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In addition to the conferences, we had the honor to host lectures by the following people:

Lectures 2008-09:

Professor Goswamy in discussion with graduate students
Professor Goswamy in discussion
with graduate students
November, 2008
B.N. Goswamy
Panjab University
Lecture Title:
"Art as a Source of Sikh History"


Lectures 2007-08:

October 18, 2007 Ahmad Salim
a leading Punjabi poet of Pakistan:
"Punjabi language and Literature in West Punjab”
November 16, 2007 Michel Hawley
Religious Studies, University of Calgary:
"Sikh Studies at the American Academy of Religion”
December 3, 2007 Mahesh Kumar
History, Panjab University, Chandigarh:
"State Formation in the Punjab Hills”
December 3, 2007 Daniel Michon
Religion, Claremont McKenna College:
"Punjab Archeology: The State of the Field”
April 14, 2008 Purnima Dhavan
History, University of Washington:
"Eighteenth Century Sikh History"
April 21, 2008 Christopher Shackle
Oriental Studies, London University:
Title to be announced
April 28, 2008 Bruce La Brack
History, University of the Pacific:
"South Asians in the United States"
May 12, 2008 Michael Nijhawan
Sociology, York University:
“The Dhadhis and the Sikh Militant Singing”


Lectures 2006-07:

May 31, 2007


Narendra Parson
Physician and Indian Art Collector

Narendra Parson, a major collector of Sikh and Jain art in the United States, spoke on the history of Jain art and the important items in his personal collection.


April 17 , 2007



Shinder Thandi
Coventry University, United Kingdom

April 11, 2007


Judith Brown
Beit Professor of the History of the
British Commonwealth
Oxford University

Professor Brown shared stories about her early years in the Punjab.


March 5, 2007



Inderjit Kaur
Music Department
University of California, Santa Cruz

"Role of music in Sikh Devotion"


February 17, 2007



Gurpal Singh Bhuller
Collector of Sikh Art

"from Malaysia to the United States"

February 15, 2007


Farina Mir
Assistant Professor
University of Michigan

"British policy towards Punjab in the 1850's"



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