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Religions of Immigrants from India and Pakistan New Threads in the American Tapestry

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ISBN-10: 0521359619

ISBN-13: 9780521359610

Edition: 1988

Authors: Raymond Brady Williams

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In 1965, landmark changes in the immigration law admitted to the United States large numbers of Indians and Pakistanis. Williams' book is the first comprehensive study of the religious groups formed in the United States by immigrants from India and Pakistan, of the adaptive and organizational patterns developed by these groups, and of their continuing influence on the fabric of American religion and culture. Through analysis of demographic statistics and information gathered in interviews, the book provides an overview of the variety of religions practiced by Indian and Pakistani Americans, the size of these religious groups, and the range of ecumenical, ethnic, sectarian, and national…    
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Book details

List price: $35.99
Copyright year: 1988
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 8/26/1988
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 340
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Preface
Introduction
The People and Their Religions
A new pattern: made in the USA
The religions: Hinduism, Jainism, and Sikhism
The religions: Islam, Christianity, Zoroastrianism, and Judaism
Studies of Adaptive Strategies
Their American cousins: adaptation of cultural groups
Swaminarayan Hinduism: an ethnic religion
Nizari Ismaili Muslims: a religious minority
Profiles of Religious Organizations in Metropolitan Areas
Asian-Indian and Pakistani religions in Chicago
Asian-Indian and Pakistani religions in Houston
Conclusion
Notes
Glossary
List of abbreviations
References
Index