I would like to share just a few thoughts on the loss of this good and great friend, who has contributed so much to our field. Jerry Barrier was a giant in the field of South Asian studies, especially in history and especially the history of the Sikhs and the Punjab… Read More
Tagged: Sikh Studies
In primary school, tasting insults about my appearance and background, I was made to understand the nature of my difference. It would be an error to dismiss such taunts as the ignorant cruelty of children, for, as I grew, I found that these condemnations did not cease, but rather increased in number and subtlety….Read More
If you ask any senior middle class Kolkatan about his perceptions of Sikhs, he would likely be responding in many voices. Literature has not only made him aware of many Sikh heroes of history but in his memory of bygone years the community also dominantly figures in city’s transport sector…Read More
Establishing Endowed Chairs in Sikh Studies offers a unique opportunity to fill a void in academic leadership. Chair holders are provided a unique “seat at the table” in the hallowed halls of academia…Read More
This personal narrative owes its inspiration to Dr. Narinder Singh Kapany who is internationally acclaimed as “the father of fiber optics.” Being the Chairman of Sikh Foundation he is the moving force behind the endowment of Chairs in Sikh and Punjabi Studies at various campuses in the University of California system. He encouraged me to pen down my experiences while working in the newly emerging field of Sikh Studies in the western academia…Read More
This articles is part of the Opportunities & Challenges for Sikh Academics series.
In the mid-1990s, the newly-created Global and International Studies Program at UCSB, directed by Mark Juergensmeyer, requested the allocation of a position in Sikh and Global Studies…Read More