|dc.description.abstract||This is an academic research project which thoroughly presents a comprehension about the extensive reality of the Nepalese Hindu migrants in Oslo, Norway. Qualitative research method has been chosen and employed for this research project. Prior to interview, an interview guide has been prepared to conduct the semi-structured interviews. Altogether, nineteen individuals have been interviewed to get their ideas on Hinduism in relation to perception, religious identity, and the reflection of migrant status. Significantly, the ideas and theories of Hinduism, migration, diaspora, and globalization have been applied to tackle the issues in the research project and produce a good thesis. However, the primary data will be used to analyze and come to a conclusion.
The project writing equally respects the other religions, cultures, and people including Hinduism itself. Moreover, it strictly follows the research ethics. Hinduism is defined as the oldest and flexible religion which does not necessarily demand any obligatory steps to follow and practice. Temple represents the identity of the Nepalese Hindu migrants, but there is not established any Nepali Hindu temple in Oslo. Even if there is no any Nepali Hindu temple in Oslo, it is still possible to learn and follow the religion digitally. Regarding the typologies, there are mentioned four kinds of Hindus which are noted as traditional, conservative, modern, and religious. In short, Hinduism believes in co-existence, equality, and philanthropy regardless of conservative beliefs. On the other side of the same coin, the Nepalese Hindus are marginalized, so that their religious identity has been threatened.
Keywords: Nepalese Hindu Migrants, Qualitative Research Method, Fieldwork, Interview, Ideas and Theories, Veda, Temple, Puja, Namaste, Caste System, Festivals, and Digital Hindus.||nb_NO