(a) Scholarly Books and Monographs
1991 'My Dad's Hindu, My Mum's Side are Sikhs': Issues in Religious Identity, Arts, Culture, Education, Research and Curriculum Paper, Charlbury, National Foundation for Arts Education. Online at
1993 (with Robert Jackson) Hindu Children in Britain, Stoke on Trent, Trentham.
2000 The Religious Lives of Sikh Children: A Coventry Based Study, Monograph Series, Leeds, Community Religions Project, University of Leeds.
2003 Interfaith Pilgrims: Living Truths and Truthful Living, London,
2004 Intercultural Education: Ethnographic and Religious Approaches, Brighton,
Sussex Academic Press.
2005 Sikhism: A Very Short Introduction, Oxford, Oxford University Press.
2007 India edition published by Oxford University Press, New Delhi.
2008 18-page booklet excerpted from this was published by The Independent
2013 with Kailash Puri, Pool of Life: The Autobiography of a Punjabi Agony Aunt,
Brighton: Sussex Academic Press.
2014 with Gavin D’Costa, Mark Pryce, Ruth Shelton and Nicola Slee,
Making Nothing Happen: Five Poets Explore Faith and Spirituality, Farnham:
(b) Curriculum Books
1990 (with Robert Jackson) Listening to Hindus, London, Unwin Hyman, (a book
for 11-14 year olds).
1996 (with Elizabeth Wayne, Judith Everington and Dilip Kadodwala) Hindus (Interpreting Religions Key Stage 3) Oxford, Heinemann.
1999 (with Gopinder Kaur) Guru Nanak, Indic Values series, Norwich, Religious and Moral Education Press. [Winner of Shap Award 2000 ‘for making an
outstanding contribution to the teaching of world religions’]
(c) Bibliographies and Occasional Papers
1987 (with Darshan Singh Tatla) Sikhs in Britain: An Annotated Bibliography. Bibliographies in Ethnic Relations, No.8, Centre for Research in Ethnic Relations, University of Warwick.
1994 (2nd revised edition with Darshan Singh Tatla) as above, No. 13 (103 pages). Available at http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/crer/publications/
2000 Children’s Experience of Religion: Issues from Ethnographic Study of 8-13 Year Olds’ Perspectives, Oxford, Religious Experience Research Centre, 2nd series, occasional paper 25.
2005 Faith Guides for Higher Education: A Guide to Sikhism, Leeds, The Subject
Centre for Philosophical and Religious Studies Higher Education Academy,
School of Theology and Religious Studies, University of Leeds.
Available at http://www.prs.heacademy.ac.uk/publications/sikhism_content.pdf
2007 The Great Religions 6. Sikhism,The Independent in association with Oxford
2015 Oral History and the Study of Religions: Reflections on Kiyotako Sato’s
Memory and Narrative Series, Discussion Paper no. 6, Yokyo: Research Centre
for the History of Religious and Cultural Diversity, Meiji University,
(d) Articles in Refereed Journals
1981 'A Note on Bhatra Sikhs', New Community, 9, 1, pp.70-72.
1984 'Sikh Studies in Britain', Studies in Sikhism and Comparative Religion, Guru Nanak Foundation, New Delhi, pp.60-63.
1985 'The Nanaksar Movement', Religion, 15, pp.67-79.
1989 'The Body, the Gurus' Teaching and Contemporary Sikh Practice' (paper presented at The Body: a colloquium on contemporary spirituality, University
of Lancaster 1987) in Religion, 19, July, pp.255-262.
1990 'Religion and Identity: The Valmiki Community in Coventry' in New
Community, 16, 2, January, pp.261-274.
'Pitfalls in Religious Taxonomy: Hindus and Sikhs, Valmikis and Ravidasis' in Religion Today, October, 6, 1, pp.9-12, reprinted 1994 in Wolffe, John (ed)
The Growth of Religious Diversity: Britain from 1945: A Reader, London,
Hodder for Open University.
(with Robert Jackson) 'The Diversity of Experience in the Religious Upbringing of Children from Christian Families in Britain', British Journal of Religious Education, 15, 1, pp.19-38.
1992 (with Robert Jackson) Christian and Hindu Children: Their Perceptions of Each Other's Religious Traditions', Journal of Empirical Theology, 5, 2, pp.39- 62.
1993 'Photographing Worship: Issues Raised by Ethnographical Study of Children's Participation in Acts of Worship', Visual Anthropology, 5, 3, pp.285-306.
'Gender and Religious Tradition: the Role Learning of British Hindu Children', Gender and Education, 5, 1, pp.81-91.
'Children and the World to Come: The Views of Children Aged Eight to Fourteen Years on Life after Death', Religion Today, 8, 3, pp.10-13.
[substantial extracts appearing in Central Council for Education and Training
in Social Work training pack on the religious and spiritual needs of children,
1995 (with Robert Jackson) 'Aspects of Cultural Transmission in a Diaspora Sikh Community', Journal of Sikh Studies, 18, 1, pp.52-66.
[substantial extracts in Central Council for Education and Training in Social
Work training pack, 1996].
'Punjabis in Britain: Cultural History and Cultural Choices', South Asia Research, 15, 2, pp.221-240.
