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Writings on Sikh Scripture

Gurinder Singh Mann

in The Making of Sikh Scripture

Published in print May 2001 | ISBN: 9780195130249
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780199834433 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0195130243.003.0002
 Writings on Sikh Scripture

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A survey is made of the relevant Sikh literature, in order to understand Sikh perceptions of the history of compilation of the Adi Granth (the primary Sikh scripture) and the difference of views among scholars regarding the text's origin and its various stages of expansion. The important issues constituting scholarly debate and popular Sikh discourse on the compilation of the text of the Adi Granth are laid out. The chapter is divided into three main sections covering eighteenth‐century, nineteenth‐century, and twentieth‐century accounts.

Keywords: Adi Granth; ancient texts; history; religious history; Sikhism

Chapter.  8422 words. 

Subjects: Sikhism

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