Frères ennemis? Relations between Panjabi Sikhs and Muslims in the Diaspora
AbstractThis paper focuses on Sikh representations of the Muslims and the relationships between those two groups sharing a common regional identity, both in the Sub-continent and in the diaspora. It does so diachronically, arguing that historical constructions of the Muslim as the Other (often, but not always, as the enemy) have been instrumental in Sikh identity formation process, since the 18th century onwards. And synchronically, it traces the reshaping of these representations in post-colonial Britain that is home to important Sikh and Muslim populations and the ways they impact on inter-community relationships.