Numismatic Narratives: Sovereignty, Identity, and Devotion in the Parvinder S. Khanuja Collection of Sikh Coins – Paul Michael Taylor and Saeed Husain

Spring 2023 Abstract This paper is a case study of the role of coin collecting in the Sikh diaspora in the United States, witcomparative references to broader sources on Sikh and non-Sikh coin and medal (i.e., numismatic)collecting beyond this one collector and collection. Here we briefly survey the collection of Sikh coinsassembled (within a much … Read more

Arpana Caur and the Mending of Religious Fractures – Lucy Soucek

Spring 2023 Abstract This paper explores the paintings of Sikh artist Arpana Caur. She creates works of art that drawupon motifs from different religions to foster unique interfaith spaces. Her bold and bright strokesof color both illuminate memories of cultural trauma and celebrate religious dedication. She depictspowerful images of boundary and unity, love and harm, … Read more