Transplanting Religious Traditions: Asian Indians in America

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Overview

There are over 1.5 million Asian Indians in the Americas, most of whom have transplanted the religious customs of their homeland. Transplanting Religious Traditions is a study of how individuals, families, and small groups transport and sustain their religious practices and how they eventually construct stable religious institutions suited to the American context. The book centers on the Indian community in Atlanta, Georgia from 1979 to 1988 but relates the study to America's East Indian population as a whole. Social scientists, religion scholars and students, as well as all members of the East Indian-American community, will find this a valuable study.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780275926762
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/5/2000
  • Pages: 288
  • Lexile: 1290L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.81 (d)

Meet the Author

JOHN Y. FENTON has been engaged in college and graduate teaching and research concerned with Hindu and Buddhist religious traditions, cross-cultural mysticism, and cross-cultural theology for 20 years at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia.

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Table of Contents

Asian Indians in America and Atlanta

Individual and Family Religion and Culture

Religious and Cultural Institutions

Temples and Mosques

The Second Generation

Bibliography

Index

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