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dc.contributor.author Sangeetha Madasamy.
dc.date.accessioned 2012-04-13T04:10:56Z
dc.date.available 2012-04-13T04:10:56Z
dc.date.copyright 2011
dc.date.issued 2012-04-13
dc.identifier.citation Sangeetha, M. (2011). Hindu Worship in Contemporary Singapore. Final year project report, Nanyang Technological University.
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10220/7787
dc.description.abstract This research aims to study how certain folk Hindu practices have persisted even though religion in Singapore has been hyper-rationalized. The state although secular, has been active in managing religion and it has done so through various legislations and the different statutory boards. Religion is seen to play a specific role in society, where practices that are relevant and complimentary to nation-building are encouraged to be cultivated, while traditional and outdated practices are advised to be discarded. Amidst such an environment, I find that Singaporean Hindus have managed to persist in practicing folk Hinduism even when there are limited opportunities for such a form of worship in Singapore. I use animal sacrifice as a point of study to showcase how such folk practices have persisted even though they have been banned in Singapore and how Singaporean Hindus still manage to perform their preferred mode of religious worship by patronizing temples in Malaysia.
dc.format.extent 30 p.
dc.language.iso en
dc.subject DRNTU::Humanities::Religions.
dc.title Hindu worship in contemporary Singapore.
dc.type Final Year Project (FYP)
dc.contributor.school School of Humanities and Social Sciences
dc.contributor.supervisor Teo You Yenn.
dc.description.degree SOCIOLOGY

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