Research report 2011 - Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity

Urban religion in Mumbai and Singapore

Authors
van der Veer, Peter
Departments
Abteilung für religiöse Vielfalt (van der Veer)
Max-Planck-Institut zur Erforschung multireligiöser und multiethnischer Gemeinschaften, Göttingen
Summary
This research project at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity compares the location of religion and the construction of belonging in two world cities, Mumbai and Singapore. Singapore is a global city and a nation-state. Mumbai is India’s most modern mega-city. The project addresses three questions: What is the relation between urban religiosity and secular urbanity? To what extent are these cities to be understood as “global”? What explains the differences in multicultural politics in these two cities?

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