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Teaching Positions

The Global Studies Department at the University of California, Santa Barbara

invites applications for KAPANY CHAIR IN GLOBAL AND SIKH STUDIES AT UCSB (applications due by September 15, 2017) Kapany Chair ad 2017


Gurmani Centre for Language and Literatures, Lahore University of Management Studies

invites applications for a full-time position in Punjabi language and literature (applications due by May 31, 2017) Click here for details


Central University Punjab, Bathinda

invites applications for Guru Gobind Singh Professorship and Satguru Ram Singh Professorship in Sikh Studies (applications due March 8) Click here for details



Bi-Annual Sikh Studies Conference

UC Riverside
May 12-13, 2017



January 12, 2017: Over 350 state and federal officials attended Gurbir Singh Grewal's oath taking ceremony for the prosecutor of Bergen County, NJ. It started with a Sikh invocation, and Amrit, his wife, held the gutka, when Gurbir took the oath. We wish the couple a great success in its new role. Click here to read the complete story

November 17, 2016: We wish Amarjīt Chandan a happy 70th Birthday. Here are three versions of one of his superb songs.

November 3, 2016: Francesca Cassio, S.H.K.Chair in Sikh Musicology at Hofstra University, presented Gurbāṇī kīrtan, accompanied by Parminder Singh Bhamra on the joṛī-pakhāvaj, and Nirvair Kaur Khalsa on the tāūs.

October 19, 2016: Our congratulations to Wāris Ahlūwālīā for the honor bestowed upon him at Gracie Mansion, New York City

With profound sadness, we register the deaths of Sukhwant Kaur Mann (1933-June 14, 2016), and Gurdial Singh (1933-August 16, 2016).

For assessment of their work, please see

D. Kaur, Sukhwant Kaur Mann: Preserving Cultural Memory Through Fiction, Journal of Punjāb Studies (13:1-2), 247-253.  

Rana Nayar, Gurdial Singh: A Storyteller Extraordinaire,
Journal of Punjāb Studies (13:1-2), 229-246.  


August 8, 2016: Our congratulations to Dr. Harkeerat and Deepta Dhillon of Riverside, CA, for endowing “award to fund Ph.D. research in Sikh and Punjābī culture and history at U.C. Riverside.