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Archaeology and religious syncretism in Mauritius

Caval, S. (2018) Archaeology and religious syncretism in Mauritius. In: Seetah, K. (ed.) Connecting Continents Archaeology and History in the Indian Ocean World. Ohio University Press, Ohio, USA, pp. 230-252. ISBN 9780821423264

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Slavery and Indenture are central to understanding the Mauritian past. The forced and free labor diasporas that brought hundreds of thousands of men, women, and children from Africa, India, Southeast Asia, and China to the island during the eighteenth, nineteenth, and early twentieth centuries still constitute key elements in shaping modern Mauritian identity. These immigrants also brought their religious beliefs and practices with them, beliefs and practices that included traditional African religions, Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, and Islam.

Item Type:Book or Report Section
Refereed:Yes
Divisions:Faculty of Science > School of Archaeology, Geography and Environmental Science > Department of Archaeology
ID Code:82780
Publisher:Ohio University Press

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