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Hare Krishnas in Singapore: Agency, State, and Hinduism

Sebastian, Rodney; Parameswaran, Ashvin


The members of the Hare Krishna movement in Singapore have been subjected to state and social disapproval since the late seventies. In order to gain legitimate space and approval they have adopted various strategies of negotiating their identity within the social structure of Singapore. In this paper, we investigate the transformation of the relationship between State and Hare Krishna and popular Hinduism and Hare Krishna over the past four decades. This paper also serves as a documentation of...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2008
Type: Journal article
Source: Sojourn
DOI: 10.1355/SJ23-1C


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