Louis E. Fenech
HistoryFaculty - Professor of History
Ph.D., University of Toronto, 1995
Dr. Fenech’s special expertise lies in the field of Punjabi and Sikh Studies. His publications include six books, the most recent of which is The Cherished Five in Sikh History, coming out in January 2021, which regards a group within Sikh tradition known as the Panj Piare, the first five Sikh disciples who form the nucleus of the Sikh martial community known as the Khalsa. Dr. Fenech shared his work The Sikh Ẓafar-nāmah of Guru Gobind Singh: A Discursive Blade in the Heart of the Mughal Empire (2013) on Episode 18 (The Court of the Tenth Master) of The One Podcast, posted in April 2020.
Professor Fenech teaches the Liberal Arts Core class on India, sharing the importance of Non-Western Humanities, and upper level classes on the History of Modern and Pre-Modern South Asia.
Additional books by Dr. Fenech: The Darbar of the Sikh Gurus: The Court of God in the World of Men and Martyrdom in the Sikh Tradition: Playing the 'Game of Love'. He is also co-editor of both The Historical Dictionary of Sikhism (2014) and The Oxford Handbook of Sikh Studies (2014).