The Oxford Handbook of Sikh Studies by Pashaura SinghThe Oxford Handbook of Sikh Studies by Pashaura Singh

The Oxford Handbook of Sikh Studies

EditorPashaura Singh, Louis E. Fenech

Paperback | April 23, 2016

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The Oxford Handbook of Sikh Studies innovatively combines the ways in which scholars from fields as diverse as philosophy, psychology, religious studies, literary studies, history, sociology, anthropology, political science, and economics have integrated the study of Sikhism within a widerange of critical and postcolonial perspectives on the nature of religion, violence, gender, ethno-nationalism, and revisionist historiography. A number of essays within this collection also provide a more practical dimension, written by artists and practitioners of the tradition. The Handbook is divided into eight thematic sections that explore different "expressions" of Sikhism. Historical, literary, ideological, institutional, and artistic expressions are considered in turn, followed by discussion of Sikhs in the Diaspora, and of caste and gender in the Panth. Each sectionbegins with an essay by a prominent scholar in the field, providing an overview of the topic. Further essays provide detail and further treat the fluid, multivocal nature of both the Sikh past and the present. The Handbook concludes with a section considering future directions in SikhStudies.
Edited by Pashaura Singh, Professor and Dr. Jasbir Singh Saini Endowed Chair in Sikh and Punjabi Studies, University of California, Riverside, and Louis E. Fenech, Professor of South Asian and Sikh History, University of Northern Iowa.
Title:The Oxford Handbook of Sikh StudiesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:704 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 0.03 inPublished:April 23, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

IntroductionI. Historical Expressions1. Pashaura Singh: An Overview of Sikh History2. Louis E. Fenech: The Evolution of the Sikh Tradition3. Purnima Dhavan: Eighteenth-century Sikh History4. Sunit Singh: The Sikh Kingdom5. Navdeep S. Mandair: Colonial Formations of Sikhism6. Joginder Singh: Sikhs in Independent India7. Anne Murphy: Representations of Sikh HistoryII. Literary Expressions8. Christopher Shackle: Survey of Literature on the Sikh Tradition9. Pashaura Singh: The Guru Granth Sahib10. Robin Rinehart: The Dasam Granth11. Rahuldeep Singh Gill: Works of Bhai Gurdas12. Louis E. Fenech: Works of Bhai Nand Lal Goya13. Hardip Singh Syan: Sectarian Works14. Toby Johnson: Pre-colonial Sikh Literature15. Tejwant Singh Gill: Sikhism in 20th Century Punjabi Literature16. Harpreet Singh: Western Writers on the Sikhs17. Michael C. Shapiro: Linguistic and Philological Approaches to Sikh LiteratureIII: Ideological Expressions18. Pashaura Singh: Gurmat: The Teachings of the Gurus19. Louis E. Fenech: The Khalsa and the Rahit20. W. Owen Cole: Sikh Intersections with Other Religions21. Virinder Kalra: Secular and Religious (Miri/Piri) Domains in Sikhism22. Giorgio Shani: Sikh Nationalism23. Balbinder S. Bhogal: Postcolonial and Postmodern Perspectives on Sikhism24. Arvind-pal S. Mandair: Sikh PhilosophyIV. Institutional Expressions25. Michael Hawley: Sikh Institutions26. Kashmir Singh: The Shiromani Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee (SGPC)27. Amarjit Singh Narang: The Akali Dal28. Opinderjit Kaur Takhar: Sikh Sects29. Eleanor Nesbitt: Sikh Sants and their Establishments in India and Abroad30. Paramjit Singh Judge: Taksals, Akharas, and Nihang Deras31. Mark Juergensmeyer: Global SikhismV. Artistic Expressions32. Gurnam Singh: Sikh Music33. Michael Nijhawan: Sikh Cultural Performances34. Nikky-Guninder Kaur Singh: Sikh Art35. Charles Townsend: The Darbar Sahib36. Will Glover: The Khalsa Heritage Complex37. Anne Murphy: Sikh Material Culture38. Kamalroop Singh: Sikh Martial Art (Gatka)39. Susan Elizabeth Prill: Sikhi through Internet, Films and Videos40. Pritam Singh and Meena Dhanda: Sikh Culture and PunjabiyatVI. Diasporic Expressions41. Darshan Singh Tatla: Sikhs in the Diaspora42. Kristina Myrvold: Sikhs in mainland European countries43. Jaideep Singh: Sikhs as a Racial and Religious Minority in the U.S.44. Himadri Banerjee: Sikhs living beyond Punjab in India45. Shinder S. Thandi: Sikh Migrations, Diasporas and Transnational Practices46. Verne A. Dusenbery: Punjabi Sikhs and Gora Sikhs47. Cynthia Mahmood: Khalistan as Political CritiqueVII. Expressions of Caste and Gender in the Panth48. Surinder S. Jodhka: Changing Manifestations of Caste in the Panth49. Doris Jakobsh: Gender in Sikh Traditions50. Nikky-Guninder Kaur Singh: A Feminist Interpretation of Sikh ScriptureVIII. Future Trajectories51. Pashaura Singh: New Directions in Sikh Studies