Buddhists, Hindus, and Sikhs in America

Buddhists, Hindus, and Sikhs in America

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Buddhists, Hindus, and Sikhs in America explores the challenges that Asian immigrants face when their religion--and consequently culture--is "remade in the U.S.A." 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 toward 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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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Hardback | 158 pages
  • 191.01 x 239.78 x 14.48mm | 532g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0195124421
  • 9780195124422

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"A succinct yet full introduction to these groups that are little understood in the United States."--School Library Journal
"Intriguing examples of particular people, families, groups, and organizations, both Asian and American, illustrate the varied ways these traditions have been practiced in America....An important book and series for academic and general libraryies; recommended for professionals and practitioners, as well as undergraduates and general readers."--CHOICE
"Presents information clearly and objectively....The objective yet sympathetic portrayals of people of faith...are recommended."--VOYA
"Fascinating....Solid information, a large selection of historical and contemporary photographs, interesting readings from primary sources, and accounts from school-age Buddhists, Hindus, and Sikhs combine to make this a valuable resource."--Booklist
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