US Indo-Caribbeans becoming visible through Hinduism by Rupa Pillai


Check the latest article of ASAM Senior Lecturer Dr. Rupa Pillai:  "US Indo-Caribbeans becoming visible through Hinduism". Published on April 19, 2023 on the The Immanent Frame

"Within the United States, Hinduism is commonly associated with Indian Americans. Most Indians, the majority of whom are Hindu, immigrated to the United States post-1965 following the passing of the Hart Cellar Act. Then as now, these immigrants bring their rituals and traditions with them. However, the story of Hinduism in the United States is more complex. From Swami Vivekananda at the World’s Parliament of Religion in 1893 to Alice Coltrane’s transformation to a swamini, Americans of all races and ethnicities have learned about and practiced Hinduism in many forms. The Guyanese are one such community. But who are they? How are they Hindu? And how are their experiences part of the Asian American experience?"