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 qremade in the U.S.A.q 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 qbrain drainq 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 Sikhs have adopted to establish their presence in the United States is to begin teaching Sikh studies and the Punjabi language in U.S. universities. ... A major conference on Sikh studies that year produced an important volume of essays.

Title:Buddhists, Hindus and Sikhs in America: A Short History
Author: Gurinder Singh Mann, Paul Numrich, Raymond Williams
Publisher:Oxford University Press - 2007-11-01

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