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Introduction

Pashaura Singh

in The Guru Granth Sahib

Published in print October 2003 | ISBN: 9780195663341
Published online October 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199080694 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195663341.003.0001
Introduction

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This book analyses various issues related to scripture from the Sikh perspective, focusing on the Adi Granth, the sacred scripture of the Sikh community. Among the Sikhs, the Adi Granth is widely known as the Guru Granth Sahib and carries the same status and authority as did the ten Gurus from Guru Nanak to Guru Gobind Singh. This book explores the role of the Adi Granth in the corporate and personal lives of the Sikhs and discusses the process of canon formation in the Sikh tradition. It examines the revelation and transmission of the bani, verbal expression of bani, and the compilation of the Adi Granth along with the academic debate on the issues of scriptural analysis in Sikh studies.

Keywords: Adi Granth; Guru Nanak; Guru Granth Sahib; revelation; Sikh tradition; canon formation; bani; gurbani

Chapter.  10784 words. 

Subjects: Sikhism

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