Welcome!

Welcome to Arvind Mandair’s personal website. Arvind-Pal S. Mandair is an Associate Professor and holder of the S.B.S.C. Endowed Chair in Sikh Studies at the University of Michigan in the Department of Asian Languages and Cultures. Though grounded in Sikh and South Asian studies, his research covers a wide range of academic disciplines including comparative and continental philosophy, postcolonial theory and the theoretical study of religion. He teaches classes at the graduate and undergraduate level  in Sikhism, Indian religions, comparative ethics, religion and politics, and supervises a number of Ph.D. students who work in different areas of Sikh and South Asian studies. Arvind serves on the editorial board of leading journals such as Culture and Religion, and Religions of South Asia and is the founding co-editor in chief of the journal Sikh Formations. He has published several books and numerous articles.

Beyond his scholarly work, Arvind Mandair is a writer, a former activist and has long been involved in various community projects. On this website you can learn more about his research and teaching, and follow blogs on SikhStudiesForum.com and postings on YouTube.