The Oxford Handbook of Sikh Studies

ISBN : 9780198745082

Pashaura Singh; Louis E. Fenech
704 Pages
171 x 246 mm
Pub date
Mar 2016
Oxford Handbooks in Religion and Theology
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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 wide range 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 section begins 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 Sikh Studies.



I. Historical Expressions
1 Pashaura Singh: An Overview of Sikh History
2 Louis E. Fenech: The Evolution of the Sikh Tradition
3 Purnima Dhavan: Eighteenth-century Sikh History
4 Sunit Singh: The Sikh Kingdom
5 Navdeep S. Mandair: Colonial Formations of Sikhism
6 Joginder Singh: Sikhs in Independent India
7 Anne Murphy: Representations of Sikh History

II. Literary Expressions
8 Christopher Shackle: Survey of Literature on the Sikh Tradition
9 Pashaura Singh: The Guru Granth Sahib
10 Robin Rinehart: The Dasam Granth
11 Rahuldeep Singh Gill: Works of Bhai Gurdas
12 Louis E. Fenech: Works of Bhai Nand Lal Goya
13 Hardip Singh Syan: Sectarian Works
14 Toby Johnson: Pre-colonial Sikh Literature
15 Tejwant Singh Gill: Sikhism in 20th Century Punjabi Literature
16 Harpreet Singh: Western Writers on the Sikhs
17 Michael C. Shapiro: Linguistic and Philological Approaches to Sikh Literature

III: Ideological Expressions
18 Pashaura Singh: Gurmat: The Teachings of the Gurus
19 Louis E. Fenech: The Khalsa and the Rahit
20 W. Owen Cole: Sikh Intersections with Other Religions
21 Virinder Kalra: Secular and Religious (Miri/Piri) Domains in Sikhism
22 Giorgio Shani: Sikh Nationalism
23 Balbinder S. Bhogal: Postcolonial and Postmodern Perspectives on Sikhism
24 Arvind-pal S. Mandair: Sikh Philosophy

IV. Institutional Expressions
25 Michael Hawley: Sikh Institutions
26 Kashmir Singh: The Shiromani Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee (SGPC)
27 Amarjit Singh Narang: The Akali Dal
28 Opinderjit Kaur Takhar: Sikh Sects
29 Eleanor Nesbitt: Sikh Sants and their Establishments in India and Abroad
30 Paramjit Singh Judge: Taksals, Akharas, and Nihang Deras
31 Mark Juergensmeyer: Global Sikhism

V. Artistic Expressions
32 Gurnam Singh: Sikh Music
33 Michael Nijhawan: Sikh Cultural Performances
34 Nikky-Guninder Kaur Singh: Sikh Art
35 Charles Townsend: The Darbar Sahib
36 Will Glover: The Khalsa Heritage Complex
37 Anne Murphy: Sikh Material Culture
38 Kamalroop Singh: Sikh Martial Art (Gatka)
39 Susan Elizabeth Prill: Sikhi through Internet, Films & Videos
40 Pritam Singh & Meena Dhanda: Sikh Culture and Punjabiyat

VI. Diasporic Expressions
41 Darshan Singh Tatla: Sikhs in the Diaspora
42 Kristina Myrvold: Sikhs in mainland European countries
43 Jaideep Singh: Sikhs as a Racial and Religious Minority in the U.S.
44 Himadri Banerjee: Sikhs living beyond Punjab in India
45 Shinder S. Thandi: Sikh Migrations, Diasporas and Transnational Practices
46 Verne A. Dusenbery: Punjabi Sikhs and Gora Sikhs
47 Cynthia Mahmood: Khalistan as Political Critique

VII. Expressions of Caste & Gender in the Panth
48 Surinder S. Jodhka: Changing Manifestations of Caste in the Panth
49 Doris Jakobsh: Gender in Sikh Traditions
50 Nikky-Guninder Kaur Singh: A Feminist Interpretation of Sikh Scripture

VIII. Future Trajectories
51 Pashaura Singh: New Directions in Sikh Studies

About the author: 

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.

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