
  • Notes 239
  • Bibliography 271
  • Index 291
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