Buddhists, Hindus and Sikhs in America: A Short History

Buddhists, Hindus and Sikhs in America: A Short History

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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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ISBN-13: 9780198044246
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 12/03/2007
Series: Religion in American Life
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 343 KB

Table of Contents

1. Buddhism Comes to America
2. Buddhists Adapt and Explore
3. Buddhism's Growth and Popularity
4. Hindus Come to America
5. Hindus at Home
6. Hindu Temples
7. The Sikh Identity
8. Sikhs Come to America
9. American Sikhism Evolves
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