'Celebrating and Learning: The Perpetuation of Values and Practices among Hindu Punjabi Children in Coventry, U.K.', Indo-British Review, 20, 2, 119- 131. [Excerpts reprinted in Brear, D. (ed) (1996) Teaching World Faiths: The Hindu Tradition, Westminster College, Oxford]
1997 'Splashed with Goodness': The Many Meanings of Amrit for Young British Sikhs', Journal of Contemporary Religion, 12, 1, 17-33.
‘“We are all Equal”: Young British Punjabis’ and Gujaratis’ Perceptions of Caste’, International Journal of Punjab Studies, 4, 2, 201-218.
‘Bridging the Gap between Young People’s Experience of their Religious Tradition at Home and at School: The Contribution of Ethnographic Research’, British Journal of Religious Education, 20, 2, 102-114.
(also in J. Laehnemann (ed) (1998) Interreligiose Erziehung 2000: Die Zukunft
der Religions und Kulturbegegnung, Verlag, Hamburg, 471-485) and in
Robbins and Francis 2015.
‘British, Asian and Hindu: Identity, Self-Narration and the Ethnographic Interview’, Journal of Beliefs and Values, 19, 2, 189-200.
‘How Culture Changes: British Sikh Children and the Vaisakhi Festival’, Journal of Sikh Studies, 22, 1, 95-118.
1999 ‘Friend in the Field: A Reflexive Approach to Being a Quaker Ethnographer’,
Quaker Studies, 4, 2, Winter, 82-112.
‘The Impact of Morari Bapu’s Kathas on Young British Hindus’, Scottish Journal of Religious Studies, 20, 2, Autumn,177-192.
2001 ‘Ethnographic Research at Warwick: Some Methodological Issues’, British Journal of Religious Education, 23, 3, 144-55.
(with J.Suthren Hirst and M. Searle-Chatterjee ‘Report on Teaching South
Asian Religious Traditions’, Centre for Applied South Asian Studies, The
PRS-LTSN Journal 1 (1) Summer, 77-9.
2003 (with A.Henderson) ‘Religious Organisations in the UK and
Values Education Programmes for Schools’’, Journal of Beliefs and Values,
24, 1, 75-87.
(with E. Arweck) ‘Researching a New Interface between Religions and
Publicly Funded Schools in the UK’, International Journal of Children’s
Spirituality, 8, 3, 239-54.
2004 (with E. Arweck) ‘Living Values: An Educational Programme – From
Initiative to Uptake’, British Journal of Religious Education, 26, 2, 133-49.
(with E. Arweck) ‘Values Education: The Development and Classroom
Use of an Educational Programme’, British Educational Research Journal, 30,
2005 (with E. Arweck and Robert Jackson) ‘Common Values for the
Common School? Using Two Values Education Programmes to Promote
“Spiritual and Moral Development”’, Journal of Moral Education, 34, 3, 325-
(with E. Arweck and Robert Jackson) ‘Educating the Next Generation
in Universal Values: Hindu-Related New Religious Movements and Values
Education in the Common School’, Scriptura, International Journal of Bible,
Religion and Theology in Southern Africa 89, 328-37.
2006 ‘Issues in Locating UK Hindus’ Sacred Space’, Contemporary
South Asia (special diaspora issue) 15 (2) June, 147-64.
(with E. Arweck) ‘Retrospect and Prospect: Sampradayas and
Warwick Fieldwork in Religions and Education’, Fieldwork in Religion, 2 (1)
2007 ‘Issues in Writing Introductions to Sikhism’, Religions of South Asia, 1 (1)
(with E. Arweck) ‘Spirituality in Education: Promoting Children’s Spiritual
Development through Values’, Journal of Contemporary Religion, 22 (3) Oct.
2008 ( with E. Arweck) ‘Peace and Non-Violence: Sathya Sai Education
in Human Values in British Schools’, Journal of Peace Education, 5, 1, 17-32.
(with E. Arweck and Robert Jackson) ‘Common Values for the
Common School? Using Two Values Education Programmes to Promote
“Spiritual and Moral Development”’, Journal of Religious Education, 56 (3)
32-39, reproduced from Journal of Moral Education, 34, 3, 325-
2009 ‘Research Report: Studying the Religious Socialization of Sikh and “Mixed-
Faith” Youth in Britain: Contexts and Issues’, Journal of Religion in Europe,
2010 (with E. Arweck) ‘Young People’s Identity Formation in Mixed-Faith
Families’: Continuity or Discontinuity of Religious Tradition?’ Journal of
Contemporary Religion, 25, 1, January, 67-87.
2010 ‘Interrogating the Experience of Quaker Scholars in Hindu and Sikh Studies:
Spiritual Journeying and Academic Engagement’, Quaker Studies, 14, 2.
2010 (with E. Arweck) ‘Close Encounters? The Intersection of Faith and Ethnicity in
Mixed-Faith Families’, Journal of Beliefs and Values, 31, 1, 39-52.
2010 (with E Arweck) ‘Issues Arising from an Ethnographic Investigation of the
Religious Identity Formation of Young People in Mixed-Faith Families’,
Fieldwork in Religion, 5 (1) 8-31.
