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Five Myths: Musings on the Sikh Condition, By PUNEET SINGH LAMBA, The Sikh Times, 2006
A collection of essays by Puneet Singh Lamba.

A New Book on the Sikh Diaspora, By PUNEET SINGH LAMBA, The Sikh Times, Dec. 26, 2011
An announcement about the publications of Sikhs in Latin America by Swarn Singh Kahlon.

Targeting a Community, By A. K. BHATTACHARYA, Business Standard, Jan. 8, 2008
A review of The Anti-Sikh Pogrom of 1984 by Jyoti Grewal.

A Remarkable Work on Guru Arjan, By JAGPAL SINGH TIWANA, The Sikh Times, Jan. 27, 2007
A review of Life and Work of Guru Arjan: History, Memory, and Biography in the Sikh Tradition by Pashaura Singh.

British Sikhs and Multiculturalism, By HASAN SUROOR, The Hindu, Oct. 31, 2006
A review of Sikhs in Britain: The Making of a Community by Gurharpal Singh and Darshan Singh Tatla.

Exploring Sikhi, By LAURIE BOLGER, The Sikh Times, Apr. 10, 2006
A review of The World According to Sikhi by I.J. Singh.

The Sikh Experience in the Diaspora, By LAURIE BOLGER, The Sikh Times, Mar. 25, 2006
A review of Five Myths: Musings on the Sikh Condition by Puneet Singh Lamba.

Nuggets on Sikhism, By I.J. SINGH and LAURIE BOLGER, The Sikh Times, Feb. 25, 2006
A review of Historical Dictionary of Sikhism by W.H. McLeod.

Who Bombed Air India?, By PUNEET SINGH LAMBA, The Sikh Times, Feb. 13, 2006
A review of Loss of Faith: How the Air-India Bombers Got Away with Murder by Kim Bolan.

Imagining a New Religion, By PUNEET SINGH LAMBA, The Sikh Times, Oct. 20, 2005
A review of Mission to America: A Novel by Walter Kirn.

An International Whodunit, By STAFF, The Brandon Sun, Oct. 16, 2005
A review of Loss of Faith: How the Air-India Bombers Got Away with Murder by Kim Bolan.

The Spiritual Journey of an Atheist, By PUNEET SINGH LAMBA, The Sikh Times, Oct. 8, 2005
A review of Holy Cow: An Indian Adventure by Sarah Macdonald.

The Better Half of Sikh History, By PUNEET SINGH LAMBA, The Sikh Times, Sep. 1, 2005
A review of Relocating Gender in Sikh History: Transformation, Meaning and Identity by Doris R. Jakobsh.

A History of the Sikh Code of Conduct, By I.J. SINGH, The Sikh Times, Jul. 22, 2005
A review of Darpan Sikh Rehat Maryada (Punjabi) by Gurbaksh Singh Gulshan.

Yoga, Turbans, and Bindis in America, By STAFF, The Sikh Times, Mar. 5, 2005
A review of Hindu and Sikh Faiths in America by Gail M. Harley.

Brave, Young and Muslim, By THOMAS FRIEDMAN, The New York Times, Mar. 3, 2005
A review of The Trouble With Islam Today: A Muslim's Call for Reform in Her Faith by Irshad Manji.

Confessions of an Intelligence Mind, By RITU SARIN, The Indian Express, Jan. 23, 2005
A review of Open Secrets: India's Intelligence Unveiled by Maloy Krishna Dhar.

A Child of the Ashram, By MONTAGU CURZON, The Spectator, Jan. 10, 2005
A review of My Life in Orange: Growing Up with the Guru by Tim Guest.

Blundering Through, By ARNAB BHATTACHARYA, The Telegraph, Nov. 19, 2004
A review of Dreams After Darkness: A Search for a Life Ordinary Under the Shadow of 1984 by Manraj Grewal.

Terrorist to Homeopath, By SONI SANGWAN, The Hindustan Times, Oct. 23, 2004
A review of Dreams After Darkness: A Search for a Life Ordinary Under the Shadow of 1984 by Manraj Grewal.

A Chronicle of the "Dark Decade", By M.J. VINOD, Deccan Herald, Oct. 17, 2004
A review of Dreams After Darkness: A Search for a Life Ordinary Under the Shadow of 1984 by Manraj Grewal.

A Survival Guide With a Difference, By STAFF, The Sikh Times, Oct. 3, 2004
A review of The Sikh College Survival Guide: Planning Your Academic Success by Upneet Singh.

