8. Two Beloved Sufi Poets of the Punjab: A Case of 'Hearing without Listening'
Nikky-Guninder Kaur Singh [+]
Colby College, Maine
Nikky-Guninder Kaur Singh is the Crawford Family Professor of Religious Studies at Colby College in Maine, USA. Her interests focus on poetics and feminist issues. Dr. Kaur Singh has published extensively in the field of Sikhism. Her books include Of Sacred and Secular Desire: An Anthology of Lyrical Writings from the Punjab (IB Tauris 2012), Sikhism: An Introduction (I.B. Tauris, 2011), Cosmic Symphony (Sahitya Akademy, 2008), The Birth of the Khalsa (SUNY, 2005), Feminine Principle in the Sikh Vision of the Transcendent (Cambridge University Press, 1993), Metaphysics and Physics of the Guru Granth Sahib (Sterling 1981). Her translation of Sikh scriptural hymns entitled The Name of My Beloved: Verses of the Sikh Gurus was first published by HarperCollins 1995, and by Penguin in 2001. She has lectured internationally, and appeared on television and radio in America, Canada, Ireland, Bangladesh, and India. She serves as a trustee for the American Institute for Indian Studies, and is on the editorial board of the History of Religions. She was born in the Punjab, and received her BA in Philosophy and Religion from Wellesley College, her MA from the University of Pennsylvania, and her PhD from Temple University.