Buddhists, Hindus, and Sikhs in America A Short History

ISBN-10: 019533311X

ISBN-13: 9780195333114

Edition: 2007

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Description: 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. The authors will update the text to cover such topics as the growth of Buddhist temples and the Hindutva movement.

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Book details

List price: $14.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/3/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 160
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.924
Language: English

Gurinder Singh Mann is Assistant Professor, Columbia University.

Introduction
Buddhism Comes to America
Buddhists Adapt and Explore
Buddhism's Growth and Popularity
Hindus Come to America
Hindus at Home
Hindu Temples
The Sikh Identity
Sikhs Come to America
American Sikhism Evolves
Chronology
Further Reading
Index
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