2010 (with E. Arweck) ‘Plurality at Close Quarters: Mixed Faith
Families in the UK’, Journal of Religion in Europe, 3, 1-28.
2011 (with E. Arweck) ‘’Religious Education in the Experience of
Young People from Mixed-Faith Families’, British Journal of Religious
Education, 33 (1) 31-46.
2013 ‘Ethnography, Religious Education and The Fifth Cup’,
Religious Education, 4, 1, 5-19.
2013 ‘Sparrows and Lions: Fauna in Sikh Imagery, Symbolism and Ethics’,
Religions of South Asia, 7, 75-92.
2015 ‘”The Fools Argue about Flesh and Meat": Sikhism and Vegetarianism', Religions of South Asia, 9 (1) , 81-101.
(e) Chapters in Scholarly Books/Symposia
1988 'The Presentation of Sikhs in Recent Children's Literature in Britain' in J.T. O'Connoll, M. Israel and W. Oxtoby (eds) Sikh History and Religion in the 20th Century, Toronto, The Centre for South Asian Studies, University of
1990 'T urning Points in Sikh Studies' in U. King (ed), Turning Points in Religious Studies, Edinburgh, T and T Clarke,168-179.
1993 'The Transmission of Christian Tradition in an Ethnically Diverse Society', in
R.Barot (ed) Religion and Ethnicity: Minorities and Social Change in the
Metropolis, Kampen (The Netherlands), Kok Pharos Publishing House, 156-
1994 'Valmikis in Coventry: The Revival and Reconstruction of a Community', in
R.Ballard (ed) Desh Pardesh: The South Asian Presence in Britain, London, C Hurst and Co, 117-141.
1996 (with Robert Jackson) 'Orthodoxy and Openness: the Experience of British Hindu Children' in B. E. Gates (ed) Freedom and Authority in Religions and Religious Education, London, Cassells, 138-148.
(with Robert Jackson ‘Studying British Hindu Children and Representing Them in School texts’ in N. Holm (ed) The Familiar and the Unfamiliar in the World Religions: Challenges for Religious Education Today, Abo, Abo Akademi University, 26-45.
(with Robert Jackson) ‘From Fieldwork to School Text: Studying and Representing British Hindu Children’ in T.G.I.M.Andree, C. Bakker and P. Schreiner (eds) Crossing Boundaries: Contributions to Interreligious and Intercultural Education, Munster/Utrecht, Universiteit Utrecht and Comenius Institute, 89-99.
'The Body in Sikh Tradition' in S. Coakley (ed) Religion and the Body:
Comparative Perspectives on Devotional Practices, Cambridge: Cambridge
University Press, 289-305. (translated into Spanish and Rumanian. English
paperback version 2000)
1998 ‘“Being Religious Shows in Your Food”: Young British Hindus and Vegetarianism’ in T.S. Rukmani (ed) Hindu Diaspora: Global Perspectives, Montreal, Chair Hindu Studies, Concordia University, 397-426.
‘Diversity as Ethos in Society: Negotiating Power Relations’ in D.Chidester, J. Stonier and J.Tobler (eds) Diversity as Ethos: Challenges for Interreligious and Intercultural Education, Cape Town, Institute for Comparative Religion in Southern Africa,116-132 and (1998) in Journal for the Study of Religions: Interreligious and Intercultural Studies, 11, 1, 55-74.
1999 'Sikhs and Proper Sikhs: Young British Sikhs' Perceptions of their Identity' in Pashaura Singh and N.G.Barrier (eds) Sikh Identity: Continuity and Change, Delhi, Manohar, 315-333.
2000 ‘Researching 8-13 Year Olds’ Perspectives on their Experience of Religion’ in Lewis, A. and Lindsay, G. (eds) Researching Children’s Perspectives, Buckingham, Open University Press, 135-149.
2001 ‘Representing Faith Traditions in Religious Education: An Ethnographic Perspective’ in L.J.Francis, J.Astley and M.Robbins (eds) The Fourth R for the Third Millennium: Education in Religion and Values for the Global Future,
Dublin, Veritas Publications, 137-158.
‘What Young British Hindus Believe: Some Issues for the Researcher and the
RE Teacher’ in H-G. Heimbrock, C.Scheilke and P.Schreiner (eds) Towards
Religious Competence: Diversity as a Challenge for Education in Europe,
Munster, Lit-verlag, 150-162.
‘Religious Nurture and Young People’s Spirituality’ in J. Erricker, C.Ota and
C.Erricker (eds) Spiritual Education, Cultural, Religious and Social
Differences: New Perspectives for the 21st Century, Brighton, Sussex
2002 ‘Ethnography and Religious Education’ in A. Brown and L.Broadbent (eds) Issues in Religious Education, London, RoutledgeFalmer, 111-122.
‘Quaker Ethnographers: A Reflexive Approach’ in E.Arweck and M.Stringer
(eds) Theorising Faith: The Insider/Outsider Problem in the Study of Ritual,
Birmingham, University of Birmingham Press, 133-154.
2004 ‘I’m a Gujarati Lohana and a Vaishnav as Well’: Religious Identity Formation
among Young Coventrian Punjabis and Gujaratis’ in S. Coleman and P.
