The South Asian Religious Diaspora in Britain, Canada, and the United States / Edition 1

The South Asian Religious Diaspora in Britain, Canada, and the United States / Edition 1

by Harold Coward
     
 

ISBN-10: 0791445100

ISBN-13: 9780791445105

Pub. Date: 02/28/2000

Publisher: State University of New York Press

Explores religious experience in the South Asian immigrant communities of Britain, Canada, and the United States.

This book explores the experience of religious communities that have migrated from South Asia (India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh) to live in Britain, Canada, and the United States, three countries sharing a common language (English) and an

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Explores religious experience in the South Asian immigrant communities of Britain, Canada, and the United States.

This book explores the experience of religious communities that have migrated from South Asia (India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh) to live in Britain, Canada, and the United States, three countries sharing a common language (English) and an interwoven history. The work introduces the migration history of Hindus, Muslims, and Sikhs along with the cultural nuances of these traditions. The contributors discuss the various communities’ experiences that grow out of or are related to religion. The book shows how traditions are reformed or reinvented and how they are passed on, both through the family and through institutions. Issues related to public policy and minority status are also addressed. While the main focus is on the Hindu, Muslim, and Sikh communities, specific sections also cover South Asian Christians, the Zoroastrian diaspora, and new religious movements in the West led by South Asians. The book strikes a balance between stories and statistics in order to emphasize the narrative of the immigrants’ experience.

[Contributors include: Roger Ballard, Judith Coney, Harold Coward, Diana L. Eck, Yvonne Yazbeck Haddad, John R. Hinnells, Kim Knott, Gurinder Singh Mann, Sheila McDonough, Jørgen S. Nielsen, Joseph T. O’Connell, and Raymond Brady Williams.]

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780791445105
Publisher:
State University of New York Press
Publication date:
02/28/2000
Series:
SUNY Series in Religious Studies Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
311
Product dimensions:
5.86(w) x 8.88(h) x 0.65(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction: South Asian Religions in Migration
John R. Hinnells

1. South Asian Christians in Britain, Canada, and the United States
Raymond Brady Williams

2. The Zoroastrian Diaspora in Britain, Canada, and the United States
John R. Hinnells

3. New Religious Movements in the West Led by South Asians
Judith Coney

Part I: South Asians in Britain—Introduction
John R. Hinnells

4. Hinduism in Britain
Kim Knott

5. Muslims in Britain: Ethnic Minorities, Community, or Ummah?
Jørgen S. Nielsen

6. The Growth and Changing Character of the Sikh Presence in Britain
Roger Ballar

Part II: South Asians in Canada—Introduction
Harold Coward

7. Hinduism in Canada
Harold Coward

8. The Muslims of Canada
Sheila Mcdonough

9. Sikh Religio-Ethnic Experience in Canada
Joseph T. O'connell

Part III: South Asians in the United States—Introduction
Raymond Brady Williams

10. Negotiating Hindu Identities in America
Diana L. Eck

11. At Home in the Hijra: South Asian Muslims in the United States
Yvonne Yazbeck Haddad

12. Sikhism in the United States of America
Gurinder Singh Mann

Conclusion: Trajectories for Future Studies
Raymond Brady Williams

List of Contributors

Index

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