Two Centuries of Western Women's Art and Writing
During the past two centuries, over seventy European and American women (and a New Zealander) – including queens, a poet, missionaries, novelists, a photo-journalist and a Flamenco dancer who married a Sikh raja – have deployed their pens, pencils, brushes and cameras to capture the essence of the Sikhs.
ELEANOR NESBITT is Emeritus Professor at the University of Warwick. Her career specialism was the ethnographic study of the UK’s Hindu and Sikh communities. She has written numerous scholarly books, monographs and journal articles and has spoken at conferences in Europe, Africa and North America on the subject. She often features on BBC radio and also acts as consultant for radio and television programmes, publishers and solicitors. She is on the editorial board of the journals Fieldwork in Religion and Religions of South Asia, is a founder member of the Punjab Research Group, and is co-editor of Brill’s Encyclopedia of Sikhism.