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Sikh Calligraphy

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On Time

A Thousand Words

UC Berkeley Sikh Studies Conference: After 1984

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Host:Center for Sikh Studies Type:Education - Lecture Network:Global Start Time:Saturday, September 12, 2009 at 8:30am End Time:Sunday, September 13, 2009 at 8:00pm Location:UC Berkeley Campus


One of the key issues that continues to haunt Sikhs is how the traumatic events of the last 25 years can begin to be represented through the work of memorialization when the very horizon common to memory, history and forgetting seems to have been constantly slipping away from grasp. Always in retreat this horizon has made the effort of mourning and forgiveness almost impossibly difficult.

This conference will address new ways of thinking the events and legacy of the last 25 years, and their implications for the political future of Sikhs inside and outside India. The basic premise of this conference is that while the work of mourning and forgiveness is by no means easy, it is also by no means impossible. Part of the problem was that representation of Sikh issues at that time by scholarly, mediatic and s…