‘Forced’ conversions in the British Sikh diaspora

  title={‘Forced’ conversions in the British Sikh diaspora},
  author={Katy Pal Sian},
  journal={South Asian Popular Culture},
  pages={115 - 130}
  • K. Sian
  • Published 1 July 2011
  • Sociology
  • South Asian Popular Culture
The concern over ‘forced’ conversions believed to be initiated by ‘predatory’ Muslim males, who ‘groom’ Sikh ‘girls’ into converting to Islam against their will, continues to resurface within the British public eye. This narrative first emerged in late 1980s and early 1990s and has been reproduced to establish the threat of the Muslim ‘Other’. Such a discourse remains fixed within the Sikh social fabric as the tale continues to circulate within the collective despite a lack of evidence to… 
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