On Gurbilaas Patshahi 6, By ARDAMAN SINGH MADAN and I.J. SINGH, The Sikh Times, Aug. 30, 2004
A review of Gurbilaas Patshahi 6 edited by Joginder Singh Vedanti and Amarjit Singh and Gurbani Di Kasauti Tey Gurbilaas Patshahi 6 by Gurbakhsh Singh Kala Afghana.

Sikh Jihad, By STAFF, The Hindu, Aug. 26, 2004
A review of Dreams After Darkness: A Search for a Life Ordinary Under the Shadow of 1984 by Manraj Grewal.

Lives Interrupted, Dreams Live On, By ROOPINDER SINGH, The Tribune, Aug. 15, 2004
A review of Dreams After Darkness: A Search for a Life Ordinary Under the Shadow of 1984 by Manraj Grewal.

A Fear of the Faithful Who Mean Exactly What They Believe, By DANIEL BLUE, San Francisco Chronicle, Aug. 15, 2004
A review of The End of Faith: Religion, Terror, and the Future of Reason by Sam Harris.

Eurocentric Research, By ISHWINDER SINGH CHADHA, SikhSpectrum.com, Aug. 1, 2004
A review of Sikhism and History edited by Pashaura Singh and N. Gerald Barrier.

Controversies in Sikhism, By STAFF, The Sikh Times, Jul. 30, 2004
A review of Some Aspects of Sikh History: A Fresh Look by Hakam Singh.

Muslim Refusenik, By SHAUNA SINGH BALDWIN, The Sikh Times, Jul. 22, 2004
A review of The Trouble with Islam by Irshad Manji.

The Curse of '84, By URVASHI BUTALIA, Outlook, Jul. 12, 2004
A review of Dreams After Darkness: A Search for a Life Ordinary Under the Shadow of 1984 by Manraj Grewal.

Gendered Reading of Sikh History and Culture, By STAFF, The American Historical Review, Jun. 1, 2004
A review of Relocating Gender in Sikh History: Transformation, Meaning and Identity by Doris R. Jakobsh.

Making Sikh Women Visible, By RAVINDER KAUR, Economic and Political Weekly, May 22, 2004
A review of Relocating Gender in Sikh History: Transformation, Meaning and Identity by Doris R. Jakobsh.

A New Definition of Sikhism, By PASHAURA SINGH, Journal of Punjab Studies, Apr. 1, 2004
A review of Sikhism by Gurinder Singh Mann.

Women and 3H.O., By NIKKY-GUNINDER KAUR SINGH, Journal of Punjab Studies, Apr. 1, 2004
A review of Graceful Women: Gender and Identity in an American Sikh Community by Constance Waeber Elsberg.

Mundavni, By I.J. SINGH, The Sikh Times, Jan. 28, 2004
A review of Mundavni (Punjabi) by Gurdit Singh.

Punjabis and Sikhs Dominate List of Silicon Valley Gurus, By CHARAN JIT SINGH WALLIA, IndiaStar Review of Books, Dec. 28, 2003
A review of The Horse That Flew: How India's Silicon Gurus Spread Their Wings by Chidanand Rajghatta.

Sikhs Must Learn to Encourage Critical Scholarship, By PUNEET SINGH LAMBA, The Sikh Times, Dec. 17, 2003
A review of The Goindval Pothis: The Earliest Extant Source of the Sikh Canon (Harvard Oriental Series) by Gurinder Singh Mann.

Originating From a Controversy, By SURJIT HANS, The Tribune, Nov. 23, 2003
A review of Discovering the Sikhs: Autobiography of a Historian by Hew McLeod.

Kala Afghana on Non-Vegetarianism (Translation), By PUNEET SINGH LAMBA, The Sikh Times, Sep. 8, 2003
A review of Maasu Maasu Kari Moorakh Jhagdhey by Gurbakhsh Singh Kala Afghana.

Kala Afghana on Non-Vegetarianism (Transliteration), By PUNEET SINGH LAMBA, The Sikh Times, Sep. 1, 2003
A review of Maasu Maasu Kari Moorakh Jhagdhey by Gurbakhsh Singh Kala Afghana.

A Roller Coaster Ride Through the World of Espionage, By NAVDEEP SINGH BAINS, The Sikh Times, Aug. 13, 2003
A review of Bunker 13: A Novel by Aniruddha Bahal.

