The Worship of Baba Balaknath in Britain
Ron Geaves [+]
Liverpool Hope University
Ron Geaves is Professor of Studies of Religions in the Department of Theology, Philosophy and Religious Studies at Liverpool Hope University. He is the author of several books including, most recently, Islam and the West Post 9/11 (Ashgate, 2004) and Aspects of Islam (Darton, Longman and Todd, 2005).
One of the interesting features of the cult of Baba Balaknath in diaspora lies in the ways in which the various groups of devotees have introduced strategies of authentication since transmigrating from their place of origin to Britain.