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The Regulation of Religion and the Making of Hinduism in Colonial Trinidad$
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Alexander Rocklin

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9781469648712

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: January 2020

DOI: 10.5149/northcarolina/9781469648712.001.0001

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Introduction

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

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University of North Carolina Press
DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469648712.003.0001

This chapter examines the ways in which colonialism and imperial expansion have functioned as engines for processes of religion-making. Before the emergence of "Hinduism" in the early twentieth century, Indian and African Trinidadians frequently came together in temporary ritual communities that defied colonial assumptions about religion and race. They had other ways of imagining and performing sociality. It was only through the disciplining effects of colonial institutions that those assumptions became naturalized for colonized populations in Trinidad.

Keywords:   religion-making, colonial secularism, secular body, Indo-Caribbean religion, Afro-Caribbean religion

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