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Arvind-Pal S. Mandair is S.B.S.C. Associate Professor of Sikh Studies at the University of Michigan. His recent books include Religion and the Specter of the West (Columbia University Press, 2009) and Teachings of the Sikh Gurus (Routledge 2005). He is a founding editor of the journal Sikh Formations: Religion, Culture and Theory and assistant editor of Culture and Religion.