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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.

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Pashaura Singh is Professor and Dr. Jasbir Singh Saini Endowed Chair in Sikh and Punjabi Studies at the University of California, Riverside.

Louis E. Fenech is Professor of South Asian and Sikh History at the University of Northern Iowa.

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Book Description Oxford University Press, 2014. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. Table of Contents Introduction I. Historical Expressions 1. An Overview of Sikh History, Pashaura Singh 2. The Evolution of the Sikh Tradition, Louis E. Fenech 3. Eighteenth-century Sikh History, Purnima Dhavan 4. The Sikh Kingdom, Sunit Singh 5. Colonial Formations of Sikhism, Navdeep S. Mandair 6. Sikhs in Independent India, Joginder Singh 7. Representations of Sikh History, Anne Murphy II. Literary Expressions 8. Survey of Literature on the Sikh Tradition, Christopher Shackle 9. The Guru Granth Sahib, Pashaura Singh 10. The Dasam Granth, Robin Rinehart 11. Works of Bhai Gurdas, Rahuldeep Singh Gill 12. Works of Bhai Nand Lal Goya, Louis E. Fenech 13. Sectarian Works, Hardip Singh Syan 14. Pre-colonial Sikh Literature, Toby Johnson 15. Sikhism in 20th Century Punjabi Literature, Tejwant Singh Gill 16. Western Writers on the Sikhs, Harpreet Singh 17. Linguistic and Philological Approaches to Sikh Literature, Michael C. Shapiro III: Ideological Expressions 18. Gurmat: The Teachings of the Gurus, Pashaura Singh 19. The Khalsa and the Rahit, Louis E. Fenech 20. Sikh Intersections with Other Religions, W. Owen Cole 21. Secular and Religious (Miri/Piri) Domains in Sikhism, Virinder Kalra 22. Sikh Nationalism, Giorgio Shani 23. Postcolonial and Postmodern Perspectives on Sikhism, Balbinder S. Bhogal 24. Sikh Philosophy, Arvind-pal S. Mandair IV. Institutional Expressions 25. Sikh Institutions, Michael Hawley 26. The Shiromani Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee (SGPC), Kashmir Singh 27. The Akali Dal, Amarjit Singh Narang 28. Sikh Sects, Opinderjit Kaur Takhar 29. Sikh Sants and their Establishments in India and Abroad, Eleanor Nesbitt 30. Taksals, Akharas, and Nihang Deras, Paramjit Singh Judge 31. Global Sikhism, Mark Juergensmeyer V. Artistic Expressions 32. Sikh Music, Gurnam Singh 33. Sikh Cultural Performances, Michael Nijhawan 34. Sikh Art, Nikky-Guninder Kaur Singh 35. The Darbar Sahib, Charles Townsend 36. The Khalsa Heritage Complex, Will Glover 37. Sikh Material Culture, Anne Murphy 38. Sikh Martial Art (Gatka), Kamalroop Singh 39. Sikhi through Internet, Films & Videos, Susan Elizabeth Prill 40. Sikh Culture and Punjabiyat, Pritam Singh & Meena Dhanda VI. Diasporic Expressions 41. Sikhs in the Diaspora, Darshan Singh Tatla 42. Sikhs in mainland European countries, Kristina Myrvold 43. Sikhs as a Racial and Religious Minority in the U.S., Jaideep Singh 44. Sikhs living beyond Punjab in India, Himadri Banerjee 45. Sikh Migrations, Diasporas and Transnational Practices, Shinder S. Thandi 46. Punjabi Sikhs and Gora Sikhs, Verne A. Dusenbery 47. Khalistan as Political Critique, Cynthia Mahmood VII. Expressions of Caste & Gender in the Panth 48. Changing Manifestations of Caste in the Panth, Surinder S. Jodhka 49. Gender in Sikh Traditions, Doris Jakobsh 50. A Feminist Interpretation of Sikh Scripture, Nikky-Guninder Kaur Singh VIII. Future Trajectories 51. New Directions in Sikh Studies, Pashaura Singh. Bookseller Inventory # 64839

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