Professor Pashaura Singh comes to UCR from the University of Michigan,
Ann Arbor, where he taught Sikh studies, Punjabi language and Religions
of India for thirteen years. He combines a command of classical
and colloquial Punjabi and Hindi languages (including a working
knowledge of Sanskrit) and a sound knowledge of traditional Sikh
learning, manuscripts in archaic forms of Gurmukhi script and Indian
religious traditions, with a mastery of contemporary issues in textual
studies, canonicity, hermeneutics, literary theory, and history
of religions. His work on the Adi Granth (sacred Sikh scripture)
and early Sikh history is widely noted. His most recent monograph,
Life and Work of Guru Arjan, was on the "Best Sellers List"
in India (The Tribune, August 6, 2006)
University of Michigan
- PhD Religious Studies 1991 -University of Toronto
- MA Religious Studies 1987 -University of Calgary
- MA Religious Studies 1973 - Punjabi University
- Postdoctoral Fellowship awarded by the Social Sciences and
Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRCC), 1991-93.
- Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRCC)
Doctoral Fellowships for three academic years, University of Toronto,
- Gold Medal in M.A. for standing `First in the order of Merit
in the University,' Punjabi University, Patiala, India, 1973.
- Textual Criticism: Canon Formation and Hermeneutics, Historical
Analysis: Historically-grounded critical method based upon contextual
depth, Sikh Studies: Religion, History and Society, Indian Studies:
Religion in Modern India, Punjabi Language: Modern and classical/scriptural
(Sacred Language of the Sikhs)
- The Guru Granth Sahib: Canon, Meaning, and Authority (Oxford
University Press, New Delhi, 2000).
- The Bhagats of the Guru Granth Sahib: Sikh Self-Definition and
the Bhagat Bani (Oxford University Press, New Delhi, 2003).
- Life and Work of Guru Arjan: History, Memory and Biography in
the Sikh Tradition (Oxford University Press, New Delhi), 2006
- The Transmission of Sikh Heritage in the Diaspora, co-editor
with N. Gerald Barrier, (Manohar Publishers & Distributors,
New Delhi) 1996.
- Sikh Identity: Continuity and Change, co-editor with N. Gerald
Barrier, (Manohar Publishers & Distributors, New Delhi), 1999.
- Sikhism and History, Co-editor with N. Gerald Barrier, (Oxford
University Press, New Delhi), 2004.
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