Sikh Religion, Culture and Ethnicity

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Routledge, Dec 16, 2013 - Social Science - 220 pages
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This book brings together new approaches to the study of Sikh religion, culture and ethnicity being pursued in the diaspora by Sikh academics in western universities in Britain and North America. An important aspect of the volume is the diversity of topics that are engaged - including film and gender theory, theology, hermeneutics, deconstruction, semiotics and race theory - and brought to bear on the individual contributors' specialism within Sikh studies, thereby helping to explode previously static dichotomies such as insider vs. outsider or history vs. tradition. The volume should have strong appeal both to an academic market including students of politics, religious studies and South Asian studies, and to a more general English-speaking Sikh readership.
 

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Contents

New Perspectives in Sikh Studies
1
2 Canon Formation in the Sikh Tradition
10
Discourse Praxis and Narrative
25
Issues for Sikh Studies
47
5 On the Hermeneutics of Sikh Thought and Praxis
72
6 Making Punjabi Literary History
97
the Transformation of Ondaatjes Kip
118
Understanding Sikh Ethnonationalism
142
Narratives of Nationhood and Homeland among the Sikh Diaspora
161
10 What Has a Whale Got to Do With It? A Tale of Pogroms and Biblical Allegories
186
Bibliography
207
Index
217
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