Parveen Kaur is currently a Masters’ Student at The University of British Columbia in the Master of Data Science Program.
Having completed her undergraduate degree also at UBC as a Major in Biology. She is currently working as a Research Intern with the Sikh Research Institute. Besides being passionate about bringing an academic lens to her community in an accessible way, she is involved in several community youth programs. Also dabbling in oil and water painting, you can usually find her nursing a 3-hour old coffee pretending to do assignments while browsing Pinterest.
Akal Takht Sahib (Timeless Throne Sovereign) commands the worldly moral authority of the Sikhs, functioning as the institutional manifestation of the Miri-Piri (Political-Spiritual) doctrine as envisioned by the Gurus.
The Anand Karaj (Sikh marriage ceremony) is one of the life stages outlined with specific sentiments and ceremonies for Sikhs. Its procedures have received increased attention in recent years as a major community issue.
As the global Sikh population expands in size and complexion, the definition of a Sikh becomes increasingly important to support and shape the community. This study sets out to establish an understanding of how to conceptualize who is a Sikh.