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Hindu and Muslim Inter-religious Relations in Malaysia

Studies in Religion & Society v. 47

By (author) Theodore P.C. Gabriel
Format: Hardback
Publisher: The Edwin Mellen Press Ltd, New York, United States
Imprint: Edwin Mellen Press Ltd
Published: 31st Oct 2000
Dimensions: h 235mm
ISBN-10: 0773477136
ISBN-13: 9780773477131
Barcode No: 9780773477131
Synopsis
This study focuses on the minority Hindus and their interaction with the majority Malay-Muslim community. The Hindus of Malaysia since indepndance from colonial rule have been seriously marginalised owing to their lack of demographic, economic and political power. Islamic resurgance and strident calls for Islamisation of the state have adversely affected the Hindus and created apprehension in the community. This has resulted in auguementing Hindu religiousity and sense of identity. The alienation, ghettoisation and economic decline of the Hindus are pressing problems for the Malaysian nation.

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