A fascinating article on the issues raised by the growing population of Hindus in America. What are the issues and implications involved in addressing the need to include polytheists on their own terms in the current model of American pluralism
This has some good information from a different perspective–that of a very long-lived polytheistic religion and one not considered under the umbrella of Neopaganism.
A short quote, but you need to read the entire article to get the context (NRI means non-resident Indian, ie an Indian living abroad rather than in India):
“The structure of American pluralism and the nature of the Hindu traditions give rise to two options. These options present themselves as routes that can be traveled by the NRI community in the coming years. On the one hand, the pagan traditions of India could renounce their true nature and transform themselves into variants of biblical religion. Then they will soon fit in as well in the American model of pluralism as the Jews and Muslims. On the other hand, these pagan traditions can remain true to their nature and explicitly represent themselves as completely different from the religions of the book. Then they will turn into a major challenge to American pluralism: the very structure of this model will require rethinking in order to accommodate the Hindu traditions.”