The research locates South Asian religious organisations and communities within the religious context of Queensland (with a focus on Brisbane) today. The idea is to capture religious changes that have transpired following the 1975 influx of immigrants from South Asian countries in Queensland. The state has proved to be home to numerous individual agencies from diverse South Asian religious communities. Hence, the central query is to understand how South Asian religious communities grow, establish, and maintain themselves to make Brisbane home. The role of the religious organisations in building communities, the communities’ and individual agencies’ adaptation processes and lived experiences will produce unique patterns of adaptation and South Asian diaspora identity formation, besides telling the story of South Asian religious diversity in Brisbane echoing the realities of living as a diaspora.

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