Australia and New Zealand
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The article maps the contours of Hinduism in the two major antipodean nations, Australia and New Zealand, highlighting some specific features of the socioreligious history and experiences of Sanatanis or adherents of the sanātanadharma (eternal sacred law; see dharma ). The following profile is contextualized in the background of South Asian diaspora during the…

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Purushottama Bilimoria, “Australia and New Zealand”, in: Brill’s Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Edited by: Knut A. Jacobsen, Helene Basu, Angelika Malinar, Vasudha Narayanan. Consulted online on 24 February 2019 <>
First published online: 2012

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