Collins (eds) Religion, Identity and Change: Perspectives on Global
Transformations, London, Ashgate, 174-190.
‘Young British Sikhs and Religious Devotion: Issues Arising from
Ethnographic Research’ in A. S. King and J. Brockington eds) Intimate
Other: Love Divine in Indic Religions, New Delhi, Orient Longman, 310-
‘UK Valmikis and the Label “Hindu”’ in J. Leslie and M. Clark (eds)
Creating a Dialogue: Text, Belief and Personal Identity (Proceedings of the
Valmiki Studies Workshop 2004), London, SOAS, 25-31.
2005 ‘Ethnography, Religion and Intercultural Education’ in R. Jackson and
U.McKenna (eds) Intercultural Education and Religious Plurality, Oslo
Coalition Occasional Papers, Oslo, The Oslo Coalition on Freedom of
Religion or Belief. 15-24. ISBN 92-92720-00-6
2006 ‘Ethnography, Religion and Intercultural Education’ in M.de Souza,
K.Engebretson, E. Durka, R.Jackson, A.McGrady (eds)
International Handbook of the Religious, Spiritual and Moral Dimensions in
Education, New York, Springer Publishing Company, 387-98, ISBN 1-4020-
‘UK Christmases in Sociological Perspective’ in N. Slee and R. Miles (eds)
Doing December Differently, Iona, Wild Goose, 126-9. ISBN 1-905010-23-0
2007 ‘The Contribution of Nurture in a Sampradaya to Young British Hindus’
Understanding of their Tradition’ in J.Hinnells (ed) Religious
Reconstruction in the South Asian Diasporas: From One Generation to
Another, London: Palgrave Macmillan, 51-73.
2008 ‘South Asian Christians in the UK’ in K. A. Jacobsen and Selva
J. Raj (eds) Invisible Diaspora: The South Asian Christian Diaspora in Europe
and North America, Aldershot, Ashgate, 17-38.
2010 with E. Arweck ‘Growing Up in a Mixed-Faith Family: Intact or
Fractured Chain of Memory?’ In S. Collins-Mayo and P. Dandelion (eds)
Religion and Youth, Aldershot, Ashgate, pp.167-74.
2010 with D. Jakobsh ‘Contextualising the Issues: Sikhism and Women’
in D. Jakobsh (ed.) Sikhism and Women, New Delhi, Oxford University
2011 ‘Sikh Diversity in the UK: Contexts and Evolution’ in K. A.
Jacobsen and K. Myrvold (eds) Sikhs in Europe - Migration, Identity and
Transnational Practices, Aldershot: Ashgate, 225-52.
2012 (with Elisabeth Arweck) ‘The Interaction of the Major Religions at the
Microcosmic Level: Religiously Mixed Families in the UK’, in J. Astley, L. J.
Francis, M. Robbins and M. Selçuk (eds) Teaching Religion, Teaching Truth,
Oxford: Peter Lang, 135-54.
2012 ‘Sikhism’ in Mark Cobb, Christina Puchalski and Bruce Rumbold
(eds) The Textbook of Spirituality in Healthcare, Oxford: Oxford University
2013 ‘Sparrows and Lions: Fauna in Sikh Imagery, Symbolism and Ethics’,
Charming Beauties and Frightful Beasts, Non-Human Animals in South Asian
Myth, Ritual and Folklore, eds. F.M. Fabrizio and T. Dähnhardt, Equinox.
2013 ‘Ethnography, Religious Education and The Fifth Cup’ in J. Miller., K.
O’Grady and U. McKenna (eds) Religion in Education, Innovation in International
Research, London: Routledge.
2014 ‘Sikh Spectrum: Mapping Emotions in the Panth’, in D. J. Davies and N. A. Warne
(eds) Emotions and Religious Dynamics, Aldershot: Ashgate, 27-46.
2015 ‘Such was the World: A Verse Offering’ in Lemcio, Eugene E.,
Essays Honouring John Westerdale Bowker; A Man of Many Parts, Eugene, OR:
Wipf and Stock.
2015 forthcoming (reprinted from 1998) Bridging the Gap between Young People’s
Experience of their Religious Tradition at Home and at School: The
Contribution of Ethnographic Research’ in M. Robbins and L. Francis (eds)
Reader, London: Taylor and Francis
2015 ‘Interreligious Friendship: Insights from the Sikh Tradition’ in Alon Goshen-
Gottstein (ed.) Friendship across Religions: Theological Perspectives on
Interreligious Friendship, Lanham: Lexington Books, 117-134.
(f) Chapters in Professional Handbooks
1989 'Britain's Sikhs' in A. Wood (ed) Religions and Education, Shap Working
Party 1969-1989, The BFSS National RE Centre, 75-78.
(with Robert Jackson) 'British Hindu Children and their Traditional Festivals'
in A. Wood (ed) Religions and Education, 53-55.
1990 'Sikhism: Books and Stories' in R. Jackson and D. Starkings (eds) The Junior RE Handbook, Cheltenham, Stanley Thornes, 124-9.
