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A song for Jains or a song for India : contesting narratives during the COVID-19 crisis

(2021) CONTEMPORARY SOUTH ASIA. 29(4). p.579-587
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This article studies the interaction of religiosity and national sentiment on the popular level of Jainism in dealing with the COVID-19 crisis. It does so through a case study of a Jain popular song, which was created as a response to the everyday impact of the COVID-19 virus in India. The article will analyse the song's YouTube video, its lyrics, reception and social media adaptation, to illustrate how the Jain religious interpretation of a health crisis intersects with national discourse. It will also illuminate how such popularising interpretation, through its afterlife, was co-opted within a narrative of national culture.
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Jainism, Indian nation, crisis, popular religion, digital media, social media

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De Jonckheere, Heleen. “A Song for Jains or a Song for India : Contesting Narratives during the COVID-19 Crisis.” CONTEMPORARY SOUTH ASIA, vol. 29, no. 4, 2021, pp. 579–87, doi:10.1080/09584935.2021.1995327.
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De Jonckheere, H. (2021). A song for Jains or a song for India : contesting narratives during the COVID-19 crisis. CONTEMPORARY SOUTH ASIA, 29(4), 579–587. https://doi.org/10.1080/09584935.2021.1995327
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De Jonckheere, Heleen. 2021. “A Song for Jains or a Song for India : Contesting Narratives during the COVID-19 Crisis.” CONTEMPORARY SOUTH ASIA 29 (4): 579–87. https://doi.org/10.1080/09584935.2021.1995327.
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De Jonckheere, Heleen. 2021. “A Song for Jains or a Song for India : Contesting Narratives during the COVID-19 Crisis.” CONTEMPORARY SOUTH ASIA 29 (4): 579–587. doi:10.1080/09584935.2021.1995327.
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De Jonckheere H. A song for Jains or a song for India : contesting narratives during the COVID-19 crisis. CONTEMPORARY SOUTH ASIA. 2021;29(4):579–87.
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H. De Jonckheere, “A song for Jains or a song for India : contesting narratives during the COVID-19 crisis,” CONTEMPORARY SOUTH ASIA, vol. 29, no. 4, pp. 579–587, 2021.
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