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Territory and the Definition of Being Sikh

Anne Murphy

in The Materiality of the Past: History and Representation in the Sikh Tradition

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199916276
eISBN:
9780199980253
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199916276.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Sikhism

The Gurdwara Reform Act changed the way that colonial governance interacted with always-evolving definitions of being Sikh. The definition of being Sikh was connected in the Act to the designation of ... More


Sikh Militancy and Non-violence

Paul Wallace

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/9780198075547.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Sikhism

This chapter reports that, contrary to stereotypes, the Sikhs are not essentially violent, but militant where ‘militancy’ does not mean violence in actions and reactions alone but also an aggressive ... More


A History of Possession

Anne Murphy

in The Materiality of the Past: History and Representation in the Sikh Tradition

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199916276
eISBN:
9780199980253
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199916276.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Sikhism

The Gurdwara Reform or Akali Movement of the 1920s brought into being the major religious and political organized body of the Sikhs in Punjab—the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee—in direct ... More


From the Jaito Morchā to the Gurdwara Legislation: (1923–5)

J.S. Grewal

in Master Tara Singh in Indian History: Colonialism, Nationalism, and the Politics of Sikh Identity

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780199467099
eISBN:
9780199089840
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199467099.003.0006
Subject:
History, Indian History

The removal of Maharaja Ripudaman Singh from Nabha in July 1923 was seen by the SGPC as an indirect attack on its movement for Gurdwara Reform. On the issue of his restoration, protest meetings began ... More


Gurdwara Reform: Rise of the Akali Immortals

Khushwant Singh

in A History of the Sikhs: Volume 2: 1839-2004

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195673098
eISBN:
9780199080595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195673098.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, Sikhism

This chapter talks about the gurdwaras, specifically its evolution and importance in the social life of the Sikhs. The discussion in this chapter aims to provide a full grasp of the importance of the ... More


Configuring Community in Colonial and Precolonial Imaginaries: Insights from the Khalsa Darbar Records

Anne Murphy

in Religious Interactions in Modern India

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780198081685
eISBN:
9780199097661
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198081685.003.0006
Subject:
History, Indian History, History of Religion

Addressing the question of the formation of a religious community by way of discussion of religious property regimes, the chapter follows the Sikh case over consecutive stages, concluding with the ... More


Conclusion: Sikh Identity and Pluralism

J.S. Grewal

in Master Tara Singh in Indian History: Colonialism, Nationalism, and the Politics of Sikh Identity

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780199467099
eISBN:
9780199089840
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199467099.003.0028
Subject:
History, Indian History

Master Tara Singh was drawn into Sikh politics by the Gurdwara Reform Movement as a form of service for the Sikh Panth. Around 1930 he regarded ‘service of the country as an integral part of the Sikh ... More


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