Keeping the (Swaminarayan) faith in today’s world


Scholars who contributed to a text about the Swaminarayan faith group have paid tribute to the community, whose origins are in Gujarat, as they praised their tradition of service and their resilience. Raymond B Williams, a professor at Wabash College in Indiana in the US; and Yogi Trivedi, an adjunct professor at the Graduate School of Journalism in Columbia University, collaborated on Swaminarayan Hinduism: Tradition, Adaptation and Identity (Oxford University Press, 2016), which was launched in the UK last month. It is a scholarly work that charts the growth and success of the Swaminarayan community in India, the UK, the…

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