A series of interview-based episodes with academics, authors, historians and activists with respect to Sikh and Panjabi history hosted by Sukhraj Singh.
Neoliberalism in Punjab with Dr. Shreya Sinha
In this episode we are joined by Dr. Shreya Sinha who is a research associate at Cambridge University and her research interests lie in agrarian political economy, sociology of economic relations, regional development, neoliberalism, and India and South Asia.
We discuss Neoliberalism in Punjab with respect to the agrarian economy in Punjab, in particular its historical context and some of the consequences surrounding the policies that have had an impact on Punjab ranging from debt, farmer suicides, migration and more.
On Caste, Sikhi & Ambedkar with Dr. Suraj Yengde
In this episode we are joined by Dr. Suraj Yengde, who is a public scholar and the author of the bestseller “Caste Matters” and co-editor of award winning anthology “The Radical in Ambedkar”. We discuss his personal profile where he describes his upbringing being born and brought up in Nanded, his own articulation of the caste system, his impression of Sikhi as an anti-caste philosophy as well as the role of the Khalsa and the relationship between Dr. Ambedkar and Sikhi.
Masculinity and Sexuality in Northern India with Professor Joseph Alter
In this episode we are joined by Joseph Alter, who is a Professor of anthropology and the University of Pittsburgh with interests in the relationship among religion, nationalism, health and the body in South Asia. we explore the themes of masculinity and sexuality in North India and take closer look at topics such as Brahmanism, nationalism, sport, colonialism, Caste, regional differences and gender expression and see how they are all formulated with respect to each other.
The Feminine Sikh Principle with Professor Nikky-Guninder Kaur Singh
In this episode we are joined by Nikky-Guninder Kaur Singh who is a Professor of Religion and Chair in the Department of Religious Studies at Colby College. We discuss her two books, “The Feminine Principle in the Sikh Vision of the Transcendent” and also “The Birth of the Khalsa - A Feminist Re-Memory of Sikh Identity”.
Podcards From The Colonies with Sahiba Kaur Chadha
In this episode we are joined by Sahiba Kaur Chadha who is an architect by profession but also runs an online blog called PodCards from the Colonies, which is a series of podcasts episodes which tell the personal stories and oral histories of people that have lived experiences or memories of British Colonialism.
Sikhi & Buddhism with Professor Balbinder Singh Bhogal
In this episode we are joined by Professor Balbinder Singh Bhogal, an associate professor in Religion and the holder of the Chair in Sikh Studies at Hofstra University. We will be exploring a discussion on Sikhi and Buddhism and more generally the outlook of world religions with respect to western, Indic and east Asian faith and traditions.
Professor Bhogal's academic profile and publications are available on his academia.edu profile via the following link, https://hofstra.academia.edu/BalbinderSinghBhogal