Inaugural Webinar

Sikh Formations Webinar – Winter 2021

January 30th, 2021

The University of Michigan is launching a regular series of Research Webinars in Sikh and Punjab Studies. Each webinar will be centered around 3 scholarly presentations/lectures followed by a Q&A. The first webinar will take place on Saturday, January 30th, 2021 starting at 10:30 a.m. EST sharp.


Dr. Arvind-Pal S. Mandair (University of Michigan)


Introductions: 10:30 AM to 10:05 AM EST

Session 1

Time: 10:40 AM to 11:45 AM EST

Title: “Region, Religion and Locality: Rethinking the Punjab Unionist Party 1923-1947”

Speaker: Professor Ian Talbot (University of Southampton, UK)

Session 2

Time: 11:45 AM to 1:00 PM EST

Title: Border Cities: Partition and Contraband trades between Lahore and Amritsar

Speaker: Professor Ilyas Ahmad Chattha  (Lahore University of Management Sciences)


Time: 1:00 PM to 1:15 PM EST

Session 3

Time: 1:15 PM to 2:30 PM EST

Title: The Making of the Indian Constitution and the Sikhs: A preliminary analysis

Speaker: Professor Gurharpal Singh (Emeritus – University of London, SOAS)

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