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Debating the Dasam Granth

Robin Rinehart.

January 2011; published online May 2011.

Book. Subjects: Sikhism. 224 pages.

This book explores a Sikh text attributed to Guru Gobind Singh. Controversy has long surrounded substantial portions of the text that relate tales from Hindu mythology and...

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When Sparrows Became Hawks

Purnima Dhavan.

November 2011; published online January 2012.

Book. Subjects: Sikhism. 258 pages.

This study interrogates the dominant historiography about the origins and early history of the Sikh warrior community, the Khalsa. Contrary to the commonly accepted belief that the...

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History, Literature, and Identity

May 2011; published online September 2012.

Book. Subjects: Sikhism. 368 pages.

This book presents a comprehensive account of Sikh history and tradition, beginning with the founding of the community to the impact of modernity on Sikh institutions in the Punjab. It...

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Religious Pluralism, Globalization, and World Politics

Edited by Thomas Banchoff.

December 2008; published online January 2009.

Book. Subjects: Sikhism. 368 pages.

Globalization has spawned more active transnational religious communities, creating a powerful force in world affairs. This book explores the patterns of cooperation and conflict that mark...

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The Making of Sikh Scripture

Gurinder Singh Mann.

May 2001; published online November 2003.

Book. Subjects: Sikhism. 206 pages.

At present numbering twenty million adherents and spread the world over, the Sikhs represent a monotheistic tradition founded by Guru Nanak (1469–1539) in the Punjab, a region that served...

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Sikhism in Global Context

Edited by Pashaura Singh.

October 2011; published online September 2012.

Book. Subjects: Sikhism. 304 pages.

The Sikh community has made its presence felt throughout the world. Focusing on globalization, this book presents Sikh history, politics, identity, music, ethics, material culture, the...

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Relocating Gender in Sikh History

Doris Jakobsch.

January 2006; published online October 2012.

Book. Subjects: Sikhism. 306 pages.

This book charts the history of gender construction in Sikhism by focusing on the Singh Sabha Reform Movement spearheaded by British educated Sikhs in the late nineteenth and early...

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Life and Work of Guru Arjan

Pashaura Singh.

September 2006; published online October 2012.

Book. Subjects: Sikhism. 448 pages.

This book presents a scholarly treatment of the life and work of Guru Arjan (1563–1606), the fifth Guru of the Sikhs. First, it discusses the theoretical framework of a religious biography,...

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The Materiality of the Past

Anne Murphy.

October 2012; published online January 2013.

Book. Subjects: Sikhism. 304 pages.

This book offers an exploration of the material aspects of Sikh identity, showing how material objects, as well as holy sites, and texts, embody and represent the Sikh community as an...

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The Sikh Ẓafar-nāmah of Guru Gobind Singh

Louis E. Fenech.

January 2013; published online January 2013.

Book. Subjects: Sikhism. 320 pages.

This book deals with one of the only Persian compositions attributed to the tenth Sikh Guru, Guru Gobind Singh (1666–1708), the Ẓafar-nāmah or “Epistle of Victory.” Written as a masnavi or...

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