Buddhists, Hindus, and Sikhs in America: A Short History

Buddhists, Hindus, and Sikhs in America: A Short History

Paperback Religion in American Life

Edited by Gurinder Singh Mann, Edited by Paul David Numrich, Edited by Raymond Brady Williams

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  • Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
  • Format: Paperback | 168 pages
  • Dimensions: 142mm x 216mm x 13mm | 227g
  • Publication date: 1 February 2008
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 019533311X
  • ISBN 13: 9780195333114
  • Edition statement: Reprint
  • Illustrations note: 8 pp halftone plates

Product description

This book explores the challenges that Asian immigrants face when their religion - and consequently culture - is 'remade in the USA'. Peppered with stories of individual people and how they actually live their religion, this informative book gives an overview of each religion's beliefs, a short history of immigration - and discrimination - for each group, and how immigrants have adapted their religious beliefs since they arrived. Along the way, the roles of men and women, views towards dating and marriage, the relationship to the homeland, the 'brain drain' from Asia of scientists, engineers, physicians, and other professionals, and American offshoots of Asian religions, such as the Hare Krishnas and Transcendental Meditation (TM), are discussed.

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