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Sikhism

Eleanor Nesbitt.

September 2005; p ublished 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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Sikhism

Eleanor Nesbitt.

April 2016; p ublished online April 2016 .

Book. Subjects: Sikhism. 176 pages.

The Sikh religion has a following of around twenty-four million people worldwide, and is ranked as the world’s fifth largest religion. Sikhism: A Very Short Introduction introduces...

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Introduction

Eleanor Nesbitt.

in Sikhism

September 2005; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Sikhism. 3314 words.

What is the popular view of Sikhism? It is sometimes described as the newest of the world's religions. Its media image is mainly male, and Sikhism conjures up images of swords and turbans....

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Guru Nanak and his first successors

Eleanor Nesbitt.

in Sikhism

September 2005; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Sikhism. 4814 words.

What is the Guru? In Sikh belief, there are ten human Gurus which all are physical embodiments of the same Guru. Sikh religious images portray two figures more frequently: Guru Nanak, the...

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Guru Granth Sahib

Eleanor Nesbitt.

in Sikhism

September 2005; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Sikhism. 4005 words.

For day to day guidence, Sikhs turn to the Guru Granth Sahib. Does the guidance provided by the Guru Granth Sahib have the same relationship to Guru Nanak and his successors as a guidebook...

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Turban, Khalsa, and codes of conduct

Eleanor Nesbitt.

in Sikhism

September 2005; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Sikhism. 4528 words.

The turban has become synonymous with Sikhism, despite the fact that many men who identify themselves as Sikh are short-haired, clean shaven, and turbanless. What does the colour of a...

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The shaping of modern Sikhism

Eleanor Nesbitt.

in Sikhism

September 2005; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Sikhism. 5695 words.

Contemporary Sikhism was formed by the views of a group of influential intellectuals and political activists. The intellectuals referred to here are the 18th-century Tat (pure) Khalsa and...

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Sikhism outside India

Eleanor Nesbitt.

in Sikhism

September 2005; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Sikhism. 5185 words.

About 5% of the global Sikh population (nearly one million) live outside India. The affluence of overseas Sikh communities, especially in the UK and North America, has increased the...

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Attitudes to caste, gender, and other faiths

Eleanor Nesbitt.

in Sikhism

September 2005; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Sikhism. 5154 words.

The film Bend it Like Beckham (2002) illustrated effectively gender issues in the Sikh religion and how they are viewed in comparison to gender issues outside of Sikhism. ‘Attitudes to...

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Sikhism and the third millennium

Eleanor Nesbitt.

in Sikhism

September 2005; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Sikhism. 5598 words.

How is Sikhism viewed today, both within and outside the religion? Terrorism these days is now closely associated with religion in popular consciousness. The notion of ‘fundamentalism’ is...

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