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Book: Religious Super-diversity and Peacebuilding

Chapter: The Digital Darśana: Celebrating Durgā Pūjā 2020 During the Pandemic

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.44494


The chapter analyzes the way one of the main Hindu religious festivals, the Durgā Pūjā, has been celebrated by the Hindu Bangladeshi and Indian diasporic community in Rome, specifically in the neighborhood of Tor Pignattara, during the pandemic in October 2020. The focus of the present research is the process of adaptation of Durgā Pūjā during the pandemic along with the essential role of the internet and technologies that allowed worshippers to overcome Covid-19 restrictions and geographical borders for the people of Tor Pignattara district.

Chapter Contributors

  • Valeria Giampietri ( - vgiampietri) 'Sapienza University, Rome'
  • Randa Khalil ( - rkhalil) 'Sapienza University, Rome'
  • Ludovica Tozzi ( - ltozzi) 'Sapienza University, Rome'