Tara Singh and Balwant Kaur Chattha and Gurbax Singh and Kirpal Kaur Brar Sikh Studies Professor; Professor, Asian Languages and Cultures
Arvind-Pal S. Mandair specializes in Sikh and South Asian studies. His research and teaching cut across several different fields including: World Philosophies, continental philosophy, postcolonial theory, translation studies, history and theory of religions, political theory and the study of spirituality and consciousness.
Spiritual Warriors: Violence and Non-Violence in Sikhism, Cambridge University Press (2021);
Sikh Philosophy, Bloomsbury Academic Press, (forthcoming 2022);
Geophilosophical Encounters: Decolonial Praxis, Diasporic Logics & Sikh Thought, Routledge (forthcoming 2022)
Religion and the Specter of the West: (Columbia University Press (2009)
Sikhism: Vol 8 of Encyclopedia of Indian Religions, Springer (2017)
Sikhism: A Guide For the Perplexed (Bloomsbury 2013)
Secularism and Religion-Making (with Markus Dressler, Oxford University Press 2011)
Teachings of the Sikh Gurus (with Christopher Shackle, Routledge 2005.
Sikh Religion, Culture and Ethnicity, co-edited with Christopher Shackle & Gurharpal Singh. Curzon Press (2001)
Books in Progress:
War Machines: Sovereignty, Violence and Civic Space (monograph)
The Sikh World (edited volume with Pashaura Singh)
Diasporicities (edited volume)
He is founding editor of the Routledge journal Sikh Formations: Religion, Culture and Theory and edits two new book series: Routledge Critical Sikh Studies and Routledge Studies in Translation and Religion. For details about his research, teaching, publications and outreach activities please visit his personal website.