Sikh Youth Coming of Age: Reflections on the Decision to Tie a Turban

Muninder Ahluwalia, Tyce Nadrich, Ikbal Singh Ahluwalia

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In Sikhism, the turban is a sign of adherence to faith and fighting for justice; for Sikh men, it can also be considered essential to manhood (Chanda & Ford,). The authors provide an introduction to Sikhism and discuss the turban's importance to Sikhs. Next, they present a self-reflective case of one individual's experience of the decision to tie a turban and discussion of that case. Finally, the authors discuss implications for counselors.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)20-34
Number of pages15
JournalCounseling and Values
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2019



  • Sikh
  • identity
  • religion
  • turban
  • youth

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