(with Robert Jackson) in the same volume 'An Overview of Hinduism' and
'Learning from the Religious Experience of Children', 51-6 and 208-213.
1994 contribution to Teacher's Resource Book Ages 5-7, Bridges to Religions: The Warwick RE Project, Oxford, Heinemann.
1998 'Amrit Ceremony and Five Ks' in J.Barrow (ed) Meeting Sikhs, Leicester,
Christians Aware, 49-56.
2007 ‘Sikhism’ in R. Hughes, for the British Council, Cultural Connections: How
To Make the Most of the International Student Experience, London, The
British Council, p.51.
(g) Articles in Works of Reference
1988 'Sikhism' (13,000 words) in 4th edition of R. C. Zaehner (ed) The Hutchinson Encyclopaedia of Living Faiths, Hutchinson, 408-437.
Sikhs in Grossbritannien', U. Tworuschka and M. Tworuschka (eds)
Bertelsmann Handbuch Religionen der Welt, Munchen, Bertelsmann
1993 ‘Caste' and 'Hinduism and Hindu Social Theory' in W. Outhwaite and T. Bottomore (eds) The Blackwell Dictionary of Twentieth Century Social Thought, Oxford, Blackwell.
'Hinduism in Bali', The Atlas of the Great Religions, Readers Digest, 143.
'Sikhism' in K.McLeish (ed) Bloomsbury Guide to Key Ideas in Human Thought, 679-680.
'Sikhism' in World Book Year Book 1993, London, World Book Inc, 298.
1994 'Sikhism' in World Book Year Book 1994, London, World Book Inc, 295.
1995 'Sikhism' in World Book Year Book 1995, London, World Book Inc,
1996 'Sikhism' in World Book Year Book 1996, London, World Book Inc.
‘Sikhism' in P. Morgan and C. Lawton (eds) Ethical Issues in Six Religious Traditions, Edinburgh, University of Edinburgh Press, 99-134.
1997 'Sikhism' in World Book Year Book 1997, London, World Book Inc.,292.
Entries on Sikhism (21,000 words) in J. Bowker (ed) Oxford Dictionary of World Religions, Oxford, Oxford University Press.[I was also consulting editor]
‘Sikhism’ in J. Bowker (ed) World Religions: The Great Faiths Explored and
Explained, London: Dorling Kindersley, 76-87. I was also a consultant editor.
1998 ‘Sikhism’ in World Book Year Book 1998, London, World Book Inc, 303.
1999 ‘Sikhism’ in S.Thomas (ed) World Book Year Book 1999, Chicago, World Book Inc.
2000 ‘Sikhism’ in S.Thomas et al (eds) The 2000 World Book Year Book The Annual Supplement to the World Book Encyclopaedia: A Review of the
Events of 1999, Chicago, World Book Inc, 362.
2001 ‘Sikhism’ in Stille, D. R. et al (eds) The 2001 World Book Year Book The Annual Supplement to the World Book Encyclopaedia: A Review of the
Events of 2000, Chicago, World Book Inc, 362.
‘Sikhism’ in J. Bowker (ed) Cambridge Illustrated History of Religions, Cambridge, Cambridge University press, 64-71.
2003 ‘Caste’ and ‘Hinduism and Hindu Social Theory’ in W.Outhwaite (ed) (2nd ed)
The Blackwell Dictionary of Modern Social Thought, Oxford, Blackwell, 63-
2004 ‘Guru Granth Sahib’ (1970 words) in M. Eliade (ed) The Encyclopaedia of
Religion Second Edition, Macmillan.
2007 ‘Sikhism’ in P. Morgan and C. Lawton (eds) (2nd revised edition)
Ethical Issues in Six Religious Traditions, Edinburgh, Edinburgh University
2007 ‘Sikhizm’ in Problemy etyczne w tradejach szesciu religii, Warszawa: Instytut
Wydawniczy Pax, 156-203.
2008 ‘Religious Nurture’ in D. Cush, C. Robinson and M. Yorke (eds)
RoutledgeCurzon Encyclopaedia of Hinduism, London, Routledge, 677–9.
2009 ‘The Teacher of Religion as Ethnographer’ in P.B. Clarke (ed.) The Oxford
Handbook of the Sociology of Religion, Oxford, Oxford University Press,
2009 ‘Hinduism in Punjab’ in K.A. Jacobsen (ed.) Brill’s Encyclopaedia
of Hinduism, volume 1, Leiden, Brill (10,000 words)
2012 ‘Hinduism and Sikhism’ in K. A. Jacobsen (ed.) Brill’s
Encyclopaedia of Hinduism, volume 4, Leiden, Brill (10,000 words)
2014 ‘Sikh Sants and their Establishments in India and Abroad, in Singh, Pashaura
and Fenech, Louis (eds) The Oxford Handbook of Sikh Studies, Oxford:
Oxford University Press, 360-371.
2016 forthcoming ‘Nanaksar’ and ‘Sikh Society’ in Knut Jacobsen, Gurinder Singh
Mann, Kristina Myrvold and Eleanor Nesbitt (eds) Brill’s Encyclopedia of
Sikhism, Leiden: Brill.
