W.H. McLeod Collection of Sikh Studies


Located in: Tomás Rivera Library

William Hewat “Hew” McLeod (August 2, 1932 - July 20, 2009), played a critical role in establishing Sikh studies as distinctive field of inquiry in academic institutions outside India. His many publications, including Guru Nanak and the Sikh Religion (1968), The Sikhs: History, Religion, and Society (1989), Historical Dictionary of Sikhism (1995), and Discovering the Sikhs: Autobiography of a Historian (2004).

The W.H. McLeod Collection of Sikh Studies is the personal library of nearly 2,000 volumes, in Punjabi and English, on Sikh religion, art, history, literature, society, and culture that McLeod built during four decades of creative, sometimes controversial, scholarship.

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