Academic Articles, Book Chapters and Encyclopedia Entries

“Im/Materialities: Diaspora as a New Image of Translation”, currently under review with the journal Religion, Vol. 49. No. 3, 2019

“Sikh Afterlife Beliefs and Funerary Practices” in The Routledge Companion to Death and Dying, ed. Christopher Moreman, New York: Routledge, 2018

 “Decolonizing Secularism’s Conceptual Matrix” in Comparative Studies of South Asia, the Middle East and Africa, Durham: Duke University Press, 2018

“Translation” and “Hegel” in Religion, Theory, Critique: Classic and Contemporary Approaches, ed. Richard King, New York: Columbia University Press, 2017

“Postcolonialism” in The Oxford Handbook of the Study of Religion, ed. Michael Stausberg and Steven Engler, New York: Oxford University Press, 2016

“Sikhs, Sovereignty and Modern Government” in Religion as a Category of Government and Sovereignty, ed. Timothy Fitzgerald, Naomi Goldenberg and Trevor Stack, Leiden: Brill Academic Publishing, 2015

“Lived Abstractions: Sikh Philosophy as a Practice of Everyday Life” Sikh Formations: Religion, Culture, Theory, Vol. 11, No. 1-2, 2015: 174-189

“Akali Dal”, “Sikh Ethics”, “Time”, Sikhi/Sikhism”, “Gurmukhi Script”, and “Singh Sabha Reform Movement“, in Encyclopedia of Indian Religions, ed. Arvind Sharma, Heidelberg and New Delhi: Springer, 2015

“Sikh Philosophy” in The Oxford Handbook of Sikh Studies, ed. Pashaura Singh and Lou Fenech, New York: Oxford University Press, 2014

“Ideologies of the Christian Secular Continuum: Reflections on the Oak Creek Tragedy”, Sikh Formations: Religion, Culture and Theory, Vol. 9, No. 2, 2013: 199-208

“Aporias of the Postsecular”, Religion, Vol. 42, No. 1, 2012: 131-139

“Valences of the Dialectic: Un-Inheriting the Religion-Secular Binary in Sikh Studies”, Religions of South Asia, Vol. 4, No. 2, 2012: 233-253

“Modernity, Religion-making and the Postsecular” in Secularism and Religion-Making, ed. Arvind Mandair and Markus Dressler, Oxford University Press, 2011

“Translations of Violence: Revisiting Discourses of Sikh Ethnonationalism” in Secularism and Religion-Making, ed. Arvind Mandair and Markus Dressler, Oxford University Press, 2011

“Uneasy Repetitions”, Method & Theory in the Study of Religion, Vol. 23, 2011: 175-89

“A Phantasmatic Reading: Reply to Saurabh Dube” in Engaging South Asian Religions:  Boundaries, Appropriations and Resistances, ed. Peter Gottschalk and Matt.D. Schmalz, Albany: SUNY Press, 2009.

“Sikhism and Healthcare” in World Religions and the Healthcare Professions, ed. S. Sorajakool, London: Routledge, 2009.

“Interdictions: Derrida and the Disorders of Indian Identity”, Social Identities: Journal of Race, Nation and Culture, Vol. 13, No. 3, 2007: 337-63

“Introduction to (dis) Locations: Language, Autobiography and Identity in Dialogue with Jacques Derrida”, Social Identities: Journal of Race, Nation and Culture, Vol. 13, No. 3, 2007: 257-259

“The Passage of Ideas From Trumpp to Bhai Vir Singh: Indology, Native Informancy and the Politics of Translation”, Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies, June 2005: 253-274

“The Unbearable Proximity of the Orient: Political Religion, Multiculturalism and the Retrieval of South Asian Identities”, Social Identities: Journal of Race, Nation and Culture, Vol. 10, No. 5, 2004: 647-663

“The Politics of Non-Duality: The Work of Transcendence in Modern Sikh Hermeneutics”, Journal of the American Academy of Religion, January 2006: 646-674

“Hegel’s Excess: Indology, Historical Difference & the Post-Secular Turn of Theory”, Post-Colonial Studies: Culture, Politics, Economy, Vol. 9, No. 1, 2006, pp. 15-34

