Sikhism and Women

Hardcover | July 29, 2010

byDoris R. Jakobsh

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This collection of original essays focuses on various aspects of gender in Sikhism. Divided into three sections- text and scripture, Sikh women in India, and women in diasporic contexts- it deals with women's lives and religious experiences. The first part discusses the way aesthetics andreligion merge together in the unitary experience of the sacred in the Sikh tradition. It also explores the understandings of gender in Sikh theology and society. The second and the third sections are largely ethnographic studies grounded in historical and textual analysis. First work of its kind,this volume engages with issues like religion, rituals, literature, sexuality, and nationalism and their link with identity-formation of Sikh women. It analyses current significant issues of gender and religion and provides an empirical as well as theoretical structure to an area hithertounexplored.

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This collection of original essays focuses on various aspects of gender in Sikhism. Divided into three sections- text and scripture, Sikh women in India, and women in diasporic contexts- it deals with women's lives and religious experiences. The first part discusses the way aesthetics andreligion merge together in the unitary experie...

Jakobsh is Associate Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Waterloo, Canada.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:372 pages, 8.46 × 5.51 × 0.1 inPublished:July 29, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198060025

ISBN - 13:9780198060024

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Doris Jakobsh and Eleanor Nesbitt: Introduction: Sikhism and Women: Contextualizing the Issues1. Robin Rinehart: The Guru, The Goddess: The Dasam Granth and Its Implications for Constructions of Gender in Sikhism2. Purnima Dhavan: Tracing Gender in the Texts and Practices of the Early Khalsa3. Anshu Malhotra: Shameful Continuities: The Practice of Female Infanticide in Colonial Punjab4. C. Christine Fair: The Novels of Bhai Vir Singh and the Imagination of Sikh Identity, Community, and Nation5. Michelle Maskiell: Phulkaris: The Crafting Of Rural Womens Roles In Sikh Heritage6. Nicola Mooney: Lowly Shoes on Lowly Feet: Some Jat Sikh Womens Views on Gender and Equality7. Preeti Kapur and Girishwar Misra: Changing Identities and Fixed Roles: The Experiences of Sikh Women8. Nikky-Guninder Kaur Singh: Why did I not light the fire? The Refeminization of Ritual in Sikhism9. Jagbir Jhutti-Johal: The role of Sikh women in their religious institutions: A contemporary account10. Kamala Elizabeth Nayar: Sikh Women in Vancouver: An Analysis of their Psychosocial Issues11. Inderpal Grewal: Making Sikh Women Refugees in 1990s U.S.A.12. Constance W. Elsberg: By an Indirect Route: Women in 3HO/Sikh Dharma13. Margaret Walton-Roberts: Transnational migration theory in population geography: Gendered practices in networks linking Canada and India14. Kanwal Mand: Transnational Sikh women's working lives: place and the life course