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From Chandigarh to Vancouver: Reimagining Home and Identity in the Films of Harbhajan Mann

NICOLA MOONEY

in Travels of Bollywood Cinema: From Bombay to LA

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198075981
eISBN:
9780199081523
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198075981.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter sheds light on the production of a transnational Punjabi rusticity through the Punjabi film that criss-crosses between villages in Punjab and diasporic Punjabi settlements in Birmingham, ... More


East Africa: Caste Religion

Paul Younger

in New Homelands: Hindu Communities in Mauritius, Guyana, Trinidad, South Africa, Fiji, and East Africa

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195391640
eISBN:
9780199866649
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195391640.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

Indian traders had long been landing on the East African coast when the British Protectorate in the area decided that they needed Indian workers to build a railway into inland Uganda. They recruited ... More


Pakistan: “Why Would Our Hajjis Vote against Us?”

Robert R. Bianchi

in Guests of God: Pilgrimage and Politics in the Islamic World

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780195171075
eISBN:
9780199835102
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195171071.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Hajj growth closely tracks the power struggles and ideological shifts that shaped and demolished Pakistan’s political regimes. Zulfikar Ali Bhutto and his Pakistan People’s Party helped to invent ... More


Since 1947: Partition Narratives among Punjabi Migrants of Delhi

Ravinder Kaur

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195683776
eISBN:
9780199081844
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195683776.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

‘Since 1947’, an oft-encountered phrase in Delhi, has been used in this book for an incursion into the embedded themes of disruption in one's everyday life: forced migration, and then reparation; ... More


Punjabi Sufi Poetry from Farid to Farid

Christopher Shackle

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/9780198078012.003.0016
Subject:
History, Indian History

The chapter offers a critique of the continuing influence of Lajwanti Rama Krishna’s pioneering English-language monograph Panjabi Sufi Poets (1938). It is argued that consequent misunderstandings of ... 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


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


Being Middle Class in Late Colonial Punjab

Markus Daechsel

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/9780198078012.003.0049
Subject:
History, Indian History

Whilst a ‘middle class’ identity is easily discernable in contemporary Punjabi culture, it is far harder to pinpoint in colonial Punjab. The political economy of the pre-Partition province was ... More


The Lahore Film Industry: A Historical Sketch

ISHTIAQ AHMED

in Travels of Bollywood Cinema: From Bombay to LA

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198075981
eISBN:
9780199081523
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198075981.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter presents a sweeping historical overview of the flows between Lahore and Bombay before and after 1947. It shows how two major factors — Partition and the rise of Islam in Pakistan — led ... More


Sikhism

Doris R. Jakobsh

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835330
eISBN:
9780824870669
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835330.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This book offers a comprehensive overview of Sikhism, which originated in India’s Punjab region five hundred years ago. As the numbers of Sikhs settling outside of India continues to grow, it is ... More


Sikh Militancy and Non-violence

Paul Wallace

in Sikhism in Global Context

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198075547
eISBN:
9780199082056
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198075547.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Sikhism

This chapter reports that, contrary to stereotypes, the Sikhs are not essentially violent, but militant where ‘militancy’ does not mean violence in actions and reactions alone but also an aggressive ... More


Diaspora Philanthropy: The Case of Sikhs Giving Back to Punjab

Verne A. Dusenbery and Darshan S. Tatla

in Sikhism in Global Context

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198075547
eISBN:
9780199082056
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198075547.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Sikhism

This chapter investigates the philanthropy of contemporary Sikh diaspora in Punjab, a practice of giving that goes back to the earliest decades of Sikh migration from Punjab. Overseas Sikhs have ... More


A Community of Narrative

Ravinder Kaur

in Since 1947: Partition Narratives among Punjabi Migrants of Delhi

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195683776
eISBN:
9780199081844
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195683776.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

The basis of a Punjabi migrant community, noticeable during the Lajpat Nagar demolitions, lies in the master narrative of Partition uprooting, migration, and resettlement, which dissolves the ... More


A law unto themselves? An acoustic phonetic study of ‘tonal’ consonants in British Panjabi

Jane Stuart‐Smith and Mario Cortina‐Borja

in Laws and Rules in Indo‐European

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199609925
eISBN:
9780191741579
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199609925.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

Despite the interesting position of Panjabi as one of the few Modern Indo-Aryan languages to show lexical tone, there has been little phonetic investigation into the phenomenon, or consideration of ... More


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

Khushwant Singh

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195673098
eISBN:
9780199080595
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195673098.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Sikhism

This second volume of A History of the Sikhs, recounts a variety of issues related to the Sikh, as they struggle to survive as a separate community. It is divided into five parts, which examine a ... More


Master Tara Singh in Indian History: Colonialism, Nationalism, and the Politics of Sikh Identity

J.S. Grewal

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780199467099
eISBN:
9780199089840
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199467099.001.0001
Subject:
History, Indian History

This is the first comprehensive study of Master Tara Singh (1885–1967), placed in the wider context of Indian history. It is based on a large volume and variety of source materials in English and ... More


Narrating the Person: Images of the Guru

Pashaura Singh

in Life and Work of Guru Arjan

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195679212
eISBN:
9780199080687
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195679212.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Sikhism

This study has reconstructed Guru Arjan's life based upon history, memory, tradition, and mythic representation. By using a multidisciplinary approach and placing documentary evidence in the light of ... More


The Sikh Homeland

Khushwant Singh

in A History of the Sikhs: Volume 1: 1469-1838

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195673081
eISBN:
9780199080601
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195673081.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Sikhism

This chapter provides a detailed description of the Sikh homeland, Punjab. The beginning of the chapter presents a geographical description of the area, including its land forms and boundaries. The ... More


Epilogue

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/9780195673098.003.0025
Subject:
Religion, Sikhism

This chapter discusses the differences between the Sikhs’ and Punjabi Hindus’ perception of the events that dotted their entire history. These include the assault of the Golden Temple in June 1984 ... More


Body Enraptured: The Lips of Shāh Ḥussayn

Scott Kugle

in Sufis & Saints' Bodies: Mysticism, Corporeality, and Sacred Power in Islam

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807830819
eISBN:
9781469602684
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807872772_kugle.11
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter examines the spiritual potential of bodily contact. It investigates the lips, as invoked by this Qur'anic passage, and does so by exploring the body of Shah Hussayn, a Sufi of the Qadiri ... More


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