Punjab Research Group

Punjab Research Group ‘Punjab: Past, Present, Future’ Punjab Research Group Conference, March 26, 2022 (St Antony’s College, Oxford)

Posted in News/Information by rsmaan on March 23, 2022

DETAILED PROGRAMME
09.30- 09.45: Registration

09.45- 10.00: Welcome address: Pritam Singh, Prof Emeritus, Oxford Brookes University

10:00-11.05: Session I. Sikh studies
Chair: Prof. Gurnam Singh, Associate Professor of Sociology, University of Warwick

10.00-10.20: Application of Life Course Perspective: Understanding Panjab through Life Courses of Sikh Political Prisoners
Baljeet Kaur, Associate – Mitigation, Project39 A, National Law University Delhi, India

10.20-10.40: The Road to Empire: The Political Education of Khalsa Sikhs in the late 1600s
Satnam Singh, Independent researcher, Master of Arts (M.A) University of Copenhagen, and currently Senior Advisor to the Danish authorities in the prevention of honor-based violence against women.

10.40-11.05: Discussion

11.05-11.30: Tea/Coffee Break

11.30-12.35: Session II. Political Studies
Chair: Dr Pippa Virdee, Reader in Modern South Asian History, School of Humanities, De Montfort University, Leicester, UK

11.30-11.50: Punjab and the Politics of the 18th Constitutional Amendment in Pakistan
Salman Rafi, Doctoral Researcher, Department of Politics and International Studies, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London

11.50-12.10: Collaboration, Resistance, and state surveillance in Punjab: Multan’s Role in ‘Munity’ of 1857
Sohail Khan, Visiting Scholar at School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) University of London

12.10-12.35: Discussion

12.40-13.00: Honouring of Late Dr Darshan Tatla with Lifetime Achievement Award

13.00-14.00: Lunch Break

14.00-15:35: Session III. Punjabiyat and culture
Chair: Dr Pargat Singh, Sikh Education Council, UK

14:00-14:20: Punjabiyat: An Emerging/reviving Phenomenon in Pakistani/west Punjab
Sadia Masood, PhD scholar at National Institute of Pakistan Studies, QAU, Islamabad

14:20-14:40: Sikhism and Covid-19: Ethics of community service and activism
Nadia Singh, Senior Lecturer Economics, Northumbria University, UK

14:40-15:00: Culture of Punjab in Gurdial Singh’s Parsa: Society and Tradition
Aarti Malhotra, Assistant professor in English, General Shivdev Singh Diwan Gurbachan Singh Khalsa College Patiala, Punjab, India

15.00-15:35: Discussion

15.35-16.00: Tea/Coffee Break

16.00-17.05: Session IV. Gender studies
Chair: Prof. Eleanor Nesbitt, Professor Emeritus, Warwick Religions and Education Research Unit, Centre for Educational Studies, University of Warwick, Coventry

16.00-16.20: Medical knowledges and Embodied Identities in late colonial Punjab: The case of Punjabi Masculinity
Nikita Azad, PhD researcher in the History of Science, Medicine, and Technology at the University of Oxford

16.20-16.40: Incest Abuse: Stories of shame to be silenced or supported?
Supreet Dhiman, Director – Research & Projects, End Incest Trust, Chandigarh, India

16.40-17.05: Discussion

17:05-17.15: Deliberation on/Announcement of Best Presenter Award

17.15-17:20: Vote of Thanks
Professor Pritam Singh, Conference Director

A tribute to the scholar par excellence Dr. Darshan Singh Tatla by Prof. Pritam Singh.

Posted in News/Information by rsmaan on July 17, 2021

An appeal from award-winning author, Aanchal Malhotra, for Punjabis to get in touch if you’re interested in this project

Posted in Diaspora, News/Information by rsmaan on June 18, 2020

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An appeal from award-winning author, Aanchal Malhotra, for Punjabis to get in touch if you’re interested in this project:

The Punjabis. I have recently been commissioned to work on a history of Punjabi people. The Punjabis are a complex community, no longer bound by geography, but by an unspoken ethos, and are now spread vastly across the subcontinent and in the diaspora of the world. They are a populace constantly evolving, expanding and enduring; a versatile, adaptable, varied community, whose ethos of Punjabiyat extends beyond a fixed geography.

