By Tony Ballantyne
Constructing an expansive old archive, Ballantyne attracts on movie, sculpture, fiction, and sites, in addition to inner most papers, govt files, journalism, and trip narratives. He proceeds from a critique of modern historiography at the improvement of Sikhism to an research of ways Sikh id replaced over the process the lengthy 19th century. Ballantyne is going directly to provide a interpreting of the contested interpretations of the lifetime of Dalip Singh, the final Maharaja of Punjab. He concludes with an exploration of bhangra, a standard kind of Punjabi dance that diasporic artists have reworked right into a globally well known tune sort. a lot of bhangra’s fresh evolution stems from encounters of the Sikh and Afro-Caribbean groups, relatively within the uk. Ballantyne contends that such cross-cultural encounters are crucial in defining Sikh id either in Punjab and the diaspora.
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Between Colonialism and Diaspora: Sikh Cultural Formations in an Imperial World by Tony Ballantyne