New Roots in America's Sacred Ground: Religion, Race, and Ethnicity in Indian America (Paperback)

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In this compelling look at second-generation Indian Americans, Khyati Y. Joshi draws on case studies and interviews with forty-one second-generation Indian Americans, analyzing their experiences involving religion, race, and ethnicity from elementary school to adulthood.  As she maps the crossroads they encounter as they navigate between their homes and the wider American milieu, Joshi shows how their identities have developed differently from their parents’ and their non-Indian peers’ and how religion often exerted a dramatic effect.

The experiences of Joshi’s research participants reveal how race and religion interact, intersect, and affect each other in a society where Christianity and whiteness are the norm. Joshi shows how religion is racialized for Indian Americans and offers important insights in the wake of 9/11 and the backlash against Americans who look Middle Eastern and South Asian.

Through her candid insights into the internal conflicts contemporary Indian Americans face and the religious and racial discrimination they encounter, Joshi provides a timely window into the ways that race, religion, and ethnicity interact in day-to-day life.

About the Author

KHYATI Y. JOSHI is an assistant professor at the School of Education at Fairleigh Dickinson University in Teaneck, New Jersey.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780813538013
ISBN-10: 0813538017
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
Publication Date: May 23rd, 2006
Pages: 288
Language: English