Textbook Tempest in California: Who Speaks for Hinduism?
Against The Current vol. 122

Bose, Purnima
Date Written:  2006-05-01
Publisher:  Against The Current
Year Published:  2006
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX13239

Decades after their arrival in the United States in significant numbers following the Immigration and Naturalization Act of 1965, Indian Americans are entering the political fray. Like other ethnic communities, Indian Americans are not a monolithic group. Yet the most conservative Hindu elements have had some success in claiming to represent the whole community in recent debates regarding the certification of sixth grade history textbooks in California.

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