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The Emerging Structure of the Adi Granth

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/10.1093/0195130243.003.0006
 The Emerging Structure of the Adi Granth

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The evolutionary process that resulted in the Adi Granth is traced. First, the significance of rag in Sikh devotion and its relationship to the organization of Sikh scripture are briefly addressed. The evolution is the traced of the structure of the Sikh text in terms of both the sequential arrangement of rag sections and their internal constitution. The chapter concludes with a brief comparison of the structure of the Adi Granth with that of Hindu and Islamic scriptures.

Keywords: Keywords; Adi Granth; ancient texts; Hinduism; history; Islam; rag; religious history; Sikhism

Chapter.  9432 words. 

Subjects: Sikhism

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