Social – Cultural

With Sikhs living and growing up in various regions all over the world, cultures unique to each region may influence Sikh values, interpretations, and attitudes.  We intend to examine how Sikhs cope with the need to assimilate while simultaneously preserving their unique identities.

Some areas that we plan to look at:

* Role of women in Sikhism – actual conditions versus espoused values.
* How is Sikhi evolving in Western countries verses Eastern countries?
* What is the trajectory of Sikhism during today’s dynamic political and social environment?
* Some successful Sikhs around the world
* Fiction books

Some potential reads:

* Sikh Identity: An Exploration of Groups among Sikhs by Opinderjit Kaur Takhar
* Relocating Gender in Sikh History: Transformation, Meaning and Identity by Doris Jakobsh

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