Sikhs at Large: Religion, Culture, and Politics in Global Perspective


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The essays collected in this volume constitute a selection of articles and book chapters addressing challenges facing the Sikhs over their short five-hundred plus year history. The articles here make clear that Sikhs continue to grapple with an array of challenges - over identity, authority, rights, representation, and duty - as they come to terms with modernity in Indian Punjab and in the diaspora.

The author, Verne A. Dusenbery, hopes that the approach taking these articles both conveys his appreciation of the various ways that Sikhs globally are coming to terms with the experimental challenges they face and, at the same time, suggests forms of scholarly analysis that challenge both Sikh and non-Sikh readers without unduly offending the sensibilities of either.

Articles published in this works have been previously published by: University of Toronto, University of California Press and Oxford University Press, The University of Chicago Press, University of Pennsylvania Press, Guru Nanak Dev University Press, Canadian Ethnic Studies Association, and so forth. 

Published: 2008
Pages: 337
Format: Hardcover