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.In her memoir, Farewell to Manzanar, Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston shared her experiences as a young girl in the ... For instance, in early 1943 the War Relocation Authority included a loyalty test in its application for clearance to leave theanbsp;...

Title:Buddhists, Hindus and Sikhs in America : A Short History
Author:Gurinder Singh Mann University of California at Santa Barbara, Program in World Religions and Inter-Religious Dialogue Paul Numrich Chair, Theological Consortium of Greater Columbus OH and Research Associate Professor Department of Sociology Loyola University Chicago, Raymond Williams Charles D. and Elizabeth S. LaFollette Distinguished Professor in the Humanities
Publisher:Oxford University Press, USA - 2007-11-01


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