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Author Narayan, Anjana, 1976- author

Title Living our religions : Hindu and Muslim South Asian American women narrate their experiences / by Anjana Narayna, Bandana Purkayastha
Published Boulder, CO : Kumarian Press, 2009
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Contents Title Page ; Copyright page ; Contents ; Acknowledgements; Chapter 1- Introduction ; Through the Lens of Living Religions; Studying Religions:Questions of Tradition and Gender; Overview of Chapters; Notes; Part 1- Religion, Gender, Boundaries ; Chapter 2- Transgressing the Sacred-Secular, Private-Public Divide; Blurring the Sacred and Secular; Hinduism: Working out a Personal Version; Reconstructing Religion in the United States; Possible Religious Horizons; Notes; Chapter 3- The Interconnecting Humanity: Connections Between Our Spiritual and Secular Worlds; Note
Chapter 4- Islam through a Mosaic of CulturesIslam in the American Post-9/11 Era; Whose Islam?; Islam in the United States; Reflecting on Islamic History; What Lies Ahead; Notes; Chapter 5- At the Crossroads of Religions: The Experiences of a Newar Woman in Nepal and the United States; Religious Customs in a Time of Sorrow; No Clear Boundaries; The Newars: Community and Religion; Recreating Religion in the United States; Conclusion: Reflections on Religion; Notes; Chapter 6- Color of God: Resplendent Clay of Hindu Images as the Glow of the Ineffable; Into the World of Color
Constructing My Religious SpaceNotes; Chapter 11- Living Hinduism and Striving to Achieve Internal and External Harmony; Hinduism: A Brief Overview of the Principles; Hinduism Through Daily Disciplines and Practices; Growing Up in a Culture of Openness; Recreating a Spiritual Life in the United States; Charting a Global Hinduism; Conclusion; Notes; Chapter 12- Mapping the Memories of a Nepali Woman in the United States; Growing Up and the Construction of a Religious Identity; The Role of Women in Hindu Rituals; Contradictions and Paradoxes
Keeping the Faith: Hinduism in a Changing EnvironmentReflections on My Journey; Faith as Fortitude: Coping with Distressing Changes; Conclusion; Chapter 13- Bengali, Bangladeshi yet Muslim; Bengali, Bangladeshi yet Muslim; Growing Up in Post-independence Bangladesh; Shifting Identities in the United States; Experiences Vis-à-Vis Mainstream United States; Toward Feminist Identity and Alliance; Chapter 14- Religion as Inspiration, Religion as Action; Medical Training; Religious Upbringing; Schooling at an Irish Convent; Cultural Influences; Move to the United States
Moving Away from ColorNote; Chapter 7- I Am Muslim First; Chapter 8- Red, Bulls, and Tea: Cultural Hashing of a 1.5er (A.K.A. Second-generation Reflections); All Are Welcome: The Poetics of Public Worship; Beyond the Idols: Hinduism and Vedanta; Tug of War: Philosophy and Culture Quarrels; Women: Enough Said; No Longer a Tourist; Notes; Chapter 9- Interpretive Intervention: Religion, Gender, and Boundaries; Part 2- Religion, Practices, Resistances ; Chapter 10- The Many Facets of Hinduism; Reflections on Hinduism in the United States; Formative Influences in India
Notes Post-9/11: Nationalism and the Sociopolitical Reality
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Hindu women -- United States -- Social life and customs.
Muslim women -- United States -- Social life and customs.
South Asian American women -- Religious life.
Form Electronic book
Author Purkayastha, Bandana, 1956- author
ISBN 1626373868 (electronic bk.)
9781626373860 (electronic bk.)