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Vita Norman Gerald Barrier. Updated October 2005

  • Duke University, BA 1962. Sociology and History, magna cum laude.
  • Duke University, MA, 1964. South Asia History
  • Duke University, PhD 1966. South Asia History
Academic Appointments
  • Assistant Professor, Northern Illinois University. 1966-7
  • Assistant Professor, University of Missouri-Columbia, 1967-9
  • Associate Professor, University of Missouri-Columbia, 1969-74
  • Professor of History, University of Missouri-Columbia 1974-2003, retired
  • Chairman, Department of History, University of Missouri, 1983-1986
  • Middlebush Chair, History, l987-1990
  • Middlebush Chair in Social Sciences, 1999-2003
  • Professor Emeriti, History, 2003-
  • The Punjab Alienation of Land Bill of 1900. Duke U. 1968. 120p.
  • The Punjab in 19the Century Tracts. Michigan State U. 1969 98pp
  • The Punjab in Printed British Documents. U. Missouri Press, 1970. 140p
  • The Sikhs and Their Literature. Manohar, 1970. 208p.
  • Banned: Political Control and Controvesial Literature in British India, 1970-1947.
  • U. Missouri Press, 1975, 375p. rev ed. Manohar, 1977. Current in press, rev. ed
Manohar, 2005
  • Punjab Past and Present. Co-ed. With Harbans Singh. Panjabi U. 1975. 400p.
  • The Sikhs. Co-ed with Mark Juergensmsyer. Lancaster Miller, 1979. 235p.
  • The Census of British India . Manohar, 1981. 225p.
  • British Policy in Imperial India . Co-ed. With R.I. Crane. Heritage, 1982. 240p.
  • Aspects of India . Co-edited with Margaret Case. American Inst. Of Indian
  • Studies, Festscrift honoring Edward Dimock. 209p.
  • The Sikh Diaspora. Manohar, 1989. 275p.
  • The Transmission of Sikh Tradition and Culture. Co-ed. With Pashaura Singh.
  • Manohar, 1996. 303p.
  • Sikh Identity. Ed. With Pashaura Singh. Manohar, 1999. 330p.
  • Includes my edited Keynote speech to the International Conf (45p.) and
  • Essay on Fairfax Gurdwara Case (20p.)
  • Sikhism and History. Co-ed with Pashaura Singh. Oxford UP, 2004. 215p.
Currently in Press or revision process
  • Sikh Politics and Identity, 1893-2004. Collected essays, revised, with critical
  • Introduction, Oxford U. Press. Currently working out which essays will be
  • Included, size of volume. Est. pub. 2007.
  • Punjab Politics and the Disturbances of 1907. Manohar, currently revising final
  • Mss. Est. pub.20067
  • Articles and Chapters: Over 40 in major volumes and journals, 1965-present.
  • Most notable include the following:
  • “The Punjab Disturbances of 1907,” Modern Asian Studies, 1967. 30p.
  • “The Arya Samaj and Congress Politics,” Journal of Asian Studies, 27, 1968, 339-56.
  • Recognized as the most important essay on modern South Asian History, 1941-71,
  • Reprinted in the JAS Commemoration volumes, 1971.
  • “The Punjab Government and Communal Politics, 1870-1908.” Journal of Asian
  • Studies, 1969. 25p.
  • “Interpretations of Sikh History,” in Fauja Singh,ed. Sikh Historiography. Oriental,1978. 21p.
  • “To Rule India : Coercion and Conciliation in India , 1914-1919.” In Ellinwood , India and World War One,” 32p.
  • “Sikh Studies and the Study of History,” in Hawley, Sikh Studies and Contemporary
  • Sikhism, SUNY, 1991. 32p.
  • “Vernacular Publishing and Sikh Publishing Life in the Punjab ,” in Kenneth Jones,ed.
  • Religious Controversy in British India . SUNY 1992. 26p.
  • “The Singh Sabha Movement and the Sikh Renaissance,” in Baird, ed. Religion in
  • Modern India , 1989. 42p.
  • “The Singh Sabhas and the Evolution of Modern Sikhism,” in Biard, ed. Religious
  • Movements in Contemporary India . OUP, 1994. 38p.
  • “Tradition and Sikh Identity in the Modern World,” International Journal of Punjab
  • Studies, 2, 1995. 15p.
  • “Sikh Politics and Religion: The Bhasaur Singh Sabha,” in Banga, ed. Five
  • Punjabi Centuries, 1997, 140-56.
  • “Competing Visions of Sikh Religion and Politics: The Chief Khalsa Diwan and the Panch Khalsa Diwan,” in South Asia , 2000. 29p.
  • “Sikhs and the Law: A Century of Conflict over Identity and Authority,” in Baird,eds Religion and Law in Independent India . 2nd ed. 2005. 34p.
  • “Partition and l984 in Sikh Memory: The Sikh Cyber Community, Sikh Formations, v. 2, pt. 1. 2006. pp. 33-56.
  • “Tradition and History: Modern Communication and the Sikh Diaspora, in Tony Ballantyne, ed. Tradition and History: Textures of the Sikh Past ( Oxford UP, 2007). 34 pages. Several Conference papers are currently in press.
Work in Progress:
  • Modern Sikhism: A Guide to Historiography and Bibliography, 1873-1947. app. 400p. Mss..
  • Sikhism in the Modern World: Politics and Religion in the Chief Khalsa Diwan Era, 1902-1922,” app. 300p. mss.
Other recent professional activities:
  • Consultant, Panel Participant, International Conference on Fundamentalism, U. of Chicago .
  • Expert witness in three Sikh Gurdwara cases, and also in US Immigration And Naturalization cases involving Sikhs