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Sikhism

Eleanor Nesbitt.

September 2005; published online September 2013.

Book. Subjects: Sikhism. 176 pages.

Sikhism: A Very Short Introduction introduces the practices, rituals, and festivals of this religion and highlights key threads from its history, from the Gurus and the development of 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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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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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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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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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 Bhagats of the Guru Granth Sahib

Pashaura Singh.

January 2003; published online October 2012.

Book. Subjects: Sikhism. 228 pages.

This book analyses the key issues concerning the phenomenon of scriptural adaptation in a cross-cultural spirit. Specifically, it seeks to addresses three questions closely related to the...

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The Guru Granth Sahib

Pashaura Singh.

October 2003; published online October 2012.

Book. Subjects: Sikhism. 342 pages.

This book examines three closely related questions in the process of canon formation in the Sikh tradition: how the text of the Adi Granth came into being, the meaning of gurbani, and how...

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A History of the Sikhs

Khushwant Singh.

November 2004; published online October 2012.

Book. Subjects: Sikhism. 434 pages.

The first volume of The History of the Sikh provides a detailed account of the religious, political, and social background that eventually brought about the formation of the Sikh religion...

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