The resurgence of Bhindranwale's image in contemporary Punjab

  title={The resurgence of Bhindranwale's image in contemporary Punjab},
  author={P. Singh and N. Purewal},
  journal={Contemporary South Asia},
  pages={133 - 147}
  • P. Singh, N. Purewal
  • Published 2013
  • Political Science
  • Contemporary South Asia
  • This article will examine the resurgence since 2008 of the public imagery in Punjab of Sant Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale who symbolises a Sikh separatist movement against the Indian state which took shape in the 1980s. The rebellion, characterised in the mainstream urban-based Indian media as an extremist Khalistan movement, had its strongest years of support in the rural areas of Punjab from 1984 until the early 1990s. However, over 25 years later, the symbol of Bhindranwale, who was killed in… CONTINUE READING
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