Author: Tony Ballantyne
Translator(s)/ Edito: Tony Ballantyne
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN/UPC (if available): 0195686632
Focusing on new directions in Sikh and Punjab studies, this volume offers fresh perspectives on Sikh culture and history. Discussing contemporary developments affecting Sikhs around the world, it provides a contextualized study of how modern Sikhism has evolved with particular attention to historical documents, changes in the colonial period, and the varied yet intertwined experiences of Sikhs in the Diaspora.
This valuable collection addresses a wide variety of themes including Sikh textual tradition and popular culture, operation of social hierarchies, local histories, transformation of Punjab under British rule, and other social issues that concern the Panth as a whole. The essays are united by a deep concern with the ‘texture’ of Sikh history –– the ways in which space, time, social structures, and political systems have shaped the development of the Panth. They also investigate the forces, processes, and structures that have conditioned Sikh history.
In bringing together this range of carefully researched perspectives, this book not only offers a compelling manifestation of the complex fabric of Sikh history, but also identifies new approaches that will provide vantage points for further research.
N. G. BARRIER
LOUIS E. FENECH
IAN J. KERR
W. H. MCLEOD
AMRIT KAUR SINGH
RABINDRA KAUR SINGH
Hew McLeod and the Development of Sikh Studies
Vanjara Pothi: A New Source in the Formation of the
The two Lives of Bhai Nand Lal ‘Goya’
Louis E. Fenech
Sikhs and Caste
The Dalit Sikhs: A History?
John C.B. Webster
British Rule, Technological Change, and the
Revolution in Transportation and Communication:
Punjab in the Later Nineteenth century
Ian J. Kerr
Punjab ad the Sikhs through the Prism of Plague
Sikhism in Orissa: From the world of the
Nanakpanthis to the Domain of the Khalsa
Bangra and the Project of Sikh Studies
Tradition and History: Modern Communication and
N. G. Barrier
Sikhism and the Visual Arts
Amrit and Rabindra Kaur Singh
Notes on Contributors