Author: Arvind-Pal Singh Mandair

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

About: Arvind-Pal Mandair’s essay “Postcolonialism” published in the Oxford Handbook of the Study of Religion, analyses the main debates and faultiness in this important field of cultural and critical theory. Mandair’s essays shows its relevance to the study of religion. Unlike conventional overviews of Postcoloniality,  Mandair’s essay adopts a critical perspective which illustrates the limits of postcolonial theory, its links to and divergence from decolonial studies, and its main limitations in relation to the study of religion.


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

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

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