Sikh Research Journal

The Sikh Foundation announces a new online journal, Sikh Research Journal, dedicated to peer-reviewed articles and papers of the highest quality, in the field of Sikh Studies and Punjabi Language Studies.

Sikh Research Journal

Vol. 2 No. 3 – Dec 2017

Sohela Suri

Sohela Kaur Suri graduated from Michigan State University’s James Madison College with a Bachelor’s degree in Comparative Cultures and Politics with an emphasis in Canadian Law at the age of 19. While completing her undergraduate degree Sohela made the Dean’s List multiple times. She also won first place in the Global and Area Studies division in the MSU University Undergraduate Research and Arts Forum for her research on hate crimes and post‐9/11 racialization of Sikh men. Also, while completing her degree Sohela worked for Michigan State Representative Stephanie Chang, the MSU Office of International Students and Scholars, and Wakulat Dhirani LLP. In addition, she was involved with campus organizations like MSU Asha for Education, an organization which fundraises for impoverished schools in India, and MSU C.A.R.E, a community oriented volunteer organization which facilitates service projects throughout the greater Lansing area. Sohela intends on pursuing a career in international trade and business law; she is currently an executive legal assistant at White Law PLLC, a top litigation firm based in Okemos, MI. She is currently assisting on People v Howard Croft (Case No. 16TC2850‐FY), one criminal proceeding in the Flint Water Crisis where the Defendant is being charged with Manslaughter and False Pretenses, and Lindsey Lemke et al v Michigan State University and USA Gymnastics et al (Case No. 1:17‐ cv‐00257) the civil proceedings resulting from the University’s negligence in the Larry Nassar scandal. Sohela is from Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Minority Minsters in Media:
A Study on Digital Representations of Canadian Sikh Politicians in Mainstream Media
and Their Effects on Race Relations in Canada by Sohela Suri

Minority Minsters in Media:
A Study on Digital Representations of Canadian Sikh Politicians in Mainstream Media
and Their Effects on Race Relations in Canada by Sohela Suri


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Previous Articles

The Challenge of Translating the Guru Granth Sahib:
An Illustration and Preliminary Reflections by Nirvikar Singh
The Challenge of Translating the Guru Granth Sahib:
An Illustration and Preliminary Reflections by Nirvikar Singh

Vol. 2 No. 2 – March 2017 – The Challenge of Translating the Guru Granth Sahib:
An Illustration and Preliminary Reflections by Nirvikar Singh

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Guru Gobind Singh: A Humanitarian of Medieval Times by Dr. Mohammad Habib
The Genesis and Development of Sikh Calendar Art - By Dr. Kavita Singh

Vol. 1 No. 7 – Nov 2016 – Guru Gobind Singh: A Humanitarian of Medieval Times by Dr. Mohammad Habib

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The Genesis and Development of Sikh Calendar Art - By Dr. Kavita Singh
The Genesis and Development of Sikh Calendar Art - By Dr. Kavita Singh

Vol. 1 No. 6 – Oct 2016 – The Genesis and Development of Sikh Calendar Art – By Dr. Kavita Singh

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Cosmopolitanism, Tradition and Identity: Framing the Sikh Experience in California by Nirvikar Singh
Cosmopolitanism, Tradition and Identity: Framing the Sikh Experience in California by Nirvikar Singh

Vol. 1 No. 5 – Sept 2016 – Cosmopolitanism, Tradition and Identity: Framing the Sikh Experience in California by Nirvikar Singh

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Five Classical Elements (panch tattva) of Creation - A Perspective from Sri Guru Granth Sahib by Dr. D. P. Singh
Five Classical Elements (panch tattva) of Creation - A Perspective from Sri Guru Granth Sahib by Dr. D. P. Singh

Vol. 1 No. 4 – Aug 2016 – Five Classical Elements (panch tattva) of Creation – A Perspective from Sri Guru Granth Sahib by Dr. D. P. Singh

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Posthumous Homage Paid to Maharaja Ranjit Singh by Nadhra S.N. Khan
Life at the Lahore Darbār: 1799-1839  by Nadhra S.N. Khan

Vol. 1 No. 3 – July 2016 – Life at the Lahore Darbār: 1799-1839 by Nadhra S.N. Khan

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Posthumous Homage Paid to Maharaja Ranjit Singh by Nadhra S.N. Khan
Posthumous Homage Paid to Maharaja Ranjit Singh by Nadhra S.N. Khan

Vol. 1 No. 2 – June 2016 – Posthumous Homage Paid to Maharaja Ranjit Singh by Nadhra S.N. Khan

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Sikh Material Heritage and Sikh Social Practice in a Museum-Community Partnership:
The Smithsonian’s Sikh Heritage Project
Sikh Material Heritage and Sikh Social Practice in a Museum-Community Partnership:
The Smithsonian’s Sikh Heritage Project

Vol. 1 No. 1 – May 2016 – Sikh Material Heritage and Sikh Social Practice in a Museum-Community Partnership: The Smithsonian’s Sikh Heritage Project By Paul Michael Taylor

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We have created this exclusive space for scholars, educators and engaged community members to share their papers not only with the broader Sikh community, but with a general audience of scholars and persons interested in these fields.

Today there are seven Chairs of Sikh Studies in the US, including four in California alone. Ever more number of Americans are learning about Sikhs & Sikhism; Sikh community members and other broad scholarly audiences are also increasingly becoming engaged in issues within Sikh studies.

Contributions in Sikh Studies including (but not limited to) Sikh art, religion, culture, history, monument heritage and Punjabi language studies are encouraged. Submissions that are more tangentially related to these fields may also be examined for their potential usefulness and relevance to these fields.

Articles should make a genuine and important contribution to academic research, and should clearly cite sources.

Papers submitted should be in English, with a short abstract, and preferably with not more than 15 pages of text. We do encourage well-illustrated articles; any photographs or illustrations should be sent electronically, in high resolution. It is the author’s responsibility to have obtained full copyright of all materials submitted and, by submitting that material for publication, it is understood that the author gives license to the Sikh Foundation to publish the material in print or online in perpetuity. If the author does not have full copyright of any component of a publication (e.g. for any photograph or illustration used), then the author must so state and must also submit documents confirming the copyright holder’s license to publish that component within Sikh Research Journal.

Contributions should be sent by email to Editor@sikhfoundation.org.