Guru, Kaur & Dastar

This weekend I had the honor of presenting a paper at Jakara’s Sikholars Conference at Stanford. It was a great experience. It was wonderful learning from the much wiser and hearing about the cutting edge research Sikhs in academia are perusing. The paper I presented was, “Guru, Kaur, & Dastar: An exploration of breaking conventional gender…

Survey: Kaurs who Wear Dastars

Last but not least, I present you the survey results of 41 Kaurs who wear dastars and an insight into their experiences. All the graphs represent percentage of respondents, except for age, which is number of respondents. To make the graphs larger, click on them. As the survey was anonymous, please note that the photos…

Survey: Singhs on Kaurs & Dastars

Here’s part two! 73 Singhs completed a survey on their thoughts on the idea of Kaurs wearing dastars. Here are the results! All numbers are percentage of respondents . If graphs or responses are too small, click on them to make them bigger. 1. Should Kaurs Wear Dastars? 2. What do you think of Kaurs…

Survey: Kaurs & Dastars

The results are in! I conducted a survey to see what Kaurs who do not wear dastars think of the idea of Kaurs wearing dastars….just to get an insight on what folks are thinking. Here are the results! The numbers in each graph represent the number of responses. 107 Kaurs participated in this survey. The…

Part 2: The Turban Across the Globe

 Across the Globe: The Secular Turban My next step in understanding the role and historical significance of the Sikh turban, was to see which other cultures around the world wear turbans, in a non-religious sense. (If you want, you can read Part 1: Secular History the Turban here.) Middle East In many parts of the Middle…

Part 1: The Turban Across Time

  The Secular Turban Over Time I truly want to understand the history and place of the turban in Sikhi. Unfortunately, I haven’t been told a satisfactory answer. So, I’m going to explore the topic a little further in hopes of getting beyond superficial rhetoric. My journey starts with tracing the secular path of the…