Commemorating Rahuldeep Singh Gill’s Calling: Translation as Love and Ethical Practice – Purnima Dhavan

Winter 2022 First Paragraph Every translation is an act of interpretation. Rahuldeep Singh Gill’s Drinking from Love’s Cup:Surrender and Sacrifice in the Vars of Bhai Gurdas Bhalla, published by Oxford UniversityPress as part of the American Academy of Religion’s “Religion in Translation” series in 2016,represents a significant turning point in English materials available to students … Read more

Rahuldeep Singh Gill and Sikh Studies: A Reflection – Nirvikar Singh

Winter 2022 Introduction This paper aims to summarize and evaluate the contributions of Rahuldeep Singh Gill to the fieldof Sikh Studies, and to acquaint new readers with these contributions. In some respects,Rahuldeep Gill occupied a unique position in the field. As I will argue, he was not only anaccomplished, significant scholar of key aspects of … Read more

Mover of Energies – Hans S. Gustafson

Winter 2022 First Paragraph The first time I encountered Rahuldeep was at an academic interfaith conference hosted byCalifornia Lutheran University in collaboration with Interfaith America (previously known as theInterfaith Youth Core). He was speaking on a panel focused on energizing college campuses withcurricular and cocurricular programming that fosters interfaith engagement. The only thing Iremember from … Read more

The Construction of Dangerous Boundaries – Rajbir Singh Judge

Winter 2022 First Paragraph Questioning the logic of bravery and safety, Rahuldeep Singh Gill asked us to consider danger.The problem with ‘safe spaces,’ Gill writes, is that the logic of safety “implies that participants in‘safe’ space will not be exposed to any level of danger.” And yet there is danger. In the face ofsuch danger, … Read more

Final Reflections on the Farmers’ Movement – Editorial Team

Spring 2022 Special Section on Farmers Movement in India The end of the yearlong farmers agitation on November 19, 2021, led mostly by farmers from Punjab and Haryana at the borders of Delhi marked a tremendous success in its resistance to legislation of the central government and corporatization of agriculture in India. The movement defeated … Read more

Dalits and Farmers’ Movement in India – Nirmal Singh

Spring 2022 Abstract The farmers and laborers were two primary stakeholders who comprised a majority of protesters at the most recent farmers movement on the borders of Delhi, the capital of India. While the farmers are mainly the land-owning upper caste communities known as Jats (Sikhs in Punjab and Hindus in other northern states), the … Read more

Who are farmers in India after all? A conceptual exercise and a policy question – Sejuti Das Gupta, Ishita Mehrotra, and Aparajita Bakshi

Spring 2022 Abstract Definitional exercises are by nature political and nowhere does this come across more clearly than in attempts to define farmers in India. Any such effort is bound to be contentious but nonetheless necessary for understanding the nature of Indian state and its policies. This article is one attempt at understanding ‘farmers’ as … Read more