Studying the Sikhs

Studying the Sikhs

Number of page: 217
Author: edited by John Stratton Hawley, Gurinder Singh Mann
Publisher: SUNY Press
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Category: Religion

This basic guide and resource book targets four fields–religious studies, history, world literature, and ethnic or migration studies–in which Sikhism is now receiving greater attention. The authors explain the problems of studying and interpreting Sikhism, and opportunities for integrating Sikh studies into a broader curriculum in each field. They also provide a sense of the Sikh community’s own approach to education, and evaluate materials and approaches at the North American university level. Included are a sample syllabus with an explanatory essay, a bibliographical guide, a glossary, and a general bibliography. Gurinder Singh Mann’s review of his course on Sikhism is an effective mini-guide to the field as a whole.

About The Author

John Stratton Hawley is Professor and Chair of Religion at Barnard College and Director of the Southern Asian Institute at Columbia University.
Gurinder Singh Mann is Assistant Professor of Sikh Studies and South Asian Religion at Columbia University.