Yoginder Sikand (born 1967) is an Indian writer and academic who has written several books on Islam-related issues in India.
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.
- Muslims in India since 1947: Islamic perspectives on interfaith relations (2004). London: Routledge Curzon. ISBN 0-415-40604-8.
- Islam, caste, and Dalit-Muslim relations in India (2004). New Delhi: Global Media Publications.
- Struggling to be heard South Asian Muslim voices South Asian Muslim voices. Global Media Publications, 2004.
- Bastions of the Believers: Madrasas and Islamic Education in India. Penguin Books, 2006. ISBN 0-14-400020-2.