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The Sikh Religious Tradition: Fundamentalisms, Old and New

T. N. Madan

in Modern Myths, Locked Minds: Secularism and Fundamentalism in India

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780198065104
eISBN:
9780199080182
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198065104.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Sociology of Religion

The secular state in the context of India's major indigenous religious traditions—namely, Hinduism and Sikhism—does not mean that a constitutional wall separates the state from the church here as it ... More


Fatal Miscalculation 1

Khushwant Singh

in A History of the Sikhs: Volume 2: 1839-2004

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195673098
eISBN:
9780199080595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195673098.003.0021
Subject:
Religion, Sikhism

This chapter studies the efforts of Prime Minister Indira Gandhi and her proposed course of action against the Akalis and Bhindranwale. Her first plan was an assault on the citadel where the Akalis ... More


Communalism and Ethnicity

Dipankar Gupta and Ramin Jahanbegloo

in Talking Sociology: Dipankar Gupta in Conversation with Ramin Jahanbegloo

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780199489374
eISBN:
9780199094110
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199489374.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Culture, Social Movements and Social Change

Gupta discusses the concept of ethnicity through his study of the Sikh identity. He underlines the importance of context in the interpretation of culture. In the 1980s, Sikhism was seen as a religion ... More


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