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Religion Resources: Sikh Studies


The circulating collection in Sikh Studies is relatively extensive at Hofstra University due, in part, to a generous donation from the Bindra Fund. Search in keywords under "Sikh" or "Sikhism" to locate most titles. This guide only lists key reference items and links to selected organizations. The media library at Hofstra also contains documentary films on Sikhism which can be searched via the online catalog.


SGPC  The official site of the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee. Religious in orientation. Can provide basic information about Sikhism.

SikhNet: Sharing the Sikh Experience Contains some information about the Sikh religion but primarily community oriented


Ref BL2017.3 .S55 2000 The Encyclopedia of Sikhism. Hemkunt Publishers.

Ref BL2017.3. E63 1995 (4 vols) The Encyclopaedia of Sikhism. Punjabi Univeristy.

Ref BL2017.3. M35 2005 Historical Dictionary of Sikhism. Scarecrow Press.

Ref BL2017.3 .D64 2003 The Sikh World: An Encyclopaedic Survey of Sikh Religion and Culture. UBSPD.

Ref DS432.S5 D57 1997 The Sikh Reference Book. Sikh Educational Trust.


Sikh American Legal Defense and Education Fund (SALDEF) Founded in 1996. This organization monitors the media, serves as an educational resource and provides legal assistance and advocacy.

International Institute of Gurmat Studies Founded in 1955 in Lucknow. This organization helped found the International Sikh Youth Camping Movement and continues to sponsor camping and other activities for Sikh youth.

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