The following activities were completed under the auspices of the Sikh and Punjabi Studies Program at UCSC. Activities are partly...
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I am delighted to join the august chorus of voices contributing to this series on Sikhs and the study of Sikhism in North America. First and foremost, I must applaud the vision and tenacity of Dr. Narinder Singh Kapany… Read More
In an essay entitled, “Ivory Towers or Towers of Learning,” published not long ago (see IJ Singh, 2010, Sikh & Punjabi Language Studies, November 10th, 2009) Dr I.J. Singh deplored the widening gap between Sikh Studies programs… Read More
It is indeed an honor to have been asked by the Sikh Foundation to write about my experiences in Sikh studies and my hopes for its future. This is especially so because I do not hold a chair in Sikh studies. In fact, teaching as I do at a small, liberal arts institution, I do not even have the opportunity to teach courses devoted exclusively to Sikhs… Read More
This paper is an attempt “to view the total forest, not just one tree” and takes a dynamic view, looking “Completely Outside the Box”; in broad brush strokes. It gives a sweeping view of Education, in general and specifically Sikh Studies in an historical setting; roadblocks of various prejudices and biases, advent of newer methods, challenges… Read More
It is with sheer delight that I accept the Sikh Foundation’s request to contribute a short article regarding the history of my own fascination with the Sikh people and the various opportunities and challenges which face those of us committed to the academic study of the Sikhs and the various ways of expressing Sikhness…
Allow me to introduce myself as a member of the academic community to qualify me for being included in this esteem column of the Sikh Foundation journal. In 1962, I obtained my doctoral degree in Pharmacology from the University of Chicago… Read More