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Journal of Sikh & Punjāb Studies

ISSN: 0971-5223

Started in the U.K. in 1994 as International Journal of Punjāb Studies, it continued as Journal of Punjāb Studies under the auspices of the Global Studies Department at UC Santa Barbara from 2004 to 2015. In 2016, it moved to the newly created Global Institute for Sikh Studies, New York, and reincarnated itself as Journal of Sikh & Punjāb Studies.

JSPS' primary goal is to disseminate the latest research on the Punjab, a region located in the northwest of the Indian subcontinent. It welcomes articles on any facet of the land and its people from the Indus Valley Civilization (2000BCE) to the political bifurcation of the region into East Punjab (India) and West Punjab (Pakistan), in 1947, and the migration of many Punjabis around the globe in the subsequent decades.

JSPS is FREE, and we at GISS sincerely hope that scholars, teachers, students, and lay readers would make good use of this reservoir of information. All 24 volumes carrying over 200 articles and a large set of book reviews can be accessed and downloaded.


Journal of Sikh & Punjab Studies
Volume 25 - Number 1
Spring 2018

Special Issue on Punjab Assembly Elections February 2017


Journal of Sikh & Punjab Studies - Volume 25, No 1, Spring 2018

Table of Contents

Shinder S. Thandi  Editor's Introduction to Special Issue
Ronki Ram  What Went Wrong with the Third Alternative? Exploring the Rise and Demise of the Aam Aadmi Party in Punjab 
Harminder Kaur  Akali Dal-BJP Coalitions as Marriages of Convenience: A Historical Perspective on the 2017 Election 
Prerna Trehan  Understanding Obstacles to Dalit Mobilisation and Political Assertion During the 2017 Election 
Sucha S. Gill Explaining the Loss of SAD-BJP Alliance and AAP: Role of Governance and Policy Paralysis
Ashutosh Kumar,
Khusboo Mahajan,
& Hardeep Kaur
The 2017 Assembly Election in Punjab: Emergence of a Triangular Electoral System 
Jagrup S. Sekhon
& Sunayana Sharma
Dynamics of Electoral Process in 2017 Assembly Elections in Punjab 
H.S. Bhatti
& T.S. Jeji
Making Sense of the 2017 Punjab Assembly Elections Results
Pritam Singh
& Rajkamal S. Mann
Analysis of the Gurdaspur By-Election and Municipal Elections 


View the Journal of Sikh & Punjab Studies, Vol. 24, Nos. 1 & 2 | Spring-Fall 2017

View the Journal of Sikh & Punjab Studies, Vol. 23, Nos. 1 & 2 | Spring-Fall 2016