The Politics of Sikh Identity: Understanding Religious Exclusion

  title={The Politics of Sikh Identity: Understanding Religious Exclusion},
  author={Paramjit S. Judge and Manjit Kaur},
  journal={Sociological Bulletin},
  pages={110 - 89}
The issue of Sikh identity has never been laid to rest by any section of Sikh religio-political leadership in Punjab. Controlled by the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) – a statutory body established through legislative enactment – the identity issue has been swinging like a pendulum from one extreme to another. Instead of recognising diversity in the Sikh tradition, there have been attempts to construct singular identity. Caught between political pragmatism and the extremist… 
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