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Sikhism in Global Context

Edited by Pashaura Singh

Published in print October 2011 | ISBN: 9780198075547
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199082056 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198075547.001.0001
Sikhism in Global Context

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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 worldwide Sikh diaspora, and the history and current state of scholarship in the field of Sikh Studies. The book describes the internal differences of caste, community, and gender within Sikhism, as well as the use of modern media to disseminate and construct the frameworks of Sikhism. It also stresses the importance of internal dynamics within the Sikh community and external factors (such as local experiences in different countries) for comprehending the processes of change visible among Sikhs from the global point of view. The essays question the conventional premises of Sikh studies by breaking away from an emphasis on history and text, and look at Sikh practices from the ‘lived religion perspective.’ The place of the Guru Granth Sahib as a perennial source of human understanding, non-violent movements in Sikh history, Sikh music, and Sikh miracles are also discussed.

Keywords: Sikhism; Sikh community; Guru Granth Sahib; Sikh history; Sikism and globalization; Sikh politics; Sikh identity; Sikh music; Sikh Studies; Sikh Diaspora

Book.  304 pages.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Sikhism

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Studying the Sikhs in Sikhism in Global Context

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