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“Her Name is Kaur: Sikh American Women Write About Love, Courage, and Faith”

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Her Name Is Kaur: Sikh American Women Write About Love, Courage, and Faith explores love from many angles, offering rich, critical insight into the lives of Sikh women in America. Eye-opening and multifaceted, this collection of stories encourages its readers to take the feeling of love and turn it into action—practical action that will make the world a better place for everyone, regardless of their faith or creed.


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The volume, Her Name Is Kaur, splendidly succeeds in creating a vital communal building block, a sangat men and women can meaningfully participate in. For sure, the male protagonists in the lives of the narrators, the male supporters of this project, and all the male readers are equal and essential participants!


“It’s rare to find a book that makes you want to sit down and pray with an open heart, but Her Name is Kaur does just that. This is both an important contribution to women’s studies and a moving testimony to the power of religious community.” – Daisy Hernández, author of Colonize This! Young Women of Color on Today’s Feminism

“Written with honesty and courage. Her Name is Kaur is a tapestry of love, friendship, commitment, and acceptance. Meeta Kaur’s book is . . . a beautiful journey of the human spirit, self-realization, and ultimately . . . having faith.” – Harpreet Kaur, filmmaker, Sach Productions

Her Name Is Kaur is a very important volume that uses the power of story telling to amplify the voices of Kaurs, and to inspire the rest of us to gain strength from their narratives. Highly enjoyable for the casual reader, this book is also an indispensable resource for university classes in women’s studies, religion, and immigration studies.” – Rahuldeep Singh, Assistant Professor of Religion, Director of the Center for Equality and Justice Cal Lutheran University

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