Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Dr. (Mrs.) Gurdeep Kaur

Dr. (Mrs.) Gurdeep Kaur is an Associate Professor, in the Department of Political Science, Sri Guru Nanak Dev Khalsa College,University of Delhi, Dev Nagar,Delhi,India. She has done her PH.D from Dept. of Political Science, Univ. of Delhi, with title of Thesis , The Concept of State in Sikhism with Special Reference to Guru Granth Sahib. Currently She is Visiting Professor in the Faculty of Theology, Katholieke University,Leuven, Belgium.

She already has three popular books to her credit. Out of which two books on Sikhism are Political Ideas of the Sikh Gurus and Political Ethics of Guru Granth Sahib.

Her Recent Publications/Papers/Conferences include : 'State in Sikhism’; 'Khalsa, political Implications', with Sunita Puri in Encyclopedia of Hinduism 1999, Univ. of South Carolina;, 'Contribution of Sanskrit to Sikh Scripture; The Nature of Maharaja Ranjit Singh's Kingdom; Relevance of Sikh Scriptures in the present context', presented at World Punjabi Conference,United Kingdom, London, 'Environment and Sikhism' , ‘Welfare State Perspective in Sikhism’ In XIXth IPSA ,World Congress, Durban, South Africa, Women in Sikhism’, 'Ethics in Religious Scriptures & its Contemporary Relevance 'presented at International Conf. 'Parliament of the World Religions', Barcelona, Spain, 'Sikhism & Ecological Balance' in the International Conf. on Interdisciplinary Theological Perspective on Ecology & Economy in Limerick,Ireland,'Sikhism :Interreligious Witness and Religious Pluralism'in the International Conf. "From World Mission to Inter religious Witness:Visioning Ecumenics in the 21st Century" in Dublin,Ireland.

She also Participated as Delegate in the ‘9th World Punjabi Conference’ at Lahore Pakistan, January30-February 1,2004. She also gave a Seminar on 'Successful Conflict Resolution:The Sikhs in India in the 1980s' in the Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies in Katholieke University,Leuven, Belgium in April 2010.


1 comment:

Dr.Gurdeep Kaur said...

Excerpts of my lecture on :"Successful Conflict Resolution:The Sikhs in India in the 1980s":
Bhindanwala was a simple religious/radical Sikh teacher.His entry in the centre stage of Sikh Politics was actually the conspiracy between the then PM. Indira Gandhi & Zail Singh to use him as a tool to undermine the power of Akali Dal & to gain power in Punjab legislature for Congress party.
There is no doubt that the whole Sikh community was against the militancy but at the same time there is no justification also for this blunder mistake(Operation Blue Star) committed by Govt..It was just a political tool to win the election that were to be held in few months after Operation Blue star.Again 1984 riots was a shame in Indian History.We the Sikhs (We the people of India in the context of preamble of Indian Constitution) felt like a refugee in our own homeland just because we were a Sikh.The whole administration was paralysed.On top of it; at a massive rally ,Rajiv Gandhi commented on the anti Sikh riots"When a big tree falls ,the earth shakes"...........It is pitty that it all happened when we had a Sikh President.......A growing number of non-Sikhs have also come to the conclusion that grave injustice has been done to the Sikhs..... I strongly believe that Sikh Community's collective psyche left so badly scarred that it has/will not healed even after a generation.