Buddhists, Hindus, and Sikhs in America (Religion in American Life) (Hardcover)

Buddhists, Hindus, and Sikhs in America (Religion in American Life) By Gurinder Singh Mann, Paul David Numrich, Raymond B. Williams Cover Image
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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.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780195124422
ISBN-10: 0195124421
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication Date: January 31st, 2002
Pages: 160
Language: English
Series: Religion in American Life