(h) Articles in Professional Journals and Newspapers
1979 'Classical Studies in Multiracial Education', NAME, 7,3, 7-13.
1980 'Out of a Single Fire: Sikhs and Quakers', Quaker Monthly, April, Vol 59.4 75-78.
'Religious Education in a Multiracial Setting', Resource, University of
Warwick, 2, 2, Spring, 2-3.
'Classics and Multiracial Education', Hesperiam, 2, 79-96.
1981-1984 Short articles e.g. in Natesla News, 7, 11, 15 and 16. National Association for Teaching English as a Second Language to Adults.
1985 'Causidicus' in Jact Review, 2, Spring.
'Gurdwaras in the British Press', Sikh Bulletin, 4-19.
1986 (with Robert Jackson), 'Sketches of Formal Hindu Nurture', World Religions
in Education, (Shap Mailing), August, 25-29.
1987 'That of God' (paper presented to Assembly of the World's Religions, New Jersey, USA, 1985) The Friends Quarterly, 24, 5 January, 221-227.
(with Robert Jackson) 'British Hindu Children and their Religious Tradition:
the Hindu Nurture in Coventry Project', Interlink, Manchester, 8-9.
'Sikhism in Books for Primary and Secondary School Readers', Resource, 9, 3, Summer, 3-5.
'Sikh Holy and Historical Places in India', York Shap 1987 Understanding the Sikh Tradition, 17-29.
1988 (with Robert Jackson) 'Growing Up in the Hindu Tradition', Resource, 10, 2, Spring, 4-5.
'Guidelines for Transliteration', 'Sikhs in Children's Literature', Sikh Bulletin, 1-5, 27-34.
1990 ‘Sikh Youth Camps', Sikh Bulletin, 1-4.
(with Robert Jackson) 'Britain's Hindu Children: The Work of the Religious Educational Community Project' in Home and School, 4, winter, 56-57.
(with Robert Jackson) 'Across the Threshold', Times Educational Supplement, 21
1991 'The Integrity of Sikhism', Broadly Christian, Coventry, May, 12-14.
'Sikhs in Britain', the Guardian, eG Supplement, 26 November, 6.-7. reprinted in Newsletter Panjabi Parents Association London East, 2, 5, Feb, 3-
6 and, 1993, in The Faiths eG Religions Source Book: An Exploration of the
World's Faiths as Featured in the Pages of The Guardian's Tuesday
Educational Supplement, 16-17.
(with Robert Jackson) 'Hindus in Britain', Hindu Today, February, 5-6.
(with Robert Jackson) 'Addysg Grefyddol A'r Gymuned', Newyddion AG, 29, Spring, 3.
(with Robert Jackson) 'Religious Education from the Community', RE News, Spring, 3.
(with Robert Jackson) 'Hindus in Britain', the Guardian, eG supplement, 16 July, 6-7, reprinted 1993 in The Faiths eG Religions Source Book: An Exploration of the World's Faiths as Featured in the Pages of the Guardian's
Tuesday Educational Supplement, 14-15..
(with Robert Jackson) 'Learning from the Experience of Children', The Religious Education and Community Project', Links, 17,1, 13-16.
'Sharing Hindu Culture', Shantidoot, Oslo, 3, 4, 36-37.
1992 (with Robert Jackson and Peter Woodward) 'British Children's Experience of Religion' in RE Today, 9, 2, 34-35.
'From Veda to Video', Broadly Christian, May, 2-3.
'Not Pure Enough for Priesthood?' The Guardian eG supplement, Nov.10 and reprinted 1993 in The Faiths eG Religions Source Book: An Exploration of the World's Faiths as Featured in the Pages of the Guardian's Tuesday Educational Supplement, 23.
'Drawing on the Ethnic Diversity of Christian Tradition in Britain',
Multicultural Teaching, 11, 2.
(With Peter Woodward) 'Children Fasting', Broadly Christian, February, 3-7.
'On being a Quaker and a Researcher in Religious Studies', Quaker Monthly, August, 160-162.
'Religious Studies in the University of Warwick', BASR Bulletin, 11, 26-27.
1994 'Sikhs in Western Europe', Sikh Bulletin, 11, 26-27.
'Sikhism, Gender and RE', RE Today, 11, 2, 26.
'Living with Other Faiths: Reflecting on Our Own Sanskars', Quaker Monthly Interfaith Issue, October, 205-209.
1995 'A Diary in the Middle of the Term', Ed-Lines, 3, 14-15, June.
'Many Happy Returns: Some British South Asian Children's Birthday Parties', Multicultural Teaching, 14, 1, Autumn, 34-35 and 40.
' A Longitudinal Study of Young British Hindus' Perceptions of their Religious Tradition', BASAS Bulletin, British Association for the Study of Religions.
(with John Parry) 'Professor Gopal Singh Puri 1915-1995: Scholar and Humanist', India Weekly, 13 October. Reprinted in Sikh Bulletin 1996.
1997 ‘Religious Education and Sikh Identity: Is This a Special Case?’, World Religions and Education: Who Am I? The Search for Individual and Group Identity, London, Shap Working Party on World Religions in Education, 32-
‘Of Faiths and Cultures’, The Friend, 30 May, 11-14.
contribution to Austin, P. (ed) Who am I? Who are You? Views of National Identity in Britain, Northern Friends Peace Board (no page nos).
