Sikh Diaspora Philanthropy in Punjab: Global Giving for Local Good

Hardcover | October 1, 2009

EditorVerne A. Dusenbery, Darshan S. Tatla

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This volume explores the contributions of Sikh diaspora to the political, social-cultural, and religious milieu of contemporary Punjab. It examines the network, concerns, and dynamics behind such contributions. The book also discusses the religious and cultural underpinnings of diasporan Sikhphilanthropy through an analysis of broad trends-origins, growth, and contemporary aspects-as well as through specific case studies. The contributors examine the theoretical understanding of diasporan philanthropy as an alternative model of social welfare, investment patterns in developmental/sponsored projects and its influence in rural Punjab. They also raise significant questions such as, whether this trend is a boon or a banefor rural development and the actual implications of these in humanitarian terms.

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This volume explores the contributions of Sikh diaspora to the political, social-cultural, and religious milieu of contemporary Punjab. It examines the network, concerns, and dynamics behind such contributions. The book also discusses the religious and cultural underpinnings of diasporan Sikhphilanthropy through an analysis of broad tr...

Verne A. Dusenbery is Professor of Anthropology and Chair of the Global Studies Program at Hamline University, Minnesota. Darshan S. Tatla is Founder-Editor of the International Journal of Punjab Studies and Director of the Punjab Centre for Migration Studies, Lyallpur Khalsa College, Jalandhar, Punjab.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:336 pages, 8.46 × 5.51 × 0.1 inPublished:October 1, 2009Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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List of Tablesand FiguresGlossary and AcronymsPrefaceDedicationSection I: Contexts for giving1. Verne A. Dusenbery and Darshan S. Tatla: Introduction: NRIs are the new VIPs2. Darshan S. Tatla: Sikh diaspora philanthropy in Punjab: Origins, growth and contemporary trends3. Verne A. Dusenbery: . Through Wisdom, Dispense Charity': Religious and cultural underpinnings of diasporan Sikh philanthropy in PunjabSection II: From the Punjab ground4. Satnam Chana: NRI investment in social development projects in Punjab: Findings from two sample surveys in Doaba (Punjab)5. Inderpreet Kaur Kullar and M.S.Toor: Uses of foreign remittances by central Punjab farm families6. Charanjit Kaur Mann and Gurmej Singh Mann: Empowering Shankar: A study of diaspora sponsored projects in a Doaba villageSection III: A transnational lens7. Hugh Johnston: The Sikhs of British Columbia and their philanthropy in Punjab8. Margaret Walton-Roberts: Diasporan philanthropy in Punjab's health sector: A transnational perspective9. Navtej K. Purewal: Gender, seva, and social institutions: A case study of Bebe Nanaki Gurdwara and Charitable Trust, Birmingham, UKSECTION IV: Lessons Learned10. Autar S. Dhesi: Diasporan intervention in rural development - boon or bane?11. Darshan S. Tatla: Sikh diaspora philanthropy: Directions, incentives, and impact on Punjab12. Verne A. Dusenbery: Conclusion: Whither diaspora philanthropy?AppendicesContributors