A Place at the Multicultural Table: The Development of an American Hinduism is a new book by Prema Kurien. It explores the institutionalization of Hinduism as a minority religion in the United States and the politicization of Hinduism. Prema Kurien is associate professor at SyracuseUniversity.The book is expected to be published in July or August 2007 by Rutgers University Press. According to IndolinkThe book focuses on understanding the private devotions, practices, and beliefs of Hindu Americans as well as their political mobilization and activism. And it probes the differences between immigrant and American-born Hindu Americans, how both understand their religion and their identity, while it emphasizes the importance of the social and cultural context of the United States in influencing the development of an American Hinduism.