Harmony dreamed and derived: among the first and second generations of Keralite-americans of the CSI Malayalam congregation of greater New York, Seaford, New York

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English 
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2003 
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Parents and the children of the Keralite community could not harmonize with the fast cultural development that was taking place in the world. Many suggestions and opinions were expressed as solutions for this predicament. Some thought of going back to India. Some families tried, but both the children and the parents who were accustomed to the American life did not like to remain in India. Some advocated making counseling sessions for the youth. Some gave up hope of nurturing the children in traditional cultural ways. The busy schedule and other needs of the family did not allow the parents to spend enough time with their children. Hardly any one of them thought of bringing the first and second generations to a common platform. But listening to the needs of the present, I who ministered this congregation from 2000 to 2003 got the opportunity to think certain ways to bring the two generations closer in relation to my demonstration project in the D. Min program. The first chapter gives an overview of the predicament  
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