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C. Thomas Luiskutty, PhD

Dr. Luiskutty is a professor and the chair of the Engineering & Physics Department, Oral Roberts University, Oklahoma. He came to the United States as a graduate student in 1970 on completing B.S. (1965) and M.S. (1969) degrees in Physics from the University of Kerala, India. He completed his Ph.D. (1974) in Physics at the University of Louisville. He taught in colleges in Kerala, India, worked in Bhabha Atomic Research Center, and served as the administrator of a Christian school in Louisville, before joining the faculty of Oral Roberts University. In addition to research and publication in his professional field, Luiskutty is a contributor of articles to many Christian publications, and the author of two books. He and his wife, Celia, have three adult children.

 Articles by this Author

THE INDIAN CHRISTIAN  COMMUNITY in North America can be proud of their younger generation.  In general, they are brilliant, industrious, and goal-oriented.  In addition, most of them are God-fearing and have a solid family life.  Yet many of them face struggles as they try to adjust to two different cultures and accommodate the spiritual values of their parents and those of their peers.  All immigrant communities face such struggles, although in different degrees.
Although there are certain issues common to all immigrants from India, the Indian Christian  community faces certain unique situations.  The struggles of the younger generation of this identifiable ethnic group are discussed and certain recommendations for their survival are made in this chapter.  It is to be emphasized that there are many homes where the children do not encounter the problems mentioned here.  In the field of human behavior it is impossible to generalize observations and findings in a manner in which they will be equally applicable to all in the community.