Hinduism has been studied since the 1970s in Leeds, with notable works by Ursula King and Kim Knott on the monographs and research papers pages.
Below is a collection of photos taken in the late 1970s, with additions from a 2011 visit to the Leeds Mandir.
Festival of Dussera. Illuminates ritual life of a thriving community of women and men performing their identities through both dance and drama
Statue of Hindu God. Elaborate murtis (representation of divinity) from 2011 are a far cry from the framed pictures which were the focus for devotions in 1976
Alexandra Road Mandir. The development of the community since 1976, rising from the skyline of redbrick and Yorkshire stone, the Mandir’s shikara (peak or tower) is a distinctive, if somewhat hidden, feature of the hyde park skyline