[CSH Seminar] The Sikh diaspora politics of recognition in Europe by Christine Moliner

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The Centre de Sciences Humaines (CSH) is delighted to invite you to a Seminar session (n°8) on:

The Sikh diaspora politics of recognition in Europe


Christine Moliner

Monday, 18 March 2019 at 5 p.m.

[Join us for a tea and coffee at 4:30 p.m.!]

At Institut Français en Inde, Conference Room (ground floor)

2, Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam Road, New Delhi, 110011

This presentation will discuss Sikh diasporic experience in Europe, focusing on identity narratives and transnational practices among Sikhs in the UK and France. After providing a brief outline of past and present migration flows from Indian Panjab to Europe, it will analyse Sikh patterns of mobilization around ethno-religious symbols such as the turban, from the 1950s till the present, as well as the more recent commemorative practices about Sikh involvement during the Great War. These examples will be analysed with reference to the concept of politics of recognition developed by Charles Taylor.

Christine Moliner is an anthropologist based in Paris, specializing on migration from South Asia, particularly from the Panjab region, to Europe. She is researching and has published on its various aspects, ranging from transnational practices and identity narratives of the British Sikh diaspora to First World War commemorations by Sikhs in Belgium and France or health and labour related issues faced by undocumented South Asian migrants in Paris.  She has recently started a study of Afghan refugees in France, as part of a collaborative research project called BABELS (Border analysis and border ethnographies in liminal situations), questioning the current ‘refugee crisis’ in Europe. She is a member of the editorial board of the South Asia Multidisciplinary Academic Journal (https://samaj.revues.org/?lang=fr), the online academic journal of the Centre for South Asian Studies (Paris) and a fellow of the Migrations Institute (http://icmigrations.fr/).


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