The following provides a comprehensive list of further reading and links to other organizations and resources related to the various themes and issues discussed which you might find useful.


Sian, K. P. (2013) Unsettling Sikh and Muslim Conflict: Mistaken Identities, Forced Conversions, and Postcolonial Formations, Lanham: Lexington Books.

Dhamoon, R. (2010) Identity/Difference Politics: How Difference Is Produced, and Why It Matters, Vancouver: UBC Press.

Ali, N., Kalra, V., and Sayyid, S. (2006) A Postcolonial People: South Asians in Britain, London: Hurst and Company.

Mandair, A. (2009) Religion and the Specter of the West: Sikhism, India, Postcoloniality, and the Politics of Translation, New York: Columbia University Press.

Bramadat, P. and Dawson, L. (2014) Religious Radicalization and Securitization in Canada and Beyond, Toronto: University of Toronto Press.

Puar, J. (2007) Terrorist Assemblages: Homonationalism in Queer Times, Durham: Duke University Press.

Rana, J. (2011) Terrifying Muslims: Race and Labor in the South Asian Diaspora, Durham: Duke University Press.

Bhattacharyya, G. (2008) Dangerous Brown Men: Exploiting Sex, Violence and Feminism in the ‘War on Terror,’ London: Zed.

Sayyid, S. and Vakil, A. (2010) Thinking Through Islamophobia, London: Hurst and Company.

Journal Articles:

Busse, C. (2012) ‘Politics of (Im)moderation: The Production of South Asian Identities in the Canadian Apology for Air India Flight 182’ Topia, 233-251.

Dhamoon, R. (2013) ‘Exclusion and Regulated Inclusion’ Sikh Formations, Vol. 9, No. 1, 7- 28.

Finn, R. (2011) ‘Surveillant staring: Race and the everyday surveillance of South Asian women after 9/11’ Surveillance and Society, Vol. 8, No. 4, 413-426.

Grewal, I. (2003) ‘Transnational America: Race, Gender and Citizenship after 9/11’ Social Identities, Vol. 9, No. 4, 535-561.

Mongia, R. (1999) ‘Race, Nation, Mobility: A History of the Passport’ Public Culture, Vol. 11, No. 3, 527-66.

Puar, J. (2008) ‘The Turban is Not a Hat: Queer Diaspora and Practices of Profiling’ Sikh Formations, Vol. 4, No. 1, 47-91. 

Puar, J. and Rai, A. (2004) ‘The re-making of a model minority: Perverse projectiles under the spectre of (counter)terrorism’ Social Text, Vol. 22, No. 3, 75-104.

Community links:

Sikh American League Defense and Education Fund (SALDEF)

The Sikh Coalition


The Islamic Human Rights Commission (IHRC)

The Runnymede Trust

Open Democracy

The Platform

The Culture Craft

Educational resources:

Komagata Maru | Continuing the Journey

The Sikh Empire | In Our Time | BBC Radio 4

National Sikh Campaign

Sikh Solidarity with Palestine

EcoSikh | A Sikh response to climate change

Sikhism since 9/11 | The Pluralism Project


Academic centres:

Centre for Studies in Religion and Society, University of Victoria, Canada

Centre for Ethnicity and Racism Studies, University of Leeds, UK

York Centre for Asian Research (YCAR), York University, Canada

Culture, Values and Practices cluster, University of York, UK

SOAS South Asian Institute (SSAI), SOAS, University of London, UK

Social division, stratification, inequalities and socio-cultural change cluster, University of Manchester, UK

Centre for Advanced Studies in India (CASI), Gujarat, India