The United States and India share many similarities, but their history has diverged.
India’s Hindu population grew rapidly between 1650 and 1800, when a wave of conversions began, followed by the conversion of several million Muslims.
Today, India has the largest Muslim population in the world.
Hinduism has been in the United States since the 1620s, and the American West is home to more than 80% of the world’s Hindus.
Hindu temples have long been a part of the United Kingdom and other European countries, and a large number of temples in India have been built in Britain since the late 1800s.
In contrast, Hinduism is largely a foreign-born phenomenon in the U.S. and Europe, and it has largely disappeared in Europe and Asia.
Hindu immigrants, including descendants of migrants who arrived in the American Southwest from India, have been among the largest and most influential groups in the country.
Hindu communities have been a significant part of American culture for centuries, and there are many examples of Hindu migration and immigration to the United, including the arrival of Hindus in California, the migration of Hindu immigrants to the North Carolina area, and, of course, the Indian-American experience.