Being a Sindhi in Central India: Religion, Community, Identity
By Our Faculty
Examines the religious life of Gwalior's Sindhis, Hindus whose families arrived from the far west of the subcontinent after its partition in 1947. Although most maintain a strong Hindu identity, their religious life often differs substantially from that of the majority of Hindus in Central India: it sometimes shows Sufi influences, often gives prominence to the Guru Granth familiar from Sikh tradition, and regularly highlights Sindhi saints and a distinctive divinity called Jhulelal. The video examines the religious practice of Hindu Sindhis in Gwalior, their community life, and the sometimes complex religious identities of three individuals. 22 minutes.
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Publication Year: 2015