Sikhism in Global Context

Hardcover | October 26, 2011

EditorPashaura Singh

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The growth in Sikh studies worldwide has led to greater attention to Sikh history and culture in recent times. Written in honour of W.H. McLeod and N. Gerald Barrier, two pioneers of Sikh studies, this book goes beyond the usual studies of Sikh philosophy and religious practice. The essays explore Sikh historiography, identity, music and ethics, the Sikh diaspora, and the history and the current state of scholarship in the area of Sikh studies. They represent a diverse range of theoretical and methodological approaches to the study of Sikhism, including religious studies,historical studies, anthropology, sociology, gender and ethnic studies, ethnomusicology, diaspora studies, and ritual and performance studies. They also analyse how local experiences confirm yet complicate notions of global and/or diasporic Sikh belief and practice.This book will be of considerable interest to scholars and students of Sikh studies, history, religion, diaspora studies as well as general readers.

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The growth in Sikh studies worldwide has led to greater attention to Sikh history and culture in recent times. Written in honour of W.H. McLeod and N. Gerald Barrier, two pioneers of Sikh studies, this book goes beyond the usual studies of Sikh philosophy and religious practice. The essays explore Sikh historiography, identity, music a...

Dr. Pashaura Singh is a Professor and appointed Dr Jasbir Singh Saini Endowed Chair in Sikh and Punjabi Studies at the University of California. He has also taught Sikh studies, the Punjabi language and religions of India for thirteen years at the University of Michigan.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:304 pages, 8.46 × 5.51 × 0.1 inPublished:October 26, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Pashaura Singh: PrefaceAcknowledgementsIntroduction1. N. Gerald Barrier: The Legacy of History and Contemporary Challenges2. Nikky-Guninder Kaur Singh: The Guru Granth Sahib: A Global Reservoir3. Doris Jakobsh: Studying the Sikhs: Thirty Years Later - Where Have We Come, Where Are We Going?4. Paul Wallace: Sikh Militancy and Non-violence5. Pashaura Singh: Musical Chaunkis at the Darbar Sahib: History, Aesthetics, and Time6. Susan E. Prill: 'Except the True Name, I Have No Miracle': Modern Sikh Understandings of the Miraculous7. Susan E. Prill: Diaspora Philanthropy: The Case of Sikhs Giving Back to Punjab8. Opinderjit Kaur Takhar: We are not Sikhs or Hindus: Issues of Identity among the Valmikis and Ravidasis in Britain9. Himadri Banerjee: The Other Sikhs: The Sikhs of Shillong10. Charles Townsend: Gurbani Kirtan and the Performance of Sikh Identity in the Southern California Diaspora11. Gurveen Kaur Khurana: Home and the World: The Nagar Kirtan and Sikh Diaspora12. Toby B. Johnson: Sikh Material Culture: Children's Literature and Sikh IdentityAppendicesNotes on Contributors