Dharma in America

A Short History of Hindu-Jain Diaspora

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Pankaj Jain
  • London: 
    Routledge
    , December
     2019.
     150 pages.
     $39.95.
     Paperback.
    ISBN
    9781138565456.
     For other formats: Link to Publisher's Website.

Description

America now is home to approximately five million Hindus and Jains. Their contribution to the economic and intellectual growth of the country is unquestionable. Dharma in America aims to explore the role of Hindu and Jain Americans in diverse fields such as: education and civic engagements, medicine and healthcare, and music.

Providing a concise history of Hindus and Jains in the Americas over the last two centuries, Dharma in America also gives some insights into the ongoing issues and challenges these important ethnic and religious groups face in America today.

About the Author(s)/Editor(s)/Translator(s): 

Pankaj Jain is the author of Dharma and Ecology of Hindu Communities: Sustenance and Sustainability which one the 2012 DANAM and 2011 Uberoi Foundation awards. His second monograph is Science and Socio-Religious Revolution in India: Moving the Mountains (Routledge 2017).

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