OBEROI, Harjot

Harjot Oberoi was educated in India and Australia and heads UBC's Sikh Studies program. He angered traditional Sikh groups with his book which says the Sikh religion and culture are fluid and undergoing constant revision, particularly after the British conquered India. His research is presented in The Construction of Religious Boundaries: Culture, Identity and Diversity in the Sijkh Tradition (1994). Contrary to Dr. Oberoi's claim that Sikhism borrowed ideas and practices from Hinduism and Islam, traditionalists believe that their faith, founded in the 16th century, is unique.

[BCBW 1992] "Sikh"