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An Exclusive Path for the Kaliyuga: Guru Amar Das

J.S. Grewal

in History, Literature, and Identity: Four Centuries of Sikh Tradition

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198070740
eISBN:
9780199080427
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198070740.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Sikhism

In Guru Amar Das’s compositions, God is uncompromisingly one who created himself and no other. In his writings, Guru Amar Das often refers to two attributes of God: his omnipotence expressed in his ... More


The Bhagats of the Guru Granth Sahib: Sikh Self-Definition and the Bhagat Bani

Pashaura Singh

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195662696
eISBN:
9780199080717
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195662696.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Sikhism

This book analyses the key issues concerning the phenomenon of scriptural adaptation in a cross-cultural spirit. Specifically, it seeks to addresses three questions closely related to the process of ... More


Bhagat Bani in the Adi Granth

Pashaura Singh

in The Bhagats of the Guru Granth Sahib: Sikh Self-Definition and the Bhagat Bani

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195662696
eISBN:
9780199080717
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195662696.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Sikhism

This introductory chapter first sets out the purpose of the book, which is to understand various issues related to the presence of the writings of the bhagats in the Sikh scripture, the Adi Granth. ... More


Conclusion

Pashaura Singh

in The Bhagats of the Guru Granth Sahib: Sikh Self-Definition and the Bhagat Bani

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195662696
eISBN:
9780199080717
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195662696.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Sikhism

This chapter provides a summary of conclusions of this study, highlighting three related positions with respect to the relationship between the Gurbani and the Bhagat Bani. First, wherever there is ... More


Conclusion

Pashaura Singh

in The Guru Granth Sahib: Canon, Meaning and Authority

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195663341
eISBN:
9780199080694
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195663341.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Sikhism

The conclusion summarizes the topics discussed in various chapters. The formation of the Sikh canon is a process that began with the use of Guru Nanak's hymns in Sikh liturgy at Kartarpur during the ... More


A Survey of Early Manuscripts

Pashaura Singh

in The Guru Granth Sahib: Canon, Meaning and Authority

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195663341
eISBN:
9780199080694
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195663341.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Sikhism

The compilation of the Adi Granth apparently commenced much earlier than generally assumed and continued throughout Guru Arjan's period of guruship. Guru Nanak probably prepared a pothi of his own ... More


Scriptural Adaptation in The Adi Granth: Issues of the Bhagat Bani

Pashaura Singh

in The Guru Granth Sahib: Canon, Meaning and Authority

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195663341
eISBN:
9780199080694
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195663341.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Sikhism

This chapter examines the place of the hymns of non-Sikh bhagats in the Adi Granth, focusing on the doctrinal issues arising from the inclusion of the bhagat bani in the Sikh scripture. It also looks ... More


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