Beyond the Symbolic Ambedkar, By K. SATYANARAYANA, Deccan Herald, Jun. 28, 2003
A review of The Essential Writings of B.R. Ambedkar edited by Valerian Rodrigues.

"K.P.S. Gill, You Have Questions to Answer", By KHUSHWANT SINGH, The Hindustan Times, Jun. 20, 2003
A review of Reduced to Ashes: The Insurgency and Human Rights in Punjab by Ram Narayan Kumar et al.

The Many Faces of the Sikh Diaspora, By ROOPINDER SINGH, The Tribune, Jun. 8, 2003
A review of The Global Indian: The Rise of Sikhs Abroad by Gurmukh Singh.

They Did What C.B.I. Could Not, By A.J. PHILIP, The Tribune, Jun. 1, 2003
A review of Reduced to Ashes: The Insurgency and Human Rights in Punjab by Ram Narayan Kumar et al.

On the Khalsa Identity, By NAUNIDHI KAUR, Frontline, May 24, 2003
A review of The Khalsa & the Punjab: Studies in Sikh History, to the 19th Century edited by Himadri Banerjee.

The Journey Continues, By GURMUKH SINGH, Sikh Agenda (Yahoo! Groups), May 11, 2003
A review of Being and Becoming a Sikh by I.J. (Inder Jit) Singh.

The Jury: Questionable Portrayal of Sikhs, By KULBIR SINGH MALHOTRA, P.B.S., May 2, 2003
A review of The Jury by P.B.S. Masterpiece Theatre.

A Thorough Job on Daunting Rahitnamas, By SURJIT HANS, The Tribune, Mar. 9, 2003
A review of Sikhs of the Khalsa: A History of the Khalsa Rahit by W.H. McLeod.

A Soulful Journey, By SREERAM CHAULIA, Asia Times, Feb. 15, 2003
A review of Beyond Time: The Ageless Music of Jagjit Singh edited by Asharani Mathur.

Kala Afghana's Right to Freedom of Expression, By PUNEET SINGH LAMBA, The Sikh Times, Feb. 1, 2003
A review of Biparan Kii Riit Ton Sach Daa Maarag by Gurbakhsh Singh Kala Afghana.

The Making of a Sikh Diaspora, By STAFF, The American Historical Review, Feb. 1, 2003
A review of The Nation's Tortured Body: Violence, Representation, and the Formation of the Sikh "Diaspora" by Brian Keith Axel.

An English Transliteration of G.S. Lamba's Rebuttal to Kala Afghana's Writings, By PUNEET SINGH LAMBA, The Sikh Times, Jan. 1, 2003
A review of Biparan Kii Riit Ton Sach Daa Maarag by Gurbakhsh Singh Kala Afghana.

The Emergence of a Sikh Diaspora, By SURINDER SINGH JODHKA, The Tribune, Jun. 9, 2002
A review of The Nation's Tortured Body: Violence, Representation, and the Formation of the Sikh "Diaspora" by Brian Keith Axel.

Truth Without Malice, By RUKUN ADVANI, The Hindu, Feb. 24, 2002
A review of Truth, Love, and a Little Malice by Khushwant Singh.

A Rebuttal to Kala Afghana's Writings (Gurmukhi), By GURCHARANJIT SINGH LAMBA, Sant Sipahi, Jan. 1, 2002
A review of Biparan Kii Riit Ton Sach Daa Maarag by Gurbakhsh Singh Kala Afghana.

A Nation Without a State, By GIORGIO SHANI, Nations and Nationalism, Nov. 14, 2001
A review of The Sikh Diaspora: The Search for Statehood by Darshan Singh Tatla.

New Perspectives on Sikh Studies, By SURINDER S. JODHKA, The Tribune, Sep. 30, 2001
A review of Sikh Religion, Culture and Ethnicity edited by by Christopher Shackle, Gurharpal Singh, and Arvind-Pal Mandair.

Adventure, the Primary Motivation for Terrorism in Punjab, By HARPREET SINGH, P.T.I., Nov. 9, 1999
A review of Terrorism in Punjab: Understanding Grassroots Reality by Harish K. Puri, Paramjit Singh Judge, and Jagrup Singh Sekhon.

A Partition of the Truth, By AAMER HUSSEIN, The Independent, Sep. 25, 1999
A review of What the Body Remembers by Shauna Singh Baldwin.

Gandhi and Sex, By JAGPAL SINGH TIWANA, The Canadian India Times, Feb. 2, 1978
A review of Mahatma Gandhi and His Apostles by Ved Mehta.