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. 2 – March 2017

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

Nirvikar Singh

Nirvikar Singh holds the Sarbjit Singh Aurora Chair of Sikh and Punjabi Studies at UCSC. He also directs the UCSC South Asian Studies Initiative within Social Sciences. He is a member of the Advisory Group to the Finance Minister of India on G-20 matters He has previously served as Director of the Santa Cruz Center for International Economics, Co-Director of the Center for Global, International and Regional Studies, Special Advisor to the Chancellor (all at UCSC), and Consultant to the Chief Economic Adviser, Ministry of Finance, Government of India. He organized one of the first major US conferences on Indian economic reform. He received his PhD from the University of California, Berkeley, and his BSc and MSc from the London School of Economics, where he was awarded the Allyn Young Prize, Gonner Prize and Ely Devons Prize.

Professor Singh’s current research topics include entrepreneurship, information technology and development, electronic commerce, business strategy, political economy, federalism, economic growth and the Indian economy. He has authored over 100 research papers and co-authored three books: Joint Ventures, International Investment and Technology Transfer; The Political Economy of Federalism in India; and Waiting to Connect: India IT Revolution Bypasses the Domestic Industry. He has also served as an advisor for several startups and knowledge services firms in Silicon Valley and in India.

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


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Previous Articles

The Secular Sikh Maharaja and his Moslum Wife by Nadhra S.N. Khan
The Secular Sikh Maharaja and his Moslum Wife by Nadhra S.N. Khan

Vol. 2 No. 1 – January 2017 – The Secular Sikh Maharaja and his Moslum Wife by Nadhra S.N. Khan

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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.