9780195124422

Buddhists, Hindus, and Sikhs in America

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    9780195124422

  • ISBN10:

    0195124421

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2002-01-31
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Summary

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.

Table of Contents

Editors' Introduction 7(4)
Jon Butler
Harry S. Stout
Introduction 11(3)
Paul David Numrich
Buddhism Comes to America
14(18)
Buddhists Adapt and Explore
32(14)
Buddism's Growth and Popularity
46(16)
Hindus Come to America
62(18)
Hindus at Home
80(16)
Hindu Temples
96(16)
The Sikh Identity
112(13)
Sikhs Come to America
125(14)
American Sikhism Evolves
139(11)
Chronology 150(2)
Further Reading 152(3)
Index 155

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