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Relocating Gender in Sikh History

Doris Jakobsch


This book charts the history of gender construction in Sikhism by focusing on the Singh Sabha Reform Movement spearheaded by British educated Sikhs in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The volume is based on a theoretical analysis of gender construction as a variable in social organization, and the time period examined is the colonial milieu following the annexation of Punjab by the British East India Company in 1849. Gender construction as a theoretical framework is combined with an investigation of two critical phases of Sikh history: the guru period, and the Singh Sabha Ref ... More

Keywords: gender construction, colonial Punjab, Guru period, Sikhism, Sikh reform initiatives, Sikh elite, British East India Company, Singh Sabha Reform movement, British administration, Victorian women

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780195679199
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195679199.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Doris Jakobsch, author
University of Waterloo, Canada