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Overview page. Subjects: Social Sciences — Arts and Humanities.

Many sociological and anthropological definitions exist, but most tend to privilege some combination of small-scale, relative boundedness, strong affective ties, traditionalism, and...

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Writing the Community

Anne Murphy.

in The Materiality of the Past

October 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Sikhism. 19024 words.

Historical objects are made meaningful in relation to the narratives that they represent and substantiate, the literary historiography that animates the past's more material form. The...

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Kartārpur community (1519–39)

Pashaura Singh.

in A Dictionary of Sikh Studies

P ublished online April 2019 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Religion; Sikhism. 335 words.

The Sikh community formation began during the last two decades of Gurū *Nānak’s life when he founded the village of ...

The Sikh Community

Gurinder Singh Mann.

in The Oxford Handbook of Global Religions

October 2006; p ublished online September 2009 .

Article. Subjects: Religion; Interfaith Relations; Sikhism. 3578 words.

Sikhs represent the youngest and least known of the world's monotheistic religious traditions. The community was founded in the early sixteenth century and has been historically situated in...

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The Evolution of the Sikh Community

Louis E. Fenech.

in The Oxford Handbook of Sikh Studies

March 2014; p ublished online April 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Religion; Sikhism. 7725 words.

This paper traces certain facets in the ongoing evolution of the Sikh community. Noting the past contributions to this debate by both W. H. McLeod and Indubhushan Banerjee, the article adds...

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Gurbani Kirtan and the Performance of Sikh Identity in California*

Charles M. Townsend.

in Sikhism in Global Context

October 2011; p ublished online September 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Sikhism. 8066 words.

This chapter considers the Sikh religious and cultural identity/ies in southern California. It also addresses how Sikh identities are formed, performed, informed, interpreted, and...

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Singh, Diwan (1894–1983), doctor and Sikh community leader

Bhupinder Singh Bance.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online October 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Medicine and Health; Sikhism. 950 words.

Singh, Diwan (1894–1983), doctor and Sikh community leader, was born in the village of Takhatpari, Punjab, India, in 1894, the eldest son of Sardar Seva Singh and his wife, Ram Rakhi Kaur....

We Are Not Sikhs or Hindus

Opinderjit Kaur Takhar.

in Sikhism in Global Context

October 2011; p ublished online September 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Sikhism. 7682 words.

This chapter attempts to excavate the hermeneutics of the Guru Granth Sahib to evaluate why lower-caste members of the Sikh Panth (community) have felt that their Mazhabi labelling has...

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Sikhism in Global Context

Edited by Pashaura Singh.

October 2011; p ublished online September 2012 .

Book. Subjects: Sikhism. 304 pages.

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...

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Sikhism in a Global Context

N. Gerald Barrier.

in Sikhism in Global Context

October 2011; p ublished online September 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Sikhism. 8196 words.

This chapter explores the legacy of history and migration to understand contemporary challenges to Sikhism in the global context. When the Sikhs settle abroad, tensions between their former...

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Introduction

Pashaura Singh.

in Sikhism in Global Context

October 2011; p ublished online September 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Sikhism. 6167 words.

This introductory chapter places the book within the context of the widening area of Sikh studies, including on the Internet. It also includes brief discussions about the content of the...

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The Other Sikhs

Himadri Banerjee.

in Sikhism in Global Context

October 2011; p ublished online September 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Sikhism. 8675 words.

This chapter explores the Sikh’s dispersal within India, an area which has been studied less than their migration to the West. The author focuses on the ways in which Sikhs have moved into...

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Studying the Sikhs

Doris R. Jakobsh.

in Sikhism in Global Context

October 2011; p ublished online September 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Sikhism. 8788 words.

This chapter explores the ‘coming of age’ of Sikh studies by virtue of it being included as part of the study of world religions within Western academia. The author explores how to move...

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Devotion and Its Discontents: The Affective Communities of Gurbilas Texts

Purnima Dhavan.

in When Sparrows Became Hawks

November 2011; p ublished online January 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Sikhism. 8987 words.

The gurbilas hagiographical genre became the medium through which disparate heterodox groups expressed devotion to the last Guru, without necessarily becoming Khalsa Sikhs. Gurbilas texts...

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Bani Bhagat Kabir Ji Ki

Pashaura Singh.

in The Bhagats of the Guru Granth Sahib

January 2003; p ublished online October 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Sikhism. 13900 words.

This chapter focuses on the works of Kabir (ca. 1398-1448), representing the Sant tradition of north India. Kabir is the major Sant poet of the Adi Granth who has received direct comments...

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Introduction

Anne Murphy.

in The Materiality of the Past

October 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Sikhism. 7830 words.

This introductory chapter begins with examples demonstrating the rich meanings of Sikh objects. Through such objects, the past is experienced and proved, and history narrated and performed...

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Introduction

Eleanor Nesbitt.

in Sikhism

April 2016; p ublished online April 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Sikhism. 3180 words.

Sikhism 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. The Introduction sets out the...

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Sikhism outside India

Eleanor Nesbitt.

in Sikhism

April 2016; p ublished online April 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Sikhism. 5515 words.

About 5 per cent of the global Sikh population live outside India. The affluence of overseas Sikh communities, especially in the UK and North America, has increased the relative importance...

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Colonial Governance and Gurdwara Reform

Anne Murphy.

in The Materiality of the Past

October 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Sikhism. 15510 words.

This chapter examines all-India concerns regarding the management of religious sites, particularly with reference to Hindu temples and Muslim institutions, before turning to the movement...

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When Sparrows Became Hawks

Purnima Dhavan.

November 2011; p ublished online January 2012 .

Book. Subjects: Sikhism. 258 pages.

This study interrogates the dominant historiography about the origins and early history of the Sikh warrior community, the Khalsa. Contrary to the commonly accepted belief that the...

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The Guru Granth Sahib

Gurinder Singh Mann.

in The Making of Sikh Scripture

May 2001; p ublished online November 2003 .

Chapter. Subjects: Sikhism. 9625 words.

The story of the making of Sikh scripture is brought to the present and its development is situated within a broader historical context. First, the history of the Adi Granth is traced from...

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