Department of Humanities and Social Sciences

Indian Institute of Technology Ropar

HSS Seminar

The Sikh Panth: Its History and Historiography


Prof. Gurinder Singh Mann

December  6, 2017 (Monday) at  3:00 PM

Venue:  Conference Room  1


The presentation will include a brief survey of existing scholarly literature on Sikh history and historiography, analyze the significance of history in Sikh life, examine the tradition of Sikh history writing, and conclude with a set of suggestions for the new generation of scholars as they generate their own narrative of Sikh history.


Brief Bio-sketch of the speaker 

Prof. Gurinder Singh Mann taught Sikh Studies at Columbia University, New York (1988-1999), held Kundan Kaur Kapany Chair in Sikh Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara (1999-2015), and is currently the director of the Global Institute for Sikh Studies, New York <http://giss.org>.  His publications include The Goindval Pothis (Harvard Oriental Series 51, 1996); The Making of Sikh Scripture (Oxford University Press, 2001); Sikhism (Prentice Hall, 2004); and he oversees the Journal of Sikh and Punjab Studies (http://giss.org/researchnew.html).