Punjab Reconsidered

History, Culture, and Practice
Author(s): 
Malhotra, Anshu
Author(s): 
Mir, Farina
ISBN: 
9780198078012
Date published: 
March 2012
Hardback
Price: 
£32.50

This book considers the notion of 'Punjabiyat', and examines if there exists an 'idea of Punjab' or 'ideas of Punjab' that connects people from the region, now scattered across the globe. It discusses changing contours and notions of territoriality, migrations, and diaspora; language and literary cultures; colonial experience; religious identities; Sikh studies and identity; cultural and religious syncretism; and middle class and urban spaces; and conversion and politics of difference.