‘Reincarnation: Some Reflections on Fieldwork among Young People in Britain’, in Hindu Mission of Canada, Diwali Silver Jubilee Edition, Montréal, Hindu Mission (no page nos).
1998 ‘Paradox and Transformation’, The Friend, 20 Nov, 4.
1999 ‘Developments in Sikh Studies since 1990’, Sikh Bulletin, 15, 5-13.
2000 ‘The Other Half of My Soul’, World Faiths Encounter, 27, November, 5-11.
‘Roots’, The Friend, 158, 51, 22 December, 10.
(with Tilak Shastri and Ram Krishan Prashar) ‘A Hindu Astrologer-Priest’s Contribution’, World Religions in Education, Shap, 47-48.
2001 ‘Understanding Identity: What Ethnography Can teach Us’, RE Today, Spring, 12.
‘The Hindu Tradition: A Selection of Books to Enjoy’, Resource, 23, 3, 20-22.
‘Faith Matters’, Bradford Argos and Telegraph, 5 May
‘Me and My Neighbour’, Quaker Monthly, 80, 7, July, 164-165.
(with Gopinder Kaur) ‘Guru Nanak’, World Religions in Education: Living
Community, Shap, 60-62.
2004 ‘Worship as Gateway to Truth’, Interreligious Insight, 2, 1, January, 36-43.
2005 (with J. Suthren Hirst and M. Searle-Chatterjee) ‘Report on a Workshop on
Teaching South Asian Religious Traditions’, PRS-LTSN Journal, 177-9.
2006 ‘But What does Ethnography have to do with Me?’ REsource, 23 (3) 4-8.
2006 ‘New Year at Easter?’ magazine of St Michael and All Angels, New Marston,
2009 ‘Building Interfaith Understanding: Quaker Testimonies in an Age of
Diversity’, Friends Quarterly, 37, 1, 15-27.
2009 ‘Of Truth, Teacups and Wineglasses’, The Friend, 167 (46) 13.
2010 ‘Religious Education and Pupils from ‘Mixed-Faith’ Families’, REsource, 32,
2011 ‘Transformation through Encounter?’ Universalist, 92, June, 20-28.
2011 ‘Gemini Poets’, The Friend, 169, 24, 19-11.
2011 ‘Riots: The Challenge’, The Friend, 19 August, 3.
2012 ‘A Fine Balance: Reflections on a Career in Religious Studies and Religious
Education’, REsource, 34 (2) 8-12.
2013 ‘Owen Cole Obituary’, Other Lives, The Guardian, 5 November (online)
2014 ‘Doctor Owen Cole: Teacher and Author’, The Independent, Friday 14 January
2014 ‘Welcoming Poetry into RE’, RE Today, 32, 1, 50-52.
2015 ‘From Sikh and Hindu Perspectives’, The Universalist, The Journal of the
Quaker Universalist Group, 104, Report of the QUG Annual Conference
2015: An Exploration of Meaning and Purpose in our Lives, 27-33.
2015 ‘Teaching about Sikhism: Points to Bear in Mind’, RE Today, 32, 3, 53-56.
(i) Book Reviews
published in British Journal of Religious Education, Bulletin of the School of
Oriental and African Studies, Ethnic and Racial Studies, European Journal of
Intercultural Studies, The Friend, Journal of Empirical Theology, International
Journal of Punjab Studies, Journal of International Migration and Integration,
Journal of Moral Education, Mortality, National Foundation for Educational
Research, New Community, Punjab Research Group: A Newsletter of the
Association for Punjab Studies in Great Britain, Quaker Studies, Resource,
Religion, RE Today, Sikh Formations, Times Educational Supplement, World
1993: review of Butler, R. 1992, Sikhism for Resource.
review of Price, L. 1989, Interfaith Encounter and Dialogue: A Methodist Pilgrimage for Journal of Empirical Theology, 6, 2, pp117-118.
review of Kalsi, S.S. 1992, The Evolution of a Sikh Community in Britain and Singh, R. 1992 Immigrants to Citizens for Punjab Research Group: A
Newsletter of the Association for Punjab Studies in Great Britain, pp25-26.
review of Cole, W.O. and Sambhi, P.S., 1993, Sikhism and Christianity for World Faiths Encounter, 9, November, p.76-77.
1995 review of Emmett, P. 1994, The Sikh Experience, London, Hodder for World Religions in Education.
review of Gill, S., D'Costa, G. and King, U. (eds) 1994, Religion in Europe: Contemporary Perspectives, Kampen, Kok Pharos for Resource.
1997 review of Singh, P and Barrier, G. (eds) 1996, The Transmission of Sikh Heritage in the Diaspora, for International Journal of Punjab Studies, 4, 1, 158- 160.
review of Levitt, M. 1996, ‘Nice when they are Young’: Contemporary Christianity in Families and Schools, for British Journal of Religious
Education, 20, 1, 56-8.
review of Singh, N-G.K.1995, The Name of My Beloved: Verses of the Sikh Gurus, for Resource.
