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Singh, Gurharpal (2023) 'Making sense of Sikh nationalism.' Sikh Formations: Religion, Culture, Theory, 19 (1). pp. 3-12.

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Abstract

Despite significant advances in Sikh studies, Sikh nationalism is still poorly understood. As a complex community with competing narratives of self-identity – as a religion, as an ethnicity, and as a global and national minority (in India and in the diaspora) – Sikh nationalism requires an integrated framework that recognises the rich symbolic heritage and how the nation and state-building projects of India and Pakistan have defined Sikh politics. Such a framework also needs to rethink the role of the diaspora as the agent of long-distance nationalism against the background of the rise of religious nationalisms.

Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: Sikhs, Nationalism, Diaspora, India, Pakistan, Khalistan
SOAS Departments & Centres: Departments and Subunits > School of History, Religions & Philosophies
ISSN: 17448727
DOI (Digital Object Identifier): https://doi.org/10.1080/17448727.2023.2198896
SWORD Depositor: JISC Publications Router
Date Deposited: 24 Apr 2023 08:46
URI: https://eprints.soas.ac.uk/id/eprint/39369

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