The Punjabis is a study of the peoples that can trace their origins to the land of the five rivers. As an oral historian, I am interested in the personal and familial stories connected to Punjabi history, identity, ethnicity, race, geography, language, religion, community, diaspora, family life and relationships, culture, literature, folklore, mythology, and food.

Aanchal’s email address is aanchal@aanchalmalhotra.com

Here’s a page from Aanchal’s website, where you can see the kinds of things she writes about – https://www.aanchalmalhotra.com/writing/

Remnants of Partition is an oral history archive and the first study of material culture carried across the border during the Partition. It was shortlisted for the British Academy’s 2019 Nayef Al Rodhan Prize for Global Cultural Understanding, and several other awards in India. Even though the book has been published for a few years now, I am still continuing the research to record stories of objects – however small or large – people carried with them across the border to both sides in 1947.

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GRFDT interview with Shinder Thandi

Posted in Articles by Pippa on November 1, 2014

Given the heterogeneous nature of the Punjabi diaspora, one size fits all policies will not do, it has to be multi-pronged.

Diasporas can make a contribution in terms of fostering entrepreneurship and innovation, enable technology and knowledge transfer, as well as transferring other intangible assets, says Prof. Shinder S. Thandi of Coventry University in an interview with Dr. Sadananda Sahoo, Editor, Roots and Routes.

Please view the interview online at: http://www.grfdt.com/InterviewDetails.aspx?TabId=2038

 

 

Invitation for an international conference on the Punjabi Diaspora’s linkages to host societies

Posted in Conferences by Pippa on October 8, 2014

The Department of Punjabi at Punjabi University has planned a three day conference on the Punjabi Diaspora on January 20-22, 2015. This will be a third such gathering of scholars with the main theme of this seminar will be an exploration of the Punjabi Diaspora’s interaction with host societies. The last two conferences were devoted to [a] Punjabi Diasporas’ linkage with Punjab as its ‘homeland’ [b] The first conference had a general theme while trying to map various aspects of the Punjabi Diaspora. This third conference, like the previous two, will be spread over three days. Scholars are invited to contribute on any of the topics falling under the main theme of the Punjabi Diaspora’s interaction with host societies which is elaborated below.

Please see attached for full details Diaspora Conference 2015

Lakhvir Singh, Chairman, Punjabi Department.

Email address: punjabidiasporaconference@gmail.com

Alternatively, please write to us at:

Department of Punjabi, Punjabi University, Patiala-147002, Punjab, India

 

Special Issue of South Asian Diaspora: Imagining Punjab and the Punjabi Diaspora

Posted in Academic Journals, Articles, Migration, Poetry and Literature by Pippa on July 30, 2014

South Asian Diaspora Volume 6, Issue 2, 2014

http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/rsad20/6/2#.U9jNzKgpOHl

 

Introduction

Imagining Punjab and the Punjabi diaspora: after more than a century of Punjabi migration

Anjali Gera Roy

Articles:

  • ‘The heart, stomach and backbone of Pakistan’: Lahore in novels by Bapsi Sidhwa and Mohsin Hamid Claire Chambers
  • Culture shock on Southall Broadway: re-thinking ‘second-generation’ return through ‘geographies of Punjabiness’ Kaveri Qureshi
  • Punjabiyat and the music of Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan Virinder S. Kalra
  • Tracing Sufi influence in the works of contemporary Siraiki Poet, Riffat Abbas Nukhbah Taj Langah
  • Exiled in its own land: Diasporification of Punjabi in Punjab Abbas Zaidi
  • (Dis)honourable paradigms: a critical reading of Provoked, Shame and Daughters of Shame Shweta Kushal & Evangeline Manickam
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