Sikhism And History

Hardcover | May 8, 2004

EditorPashaura Singh, N. Gerald Barrier

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The present volume represents a major contribution to the field of Sikh studies. It grew out of an international conference on Sikh studies hosted by the Program in Sikh Studies and the Department of Asian Languages and Cultures in September 2001 at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Thescholars explored issues of scriptural authority, social history, gender, diaspora, and national and religious identity from a perspective solidly grounded in rich historical sources. The conference in effect was able to examine some of the consequences of Sikhism's appearance in the light ofhistory---for scholars of Sikhism, for scholars of religion, and for scholares of history. The volume was put together in honour of one of the leading specialist in Sikh studies of present times, Hew McLeod, and it has articles by some of the most well-known names, as well as the young rising starsin the field: Pashaura Singh, N Gerald Barrier, Louis E. Fenech, Tony Ballantyne, and Doris Jakobsh.

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The present volume represents a major contribution to the field of Sikh studies. It grew out of an international conference on Sikh studies hosted by the Program in Sikh Studies and the Department of Asian Languages and Cultures in September 2001 at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Thescholars explored issues of scriptural author...

Pashaura Singh is Assistant Professor of Sikh Studies, University of Michigan. N. Gerald Barrier is Professor of History and a Middlebush Chair in the Social Sciences, University of Missouri, Columbia.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:290 pages, 8.43 × 5.43 × 0.75 inPublished:May 8, 2004Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195667085

ISBN - 13:9780195667080

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AcknowledgementsSection II: Introduction I; Introduction II; keynote Speech; Response to Keynote SpeechSection II:1. Mythic Inheritance and the Historic Drink of the Khalsa2. Sikh identity in the Light of History3. Bhai Nanad Lal of the Sikh Tradition4. Strategies for Interpreting the Dasam Granth5. Maharaja Dalip Singh, History and the Negotiation of Sikh Identity6. What is in a Name? Circumscribing Sikh Female Nomenclature7. Authority, Politics, and Contemporary Sikhism: The Akal Takhat, the SGPC, Rahit Maryada and the Law8. Ethnic Dynamics within a Transnational Framework: The case of Sikh Diaspora9. Writing Prejudice: The Image of Sikhs in Bharati Mukherjee's WritingsConference ParticipantsBio-bibliographical Notes on Contributors