1st Edition

Negotiating Identity and Religion
Young Adults in Inter-religious Families

ISBN 9780367110918
Published September 30, 2019 by Routledge India
284 Pages 13 B/W Illustrations

USD $160.00

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Book Description

This book examines the religious lives of young adults growing up in inter-religious families in India. It explores complex questions of identity, social background, 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, and 
  • 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 psychology, education, sociology and social anthropology, religious studies, politics, and other interdisciplinary studies.

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

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