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Dhadi Darbar - Religion, Violence, And The Performance Of Sikh History - Book By Michael Nijhawan

Publisher: Oxford University Press
Authors: Michael Nijhawan
Page: 272
Format: Hardbound
Language: English
Product Code: SHE224
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Summary Of 'Dhadi Darbar - Religion, Violence, And The Performance Of Sikh History' By Michael Nijhawan

Religion, Violence, and the Performance of Sikh History

How do traditions that entail a history of cultural and religious pluralism respond to situations of crisis and violence? What are the strategies of cultural performers to modern identity politics and how do they negotiate their social status in the realm of society and religion?

Dhadi Darbar offers the first systematic analysis of the dhadi tradition of song performance that has deep historical roots in Punjab. A study of the socio-cultural history and ethnography of this tradition, it traces significan changes in generic form and ideological content. Analysing key performative texts, themes such as Sikh martyr histories, and ethnographic narratives, Nijhawan demonstrates different ways in which this genre has become related to agendas of religious and political identity formation in twentieth-century Punjab.

The book captures critical historical junctures as sites of social engagement and cultural practice in which matters of religious and social identity are negotiated. It emphasizes the translatability and legitimization of violence in the post­Partition context, including the militancy of the 1980s and early 1990s.

Nijhawan draws on a wide range of unexplored historical and ethnographical sources and interactions with contemporary dhadi performers. He establishes that vernacular  oral narration encourages alternative forms of· historical imagination.The author arguesthat religion is an evolving area of social interaction, thus giving.rise to narrative linkages between religious. and political discourse.

Well-researched and lucidly written, this volume will be an interesting read for students and scholars across disciplines: Sikh studies, South Asia studies, history, sociology, anthropology, as well as the interested general reader.

 

About The Author Of 'Dhadi Darbar - Religion, Violence, And The Performance Of Sikh History'

Michael Nijhawan is Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, York University, Toronto, Canada. 

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