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

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Explores religious experience in the South Asian immigrant communities of Britain, Canada, and the United States.
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Scholars of religion in general and specific religions were recruited as contributors, presented first drafts in London in 1996, and revised their essays according to its reception. They explore the experience of religious communities that have migrated to the three English- speaking countries, considering the cultural nuances of each, how traditions are reformed or reinvented, and how they are passed on through the family and institutions. They mainly focus on Hindus, Muslims, and Sikhs but also include Christian, Zoroastrian, and other immigrants and new religious movements in the west led by south Asians. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780791445105
  • Publisher: State University of New York Press
  • Publication date: 2/28/2000
  • Series: SUNY Series in Religious Studies Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 301
  • Product dimensions: 5.86 (w) x 8.88 (h) x 0.65 (d)

Table of Contents

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


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