Below you will find information and links to the different kinds of books written, translated or edited by Arvind-Pal Mandair.


Forthcoming Books


His three new forthcoming books are:

(i) Violence and The Sikhs, Cambridge University Press (2021)

(ii) Sikh Philosophy, Bloomsbury Academic Press (2022)

(iii) Geophilosophical Encounters: Decolonial Praxis, Diasporic Logics & Sikh Thought


Books in Progress


(i) “War Machines”: Sovereignty, Violence & Civic Space

(ii) Diasporic Dialogues

(iii) The Sikh World (Edited Volume with Pashaura Singh)


Earlier Book Publications


2017: “Sikhism” Volume (14) in Encyclopedia of Indian Religions

2013: Sikhism: A Guide for the Perplexed

2011: Secularism and Religion-Making, co-edited with Markus Dressler

2009: Religion and the Specter of the West: Sikhism, India, Postcoloniality and the Politics of Translation

2005: Teachings of the Sikh Gurus

2001: Sikh Religion, Culture and Ethnicity, co-edited with Christopher Shackle


Books by Topic



Introductions to Sikh history and philosophy, as well as studies in the transformations in Sikh thought as a result of colonialism past and present, written by Arvind-Pal Mandair

Philosophy and Religion: 

Research on the conceptual formation of “religion” and “secularism”, drawing on both the philosophy and history of religions in the West written by Arvind-Pal Mandair


Encyclopedia volumes contributed to or edited by Arvind-Pal Mandair


Arvind-Pal S. Mandair
Professor, Asian Languages and Cultures

Tara Singh & Balwant Kaur Chattha, Gurbax Singh & Kirpal Kaur Brar Professor of Sikh Studies

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

Phone: 734.763.6307
Office: 202 South Thayer Street
Office 6016
Ann Arbor, MI 48104-1608

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