Yoginder Sikand

Yoginder Sikand

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Yoginder Sikand (born 1967) is Indian writer-academic and the author of several books on Islam-related issues in India. IGNCA. Rediff.com, September 5, 2008.

Early life and education

Yoginder Singh Sikand did his B.A.(Hons.) (Economics), from St. Stephen's College of the University of Delhi, 1985–88, followed by M.A. (Sociology) (1990–92) and M.Phil. (Sociology), from the Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, 1992-94. Thereafter he received a PhD in history on the Tablighi Jama'at from Royal Holloway College, University of London 1995-98.

He has been a Post doctoral Fellow at Royal Holloway, University of London (1999–2001), and the International institute for the Study of Islam in the Modern World at the University of Leiden, in the Netherlands (2002–2004).


He was a Reader in Department of Islamic Studies at Hamdard University, New Delhi, and then Professor at Jawaharlal Nehru Studies, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi.

He currently lives in Bangalore and Shimla, and writes two blogs, one about his writings and another titled, 'Madarasa Reforms in India'.


  • The Origins and Development of the Tablighi jam'aat: (1920-2000. A cross-country comparative study.(2002) New Delhi: Orient Longman. ISBN 81-250-2298-8.
  • Sacred Spaces: Exploring Traditions of Shared Faith in India (2003). New Delhi: Penguin Books.
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