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L'hindouisme, une religion circulatoire

Abstract : With an approach of social and cultural geography, this article examines the social and territorial dimensions of the circulations involved in the practice of Hinduism. It deals with ritual circulations performed in temples, during processions and for pilgrimages, as well as transnational circulations. By considering the spaces of the Hindu temple, the locality, the region, the nation and the Diaspora, one main result of this contribution is that circulation appears as a major component of the spatial expression of Hinduism on many scales. It also demonstrates that the practice of Hinduism and its territorial inscription through sanctuarisation involve circulations carrying values that are not only linked to religion, but also to social relations and identity. Showing in this way that Hinduism is a "circulatory religion", this text prepares the ground for possible comparative studies with other religions
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Pierre-Yves Trouillet. L'hindouisme, une religion circulatoire. DESI La Revue. Diasporas: Études des singularités indiennes, Presses Universitaires de Bordeaux, 2013, pp.123-150. ⟨halshs-00867725⟩



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