The Transmission of the Sikh Heritage in the Diaspora

Author:

N. Gerald Barrier

,

Pashaura Singh

Publisher:

MANOHAR PUBLISHERS AND DISTRIBUTORS

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Publisher

MANOHAR PUBLISHERS AND DISTRIBUTORS

Publication Year 2021
ISBN-13

9788173041556

ISBN-10 8173041555
Binding

Hardcover

Edition FIRST
Number of Pages 311 Pages
Language (English)
Dimensions (Cms) 22x14x2.5
Weight (grms) 442

 


 


This collection of fourteen essays and two perceptive introductions is the outcome of an International Conference on ‘The Transition of Sikh Heritage in the Diaspora’ held at the University of Michigan, USA in 1994.


The presentations cover a wide range of significant academic issues such as religious orthodoxy versus fundamentalism, nationalism, economic and social mobility, gender awareness and cultural transmission and adaptations. The papers Provide insights from various disciplines like history, sociology, anthropology, political science and religion.


Given the continuing conflict over the nature of traditions and between opposing views of history and practice among Sikhs for over a century, the essays focus on the transmission of Sikh/Punjabi culture as well as current dilemmas confronting the Sikh diaspora.


While most of the essays deal with the content of tradition and the message as well as the means of transmission, the study of Singapore Sikhs provides the most detailed account of the relationship between the two.


Rituals, historical interpretation, authority and creative responses to changing circumstances are issues that do not lend themselves to easy solutions. This volume makes a positive contribution towards that process. It proposes an open exchange of ideas and alternatives to reduce tension and ultimately lead to a resolution of differences acceptable to Sikhs as a whole. This volume makes a positive contribution towards that process.


 


 

N. Gerald Barrier

N. Gerald Barrier was Professor of History at the University of Missouri, Columbia, U.S.A. He wrote and edited several publications including. The Sikhs and their Literature, 1849-1919 (1970). The Census in British India: new Perspectives (1981) and India and America: American Publishing on India 1930-1985. He passed away in 2010.

Pashaura Singh

Pashaura Singh is Professor and Saini Chair in Sikh Studies; and co-chalr, Sikh Studies Group of AAR, University of California, Riverside, California, USA.
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