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Religious violence has gained a lot of scholarly attention lately. But much of this scholarship is focused on America’s war on terror against Islamic groups. Recent Sikh history is also replete with violent episodes and is a rife topic for greater scholarly attention. Since 1984, when the Indian army attacked Sikhs’ holiest shrine, Sri Darbar Sahib in Amritsar, violence has become a regular part of Sikh politics and discourse. This conference seeks to address the different modalities of violence in the contemporary Sikh situation. It brings together scholars working in different disciplines to share their insights about the uniqueness of the Sikh experience of religious violence.