Pashaura Singh is a Distinguished Professor and Dr. J.S. Saini Endowed Chair in Sikh and Punjabi Studies at the University of California, Riverside. He teaches courses on Sikhism, Religions of India, Historiography of Sikh Hermeneutics, and Comparative Study of Scriptures at both undergraduate and graduate levels. He combines a command of classical and colloquial Punjabi and Hindi languages (including a working knowledge of Sanskrit) and a sound knowledge of traditional Sikh learning, manuscripts in archaic forms of Gurmukhi script and Indian religious traditions, with a mastery of contemporary issues in textual studies, canonicity, hermeneutics, literary theory, and history of religions. His work on the Sikh scripture and early Sikh history is widely noted. He is the author of four Oxford monographs: The Guru Granth Sahib: Canon, Meaning and Authority (Oxford University Press 2000); The Bhagats of the Guru Granth Sahib: Sikh Self-Definition and the Bhagat Bani (OUP 2003), Life and Work of Guru Arjan: History, Memory, and Biography in the Sikh Tradition (OUP 2006); and A Dictionary of Sikh Studies (OUP 2019). His monograph on Guru Arjan, was on the ‘Best Sellers List’ in India (The Tribune, August 6, 2006). His most recent monograph, A Dictionary of Sikh Studies, was launched on Oxford Quick Reference on April 15, 2019, to commemorate Guru Nanak’s 550th Birth Anniversary. In addition, he has edited or co-edited ten volumes, including The Oxford Handbook of Sikh Studies (OUP 2014). Currently, he is co-editing The Sikh World as part of substantial academic texts in The Routledge Worlds series.
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