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Conferences, Lectures, Workshops

Aspects of Sikh Heritage

A Conference
Saturday, April 7, 2001
Hofstra University

Morning Session: The Khalsa: Past, Present, Future

Opening Remarks 10.00-10.15

The Dramatic Element in the Creation of the Khalsa
Nikky Singh (Colby College)

Sovereignty & Excess:
Remarks on the Transgressive Dynamics of the Khalsa
Navdeep Singh (University of Warwick)

Reflections on the Virinder Khalsa Tercentenial
Singh Kalra (University of Manchester)

Secularism & the Khalsa
Jasdev Singh Rai (University of Nottingham)

Questions 11.55–12.20

Afternoon Session: Reflections on the 200th Birth Centennial of Maharajah Ranjit Singh

Imagery of Maharajah Ranjit Singh
Amandeep Singh Madra (Victoria and Albert Museum)

Gendered Rules: Punjab Under Tejwant Kaur Purewal
Ranjit Singh and Rani Jindan (University of Manchester)

Preserving Sikh Heritage
Jeevan Deol (Cambridge University & Smithsonian Institute)

Questions 14.45–15.10

Tea/Coffee 15.10-15.25

Late Afternoon Session: Sikh Musicology

Colonialism and the Eclipse Of the Musical Subject in Sikh Studies
Arvind-pal Singh Mandair (University of London & Hofstra University)

Mind, Music and the Creation of Meaning
Surindar Singh Matharu

Gurmat Sangeet as an Approach to Healing
Daljit Singh

Questions 16.55-17.15

Tea/Coffee 17.15-17.30

Keynote Address
T. Sher Singh (University of Hull)

Final Remarks & Close 18.00