Negotiating Identity and Religion: Young Adults in Inter-religious Families, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Negotiating Identity and Religion

Young Adults in Inter-religious Families, 1st Edition

By Toolika Wadhwa

Routledge India

252 pages | 13 B/W Illus.

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Hardback: 9780367110918
pub: 2019-10-01
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This book examines the religious lives of young adults growing up in inter-religious families in India. It explores complex questions of identity, ethnnicity, and religion in twenty-first century India.

The volume:

  • Studies the religious commitments of young adults;
  • Analyses the identity formation process for a critical age group;
  • Discusses the interpersonal dynamics within inter-religious families;

Drawing on real life stories of mixed heritage — Hindu, Sikh, Muslim, Christian, Jain, Buddhist, and Parsi — this volume will be of great interest to scholars and researchers of sociology and social anthropology, religious studies, and politics.

Table of Contents

1. Understanding Contexts: Why Study Inter-Religious Families? 2. Conceptual Framework and Theoretical Underpinnings 3. Design, Description of Participants, and Framework for Presenting the Life Stories 4. Presentation of Life Stories 5. Summarising Trends and Research Insights

About the Author

Toolika Wadhwa is Assistant Professor at the Department of Education, Shyama Prasad Mukherji College, University of Delhi, India. Her recent publications include a book on Guidance and Counselling of Children and Adolescents (2017).

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Minority Studies
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / Marriage & Family
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology of Religion
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Regional Studies