1998 review of McLeod, W.H. 1995, Historical Dictionary of Sikhism, for
International Journal of Punjab Studies, 4, 2, 4, 2, 263-265.
review of Dosanjh, J.S. and Ghuman, P.A.S. 1996, Child-Rearing in Ethnic Minorities for National Foundation for Educational Research, NFER
Educational Research, 40, 2, Summer, 251-252.
review of Hirst, J. S. 1997, Sita’s Story in British Journal of Religious
Education, 20, 3, 178-179.
review of Singh, G. and Talbot, I. 1996, Punjabi Identity in Ethnic and Racial Studies, 21, 2, 361-362.
review of Firth, S. 1997, Dying, Death and Bereavement in a British Hindu Community for Mortality, 3, 3, 301.
review of Lipner, J. 1998 2nd edition, Hindus for Ethnic and Racial Studies,
22, 6, 1098-1100.
review of Pym, J.1999, Listening to the Light, for World Faiths Encounter,
24, Nov, 77-78.
2000 review of Kalsi, S.S. 1999, Simple Guide to Sikhism for World Faiths Encounter, 26, July, 55.
review of Pym, J. 2000, The Pure Principle: Quakers and Other Faith Traditions and Cairns, A. 1999 2nd ed, Of One heart, Diverse Mind: The Quaker Universalist Way for World Faiths Encounter, 63-64.
Review of Ghuman, P.A.S. 1999, Asian Adolescents in the West for
Educational Research, 42 (3), winter, 347-348.
2001 review of Mackley, J. and Johnson, C. 2000, RE in Practice...Living with Others (primary and secondary) for RE Today, 18, 3, 6-7.
2003 review of Pestridge, J. ed 2002 Citizens of Faith Making a
Difference for RE Today.
2004 review of Raj, D. S. Where are You From? Middle-Class Migrants in the
Modern World for Journal of International Migration and Integration, 5, 2,
2005 review of W. O. Cole, Understanding Sikhism for Interreligious Insight.
review of S. Sutcliffe (ed) Religion Empirical Studies: A Collection to Mark
the 50th Anniversary of the British Association for the Study of
Religions, for British Journal of Religious Education, 27, 3, 290-291.
2006 review of Shackle, C. and Mandair, A-p. S., Teachings of the Sikh Gurus:
Selections from the Sikh Scriptures for Bulletin of the School of Oriental and
African Studies, 69 (3), October, 479-81.
2009 review of Stringer, M. Contemporary Western Ethnography and the Definition
of Religion for British Journal of Religious Education.
2009 review of Weller, P., Religion and Diversity in the UK: Contours and
Issues for British Journal of Religious Education.
2009 review of Cole, W. O., Cole Sahib: The Story of a Multifaith Journey
for The Friend, 167 (43) 12.
2010 review of Dandelion, P. and Collins, P. (eds) The Quaker
Condition: The Sociology of a Liberal Religion for Quaker Studies.
2010 review of King, U. The Search for Spirituality: Our Global Quest
for Meaning and Fulfilment for British Journal of Religious Education.
2012 review of Jhutti-Johal, J. Sikhism Today for British Journal of
2013 review of Rural Nostalgias and Transnational Dreams: Identity and
Modernity among Jat Sikhs for Sikh Formations, Sikh Formations, 9, 3,
2014 review of The Materiality of the Past: History and Representation of Sikh
Tradition for Journal of Contemporary Religion, 29, 2, 357-8.
(j) Miscellaneous Publications
1994 (comp) Athwart the Storm: Poems and Prose by John Linton, York, Sessions.
Turn But a Stone, Norwich, Hilton House. (This is a collection of my poems sold in support of Sangam School in Haryana, India.)
Poems contributed to Askari, H., Garcia-Duran, M., Kenyon, M. and Litaba, J. (eds) Faith and Friendship: In memory of David Bowen, Bradford: Bradford College, pages 46, 86, 104, 106, 107.
2008 Poems in Burgess, R. (ed) Bare Feet and Buttercups, Glasgow, Wild Goose
2010 Mango the Marmalade Cat and Other Animals with Attitude (illustrated by
Jenny Hare, Camarthen, Art-Oasis.
2011 Louis the Lachrymose Lion
2011 (co-ed Ian Florance) Gemini Four, London: Only Connect (poems by Ian
Florance, Jane Hitchcot, Eleanor Nesbitt, Rowan Williams, John-David
2012 Harvey the Happy Harvest Mouse
2012 ‘Protection and Deliverance’ in N. Slee (ed.) Words for Today 2013,
Birmingham, UK: International Bible Reading Association, 78-84.
2013 Grace the Persuasive Gazelle
2013 ‘Seek First His Kingdom’ in N. Eddy (ed.) Fresh from the Word 2014,
Birmingham, UK: International Bible Reading Association, 56-62.
2014 Coventry’s Literary Trail, Coventry: Positive Images Festival.
2015 ‘Dinosaur Biscuits’, Letters page, Leamington Courier, 19 January.
2015 ‘Can You Tell?’, ‘Media’, ‘Santiago di Compostella’, ‘Takeaway’, ‘Deep
Within’ in Theology, 118 4, 281-283.