FACT & FICTION
SIKHS: Minority, Diaspora, Nationalism
Wednesday | 4 May 2022 | 3pm UK
Focused on the recently published Sikh Nationalism: From a Dominant Minority to an Ethno-Religious Diaspora (2021), this Roundtable will discuss the complex issues of minority & diaspora identity, the demand for a separate Sikh nation, nationalism & ethno-nationalism both in India and abroad, and other related issues.
Speakers: Radhika Chopra retired as Professor of Sociology, Delhi School of Sociology, Delhi in 2020. She is author of Militant and Migrant: The Politics and Social History of Punjab (2011); Catarina Kinnvall is Professor of Political Science (@pol_LU), Lund University (@lunduniversity), with research interest (amongst others) in religion & nationalism, with a focus on South Asia & Europe; Giorgio Shani (@GiorgioShani) is Professor of Politics & International Relations, International Christian University (@ICU_JP), Tokyo, and co-author of Sikh Nationalism: From a Dominant Minority to an Ethno-Religious Diaspora (2021); Gurharpal Singh is Emeritus Professor of Sikh & Punjab Studies, Department of History (@SOASHistory), SOAS (@SOAS), University of London, and co-author of Sikh Nationalism: From a Dominant Minority to an Ethno-Religious Diaspora (2021); Pashaura Singh is Professor & Dr Jasbir Singh Saini Endowed Chair in Sikh & Punjab Studies, Department of Religious Studies (@UCR_religion), University of California Riverside (@UCRiverside), and author of Life and Work of Guru Arjan (2006).
Discussant: Lou Fenech (@FenechLou) is Professor of History, University of Northern Iowa (@northerniowa), an expert in Sikh Studies, and author, most recently, of The Cherished Five in Sikh History (2021).
Chair: Nilanjan Sarkar is Deputy Director, LSE South Asia Centre (@SAsiaLSE).
This event is part of 'Fact & Fiction', the Centre's book discussion series which invites experts from various disciplinary perspectives to focus on a recent publication.
Photo credit: Rupinder Singh, Unsplash (detail).
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