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The Guru Granth Sahib

Gurinder Singh Mann

in The Making of Sikh Scripture

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195130249
eISBN:
9780199834433
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195130243.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Sikhism

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 its ... More


Writings on Sikh Scripture

Gurinder Singh Mann

in The Making of Sikh Scripture

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195130249
eISBN:
9780199834433
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195130243.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Sikhism

A survey is made of the relevant Sikh literature, in order to understand Sikh perceptions of the history of compilation of the Adi Granth (the primary Sikh scripture) and the difference of views ... More


The Emerging Structure of the Adi Granth

Gurinder Singh Mann

in The Making of Sikh Scripture

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195130249
eISBN:
9780199834433
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195130243.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Sikhism

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. ... More


The Adi Granth: Fixing the Divine Word

Pashaura Singh

in Life and Work of Guru Arjan

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195679212
eISBN:
9780199080687
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195679212.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Sikhism

This chapter reconstructs the history of the compilation of the Adi Granth. It looks at the interactions between the Mughal and the Sikh traditions and examines the place of certain early manuscripts ... More


Sikhs and Their Scripture

Gurinder Singh Mann

in The Making of Sikh Scripture

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195130249
eISBN:
9780199834433
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195130243.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Sikhism

The historical background to the Sikh religion is outlined, and an account given of the Adi Granth (“original book”) – the primary Sikh scripture, which is considered to be the highest authority ... More


The Expansion of the Scriptural Text

Gurinder Singh Mann

in The Making of Sikh Scripture

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195130249
eISBN:
9780199834433
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195130243.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Sikhism

This chapter and Chapters 3 and 5 examine in detail the extant Sikh scriptural manuscripts in relation to the compilation of the Adi Granth (the primary Sikh scripture). Here, an analysis is made of ... More


Toward the Adi Granth

Gurinder Singh Mann

in The Making of Sikh Scripture

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195130249
eISBN:
9780199834433
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195130243.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Sikhism

This chapter and the two previous chapters examine in detail the extant Sikh scriptural manuscripts in relation to the compilation of the Adi Granth (the primary Sikh scripture). Here, an analysis is ... More


The Adi Granth and the Issue of Bhagat Baṇi

Gurinder Singh Mann

in The Making of Sikh Scripture

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195130249
eISBN:
9780199834433
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195130243.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Sikhism

The presence of the hymns (bhagat baṇi) of 15 Bhagats (either non‐Sikhs or Sikhs who are not gurus) in the Adi Granth and the community's responses to this portion of Sikh scripture is addressed. On ... More


The Guru Granth Sahib: Canon, Meaning and Authority

Pashaura Singh

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195663341
eISBN:
9780199080694
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195663341.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Sikhism

This book examines three closely related questions in the process of canon formation in the Sikh tradition: how the text of the Adi Granth came into being, the meaning of gurbani, and how the Adi ... More


The Making of Sikh Scripture

Gurinder Singh Mann

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195130249
eISBN:
9780199834433
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195130243.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Sikhism

At present numbering twenty million adherents and spread the world over, the Sikhs represent a monotheistic tradition founded by Guru Nanak (1469–1539) in the Punjab, a region that served as a ... More


Bani Sri Jaidev Ji Ki

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/9780195662696.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Sikhism

This chapter focuses on the Sikh response to the Vaishnava bhakti tradition. It examines the two hymns of Jaidev, although he has not received any direct comment from the Sikh Gurus. He is ... More


The Beginning of the Scriptural Tradition

Gurinder Singh Mann

in The Making of Sikh Scripture

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195130249
eISBN:
9780199834433
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195130243.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Sikhism

This chapter and the next two examine in detail the extant Sikh scriptural manuscripts in relation to the compilation of the Adi Granth (the primary Sikh scripture). Here, an analysis is made of the ... More


Introduction

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/9780195663341.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Sikhism

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 ... 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 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


Gurbani Kirtan and the Performance of Sikh Identity in California*

Charles M. Townsend

in Sikhism in Global Context

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198075547
eISBN:
9780199082056
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198075547.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Sikhism

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 understood through ... More


Bani Bhagat Kabir Ji Ki

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/9780195662696.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Sikhism

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 from the ... More


Afterword

Grant Hardy

in Understanding the Book of Mormon: A Reader's Guide

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199731701
eISBN:
9780199777167
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199731701.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature, World Religions

In reading books, genre is a key consideration. And whether one reads the Book of Mormon from the perspective of American history, American literature, or world scripture, it is important to ... More


The Meaning OF Gurbani: A Focus on Hermeneutic Techniques

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/9780195663341.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Sikhism

This chapter examines the different approaches adopted by various schools of interpretation within the Sikh tradition and how an interpretation of a text relates to the issues of its epoch. It ... More


‘Divine Presence’ in History and Memory: the Life of Guru Arjan

Pashaura Singh

in Life and Work of Guru Arjan

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195679212
eISBN:
9780199080687
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195679212.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Sikhism

Guru Arjan was fully immersed in the teachings of the Gurus, tutored to acknowledge the Divine Presence, from the time of his birth. This chapter reconstructs Guru Arjan's life — in history and ... More


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