Buddhists, Hindus, and Sikhs in America

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Oxford University Press, Dec 3, 2007 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 168 pages
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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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Contents

Buddhism Comes to America
1
Buddhists Adapt and Explore
17
Buddhisms Growth and Popularity
29
Hindus Come to America
43
Hindus at Home
62
Hindu Temples
79
The Sikh Identity
96
Sikhs Come to America
108
American Sikhism Evolves
121
CHRONOLOGY
134
FURTHER READING
137
INDEX
142
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