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The Making of Sikh Scripture

Gurinder Singh Mann

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195130249
eISBN:
9780199834433
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195130243.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Sikhism

At present numbering twenty million adherents and spread the world over, the Sikhs represent a monotheistic tradition founded by Guru Nanak (1469–1539) in the Punjab, a region that served as a ... More


Punjab Reconsidered: History, Culture, and Practice

Anshu Malhotra and Farina Mir (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198078012
eISBN:
9780199080984
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198078012.001.0001
Subject:
History, Indian History

This interdisciplinary volume seeks to consider the notion of ‘Punjabiyat’, a loosely defined term often used to describe a sentiment of belonging or attachment to Punjab and/or the foundations of a ... More


History, Literature, and Identity: Four Centuries of Sikh Tradition

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198070740
eISBN:
9780199080427
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198070740.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Sikhism

This book presents a comprehensive account of Sikh history and tradition, beginning with the founding of the community to the impact of modernity on Sikh institutions in the Punjab. It discusses ... More


Secular States in Crisis

Seyyed Vali Reza Nasr

in The Islamic Leviathan: Islam and the making of State Power.

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195144260
eISBN:
9780199833931
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195144260.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Malaysia and Pakistan sought to address their problems through economic growth and the management of ethnic tensions. Malaysia pursued the New Economic Policy (NEP) to favor Malay bumiputras (sons of ... More


Resizing and Reshaping the State: India from Partition to the Present

Gurharpal Singh

in Right-sizing the State: The Politics of Moving Borders

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199244904
eISBN:
9780191600050
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199244901.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Gurharpal Singh traces the institutional dependence of the Indian state on conceptions of itself and its original borders as sacrosanct. But, the author argues that the state is, in reality, reshaped ... More


Russian Rule in Samarkand 1868-1910: A Comparison with British India

Alexander Morrison

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199547371
eISBN:
9780191720710
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199547371.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This book studies the colonial administration created by the Russians in Central Asia after 1865, focusing on the city of Samarkand and its hinterland in the Zarafshan Valley. Throughout the book ... More


Sikhs and Their Scripture

Gurinder Singh Mann

in The Making of Sikh Scripture

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195130249
eISBN:
9780199834433
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195130243.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Sikhism

The historical background to the Sikh religion is outlined, and an account given of the Adi Granth (“original book”) – the primary Sikh scripture, which is considered to be the highest authority ... More


States of Birth

George H. Gadbois, Jr

in Judges of the Supreme Court of India: 1950 - 1989

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198070610
eISBN:
9780199080755
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198070610.003.0023
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter examines the states of birth of the judges. The ninety-three judges were born in sixteen of the twenty-five states which existed in the 1980s. Uttar Pradesh and Maharashtra are ... More


Sharing the Sacred: Practicing Pluralism in Muslim North India

Anna Bigelow

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195368239
eISBN:
9780199867622
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195368239.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Sacred and civic spaces in religiously plural communities are peacefully shared all the time, yet we rarely hear about such places. This book is a finely grained study of Malerkotla, an Indian town ... More


Chapter 4. Partition and Beyond: Peace, Politics, and the New India

Anna Bigelow

in Sharing the Sacred: Practicing Pluralism in Muslim North India

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195368239
eISBN:
9780199867622
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195368239.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

According to all available sources (archives and interviews), no one in Malerkotla was killed in the interreligious violence of Partition, and most of the Muslim population remained. Explanations for ... More


Religious Transformation in South Asia: The Meanings of Conversion in Colonial Punjab

Christopher Harding

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199548224
eISBN:
9780191720697
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199548224.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History, History of Religion

This book investigates mass conversion movements towards Christianity in late colonial India, examining the internal dynamics of conversion and Christian community-building in the region of Punjab. ... More


Clients and Brokers

COLIN NEWBURY

in Patrons, Clients, and Empire: Chieftaincy and Over-rule in Asia, Africa, and the Pacific

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199257812
eISBN:
9780191717864
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199257812.003.03
Subject:
History, World Early Modern History

In ‘Indian’ India, older techniques won political influence and access to resources for the governments of Madras, Bombay and Surat in Awadh, the Carnatic, the Maratha Deccan, and the states of South ... More


Introduction

Christopher Harding

in Religious Transformation in South Asia: The Meanings of Conversion in Colonial Punjab

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199548224
eISBN:
9780191720697
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199548224.003.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History, History of Religion

This chapter introduces the major questions and problems which the book seeks to tackle, placing them in historical and historiographical context. Following an overview of the conversion movements in ... More


Visions of the Future

Christopher Harding

in Religious Transformation in South Asia: The Meanings of Conversion in Colonial Punjab

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199548224
eISBN:
9780191720697
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199548224.003.0006
Subject:
History, Asian History, History of Religion

This chapter explores the Christian village experiment. Brand new villages, constructed by the missions on land reclaimed through canal irrigation in western Punjab, offered missionaries control of ... More


Not so splendid isolation

Gordon Fraser

in Cosmic Anger: Abdus Salam - The First Muslim Nobel Scientist

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199208463
eISBN:
9780191708954
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199208463.003.0007
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

This chapter focuses on Salam's life after interest in quantum field theory went out of fashion. Salam's scholarship, originally from British India but now taken over by the government of the new ... More


The Long Road to Social Security: Assessing the Implementation of National Social Security Initiatives for the Working Poor in India

K.P. Kannan and Jan Breman (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780198090311
eISBN:
9780199082490
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198090311.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

In 2004, the first United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government of India created a National Commission for Enterprises in the Unorganised Sector (NCEUS) to review the country’s informal economy in ... More


Language, the Nation, and Symbolic Capital: The Case Of Punjab *

Alyssa Ayres

in Punjab Reconsidered: History, Culture, and Practice

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198078012
eISBN:
9780199080984
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198078012.003.0018
Subject:
History, Indian History

A movement to ‘revive’ the spirit of the Punjabi language, the Punjabiyat movement, has been catalyzed from within Pakistan — raising intriguing questions about language, nationalism, and the ... More


Panths and Piety in the Nineteenth Century: The gulabdasis of punjab

Anshu Malhotra

in Punjab Reconsidered: History, Culture, and Practice

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198078012
eISBN:
9780199080984
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198078012.003.0036
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter explores the devotional world of the Gulabdasi panth, a nineteenth century sect of Punjab, through varied interpretations of Gulabdas’ life, and by reading the writings of one of his ... More


Genre and Devotion in Punjabi Popular Narratives: Rethinking cultural and religious syncretism *

Farina Mir

in Punjab Reconsidered: History, Culture, and Practice

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198078012
eISBN:
9780199080984
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198078012.003.0040
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter examines a genre of Punjabi popular narratives — qisse, or epic-romances — as historical sources that contribute to our understanding of aesthetic and religious culture in colonial ... More


Environmental History, Biradari, and the Making of Pakistani Punjab

David Gilmartin

in Punjab Reconsidered: History, Culture, and Practice

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198078012
eISBN:
9780199080984
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198078012.003.0047
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter links Punjab’s large-scale environmental transformations, brought by British canal irrigation, to partition and the creation of Pakistan. Colonial irrigation and settlement policies ... More


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