“Mediating the Violence of ‘Religion’” in Religion, Violence and Globalization: The South Asian Experience, ed. John Hinnells and Richard King, London: Routledge, 2006: 211-225

“The Repetition of Past Imperialisms: Hegel, Historical Difference and the Theorization of Indic Religions”, History of Religions, May 2005: 278-299. Reprinted in Engaging South Asian Religions:  Boundaries, Appropriations and Resistances, ed. Peter Gottschalk and Matt D Schmalz, Albany: SUNY Press, 2009

“Introduction to ‘Dialogue as the Inscription of the West’”, Social Identities: Journal of Race, Nation and Culture, Vol. 11, No.3, 2005: 171-175.

“The Subject of Sikh Studies”, Sikh Formations: Religion, Culture, Theory, Vol.1, No.1, 2005: 1-11

“Sikhism” and “Sikh Political Institutions” in Encyclopedia of India, ed. Stanley Wolpert and P.T. Raju, Detroit: MacMillans Scribner and Gale Publishers, 2005.

“Auto-Immunity in the Study of Religions”, Sophia: International Journal of Philosophy of Religion, Theology and Ethics, Vol. 43, No. 2, 2004: 63-85. Reprinted in Postcolonial Philosophy of Religion, ed. Purushottama Bilimoria and Andrew Irvine, B.V. Netherlands: Springer, 2009.

“(Im)possible Intersections: Religion, Post-Colonial Subjectivity and the Ideology of Multiculturalism” in Post Colonial Peoples: South Asians in Britain, ed. Bobby Sayid and Virinder Kalra, London: Hurst and Co. Publishers.

“What if Religion Remained Untranslatable…?” in Difference in the Philosophy of Religion, ed. Philip Goodchild, Burlington, V.T.: Ashgate Publishing, 2003.

“Ethics of Sikhism” in Religious Ethics: A Sourcebook, ed. Arthur Dobrin, New Delhi: Motilal Banarsidas, 2003.

“Thinking Differently About Religion and History: Issues for Sikh Studies” in Sikh Religion, Culture and Ethnicity, ed. Arvind-Pal Mandair, Christopher Shackle, and Gurharpal Singh, London: Curzon Press, 2001.

“Interrogating Identity: Culture, Writing and Subaltern Politics” in Punjabi Identity: Continuity and Change, ed. Ian Talbot and Gurharpal Singh, New Delhi: Manohar, 1996.

“Writing Otherwise Than Identity: Translation and Cultural Hegemony” in Globalisation and the Region: Explorations in Punjabi Identity, ed. Pritam Singh and S. Thandi, New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2000.

“Interpreting the Interpretive Process: The Ambivalence of Sikh Tradition”, International Journal of Punjab Studies, Vol. 2, No. 2, 1997: 117-138.

“Akhand Path as A Problem in Cultural Transmission”, Sikh Bulletin, Vol. 10, 1993.

 

 

Scientific Journal Articles
 

“Charge Transfer Interactions in Smectite Clays”, Inorganica Chimica Acta, 134, pp 99-103, 1987

“Investigations of the Thermochemistry of Laponite and Hectorite”, Polyhedron: International Journal of Inorganic & Organometallic Chemistry, Vol. 9, No. 4, pp 517-525, 1990

“The Chemistry of Ceramic Glazes II: The Influence of the Oxides Na2o, CaO and Al2O3 on the Thermolysis of Laponite”, Polyhedron: International Journal of Inorganic & Organometallic Chemistry, Vol. 10, No. 1, pp 55-60, 1991

“The Chemistry of Simple Ceramic Glazes III: A MASNMR Study of Simulated Feldspars”, Polyhedron: International Journal of Inorganic & Organometallic Chemistry, Vol. 9, No. 14, pp 1709-1716, 1990

Contact

Arvind-Pal S. Mandair
Associate Professor of Sikh Studies

Philosophy/Religion/Postcolonial Theory/Sikh Studies/South Asian Studies

Email: amandair@umich.edu
Phone: 734.763.6307
Office: 202 South Thayer Street
Office 6155
Ann Arbor, MI 48104-1608

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