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Prologue: A religion is born

Peter Heehs

Peter Heehs is an independent scholar based in India. His publications include Writing the Self (Bloomsbury, 2013) and The Lives of Sri Aurobindo (2008). His books have been translated into Russian, Dutch, French and Japanese. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Spirituality Without God : A Global History of Thought and Practice

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...I live in a town in southern India. My building stands midway between a Hindu temple and an ashram. I’ve never been inside the temple but I walk by its entrance a couple of times a day and am familiar with its routine. A little before six...

Identity and Engagement: Hinduism in America Finds Its Voice

Jeffery D. Long

Jeffery D. Long is Professor of Religion and Asian Studies at Elizabethtown College, USA. He is the author of The Historical Dictionary of Hinduism (2011), Jainism–An Introduction (2009), and A Vision for Hinduism–Beyond Hindu Nationalism (2007). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Hinduism in America : A Convergence of Worlds

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

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...This chapter will explore the emergence, as the twentieth century has ended and the twenty-first century begun, of an increasingly assertive, socially, and politically active American Hinduism. It will end with some concluding reflections...

The Rise of a Counterculture: A New Wave of Western Fascination

Jeffery D. Long

Jeffery D. Long is Professor of Religion and Asian Studies at Elizabethtown College, USA. He is the author of The Historical Dictionary of Hinduism (2011), Jainism–An Introduction (2009), and A Vision for Hinduism–Beyond Hindu Nationalism (2007). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Hinduism in America : A Convergence of Worlds

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

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...This chapter will explore the next wave of American interest in Hinduism: that which was centered in the 1960s. The rise of the counterculture of the 1960s, in tandem with the lifting of the Asian Exclusion Act in 1965, created conditions...

Conclusion

Jeffery D. Long

Jeffery D. Long is Professor of Religion and Asian Studies at Elizabethtown College, USA. He is the author of The Historical Dictionary of Hinduism (2011), Jainism–An Introduction (2009), and A Vision for Hinduism–Beyond Hindu Nationalism (2007). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Hinduism in America : A Convergence of Worlds

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

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...This chapter consists of concluding reflections on the material that this book has explored. Having looked at its past and present, what might the future hold for Hinduism in America? What issues are Hindus in America likely to continue...

Hindu and Indian Influence in American Popular Culture

Jeffery D. Long

Jeffery D. Long is Professor of Religion and Asian Studies at Elizabethtown College, USA. He is the author of The Historical Dictionary of Hinduism (2011), Jainism–An Introduction (2009), and A Vision for Hinduism–Beyond Hindu Nationalism (2007). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Hinduism in America : A Convergence of Worlds

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

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...This chapter will explore Hindu and broader Indian influences in American popular culture, with a particular emphasis on the Beatles (especially George Harrison) and the Star Wars films created by George Lucas, as well as the ongoing...

“Hinduism Invades America”: The Early Twentieth Century

Jeffery D. Long

Jeffery D. Long is Professor of Religion and Asian Studies at Elizabethtown College, USA. He is the author of The Historical Dictionary of Hinduism (2011), Jainism–An Introduction (2009), and A Vision for Hinduism–Beyond Hindu Nationalism (2007). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Hinduism in America : A Convergence of Worlds

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

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...This chapter will begin with Swami Vivekananda’s journey to America and its effects: the rise of Vedanta Societies in various urban centers, established by Vivekananda’s fellow monks and their successors. The influence of these societies...

Non-Indian Practitioners, Yoga, Vegetarianism, and Religious Pluralism

Jeffery D. Long

Jeffery D. Long is Professor of Religion and Asian Studies at Elizabethtown College, USA. He is the author of The Historical Dictionary of Hinduism (2011), Jainism–An Introduction (2009), and A Vision for Hinduism–Beyond Hindu Nationalism (2007). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Hinduism in America : A Convergence of Worlds

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

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...This chapter will turn to the phenomenon of adopters of Hinduism—Hindus by choice—Hindu-inspired meditation movements, and the broader influence of Hinduism and India in American culture: vegetarianism, yoga, religious pluralism. Adopters...

The Alphabetically Literate Contours of the Transcendental Style

Sheila J. Nayar

Sheila J. Nayar is Associate Professor of English and Communication Studies at Greensboro College, North Carolina, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Sacred and the Cinema : Reconfiguring the ‘Genuinely’ Religious Film

Bloomsbury Academic, 2012

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...Reading, Writing, and Hierophanizing When it comes to what critically constitutes the ‘genuinely’ religious film, rejection of ornamentation and the supernatural has pretty much been the norm since the time of André Bazin. Exoteric...

What Do Indian Images Really Want? A Biographical Approach

Sacred Objects in Secular Spaces : Exhibiting Asian Religions in Museums

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...During the medieval period the destructive hands of the fanatical foreign invaders fell on these temples and places more than any other thing. Plucked out of their settings by rough and crude hands, the images of desecrated temples now lie...

Introduction: A Convergence of Worlds

Jeffery D. Long

Jeffery D. Long is Professor of Religion and Asian Studies at Elizabethtown College, USA. He is the author of The Historical Dictionary of Hinduism (2011), Jainism–An Introduction (2009), and A Vision for Hinduism–Beyond Hindu Nationalism (2007). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Hinduism in America : A Convergence of Worlds

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

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...This introduction gives an overview of global Hinduism and Hindu influence in North America. It focuses on demographic statistics, introduces the concept of the Hindu diaspora, gives a chapter-by-chapter overview of the book, and explains...