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Punjab Reconsidered: History, Culture, and Practice

Anshu Malhotra and Farina Mir

Abstract

This interdisciplinary volume seeks to consider the notion of ‘Punjabiyat’, a loosely defined term often used to describe a sentiment of belonging or attachment to Punjab and/or the foundations of a shared, cross-religious, cross-caste, cross-class culture. It takes as its starting point the question of whether, despite political, social, religious—indeed, historical—differences, there are notions of ‘Punjabiyat’/Punjabiness that constitute the Punjab as a region conceptually in history, culture, and practice. The essays in this volume each examine a different Punjabi culture—language-based an ... More

Keywords: Punjab, Punjabiyat, Sikh, Hindu, Muslim, belonging, attachment, culture, historiography, cultural history

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780198078012
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198078012.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Anshu Malhotra, editor
Associate Professor, Department of History, University of Delhi, Delhi

Farina Mir, editor
Associate Professor, Department of History, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

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