Buddhists, Hindus, and Sikhs in America

Buddhists, Hindus, and Sikhs in America

A Short History

Book - 2008
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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 ofeach 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 Hindutvamovement.
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2008
ISBN: 9780195333114
019533311X
Branch Call Number: 294 Ma
Characteristics: xii, 151 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm

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