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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


Female Feticide in the Punjab and Fetus Imagery in Sikhism

Nikky-Guninder Kaur Singh

in Imagining the Fetus: The Unborn in Myth, Religion, and Culture

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195380040
eISBN:
9780199869077
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195380040.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, World Religions

With a combination of ancient patriarchal values and twenty-first-century globalization exerting social influence, the proportion of baby girls is declining rapidly in India. Ironically, the ... More


God, Guru, and Gurdwārā

Karamjit K. Malhotra

in The Eighteenth Century in Sikh History: Political Resurgence, Religious and Social Life, and Cultural Articulation

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780199463541
eISBN:
9780199087600
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199463541.003.0004
Subject:
History, Indian History, Social History

There is a broad consensus in contemporary sources about the basic Sikh beliefs and Khalsa practices. The unity of God and the ten Gurus, and the Guruship of the Granth closely followed by 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


The Eighteenth Century in Sikh History: Political Resurgence, Religious and Social Life, and Cultural Articulation

Karamjit K. Malhotra

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780199463541
eISBN:
9780199087600
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199463541.001.0001
Subject:
History, Indian History, Social History

The eighteenth century marks that transformative era in Sikh history when rebels became rulers. Riding on the wave of a political revolution, peasants and artisans in the Khalsa order refashioned ... More


The Guru Granth Sahib: The Place of Scripture in the Sikh Tradition

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/9780195663341.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Sikhism

The Sikh scripture is known as the ‘Guru Granth Sahib’ because it is believed to be the actual embodiment of the eternal Guru. As the living word of the eternal Guru, the Adi Granth has a central ... More


The Guru Granth Sahib: A Global Reservoir

Nikky-Guninder Kaur Singh

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/9780198075547.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Sikhism

This chapter presents the message of the Sikh Gurus as encapsulated in the Guru Granth Sahib. It argues that, in the Sikh consciousness, the Guru Granth Sahib is received as the living body of the ... More


We Are Not Sikhs or Hindus: Issues of Identity Among the Valmikis and Ravidasis in Britain

Opinderjit Kaur Takhar

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/9780198075547.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Sikhism

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 prevented ... More


‘Except the True Name, I Have No Miracle’: Modern Sikh Understandings of the Miraculous

Susan E. Prill

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/9780198075547.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Sikhism

This chapter explores Sikh understandings of the miraculous, and the problematic nature of their status in the mind of the modern Sikh. The most commonly accepted miracle stories concern the life of ... More


The Graṅth of Guru Gobind Singh: Essays, Lectures, and Translations

Kamalroop Singh and Gurinder Singh Mann

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780199458974
eISBN:
9780199086320
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199458974.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Sikhism

The book offers new insights into the secondary scripture of the Sikhs, Dasam Patshah ka Graṅth or the Graṅth of Guru Gobind Singh. The scripture has in recent times adopted the name of Dasam Graṅth ... More


Nām Simran in the Sikh Religion

Kristina Myrvold

in Asian Traditions of Meditation

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780824855680
eISBN:
9780824873028
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824855680.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This essay explores the many varieties of the meditative practice of nām simran, or “remembering the divine name,” as it is practiced in contemporary Sikh traditions. This practice includes silent ... More


The Sources of the Sikh Tradition

Doris R. Jakobsh

in Sikhism

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835330
eISBN:
9780824870669
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835330.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter is an overview of the main textual sources of the Sikh tradition. As noted in the preceding chapter, the Guru Granth Sahib is, at least for mainstream Sikhs, at the center of all ... More


Ethical Concerns of the Khalsa

Karamjit K. Malhotra

in The Eighteenth Century in Sikh History: Political Resurgence, Religious and Social Life, and Cultural Articulation

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780199463541
eISBN:
9780199087600
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199463541.003.0006
Subject:
History, Indian History, Social History

The Sikh and non-Sikh sources together point to the conscious creation of a social order with serious ethical concerns. The Sikh sources quote verses from Guru Granth in support of ethical conduct ... More


Sikhism in Global Context

Pashaura Singh (ed.)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198075547
eISBN:
9780199082056
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198075547.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Sikhism

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 ... More


Political, Social, and Cultural Legacies

J.S. Grewal

in Guru Gobind Singh (1666-1708): Master of the White Hawk

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780199494941
eISBN:
9780190990398
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199494941.003.0012
Subject:
History, Indian History

A long struggle for political power that culminated in the establishment of Khalsa Raj in the third quarter of the eighteenth century was the most striking legacy of Guru Gobind Singh. Significantly, ... More


Conclusion: Convergence on Sikh Identity

Karamjit K. Malhotra

in The Eighteenth Century in Sikh History: Political Resurgence, Religious and Social Life, and Cultural Articulation

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780199463541
eISBN:
9780199087600
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199463541.003.0010
Subject:
History, Indian History, Social History

The political revolution underpinned by the ideal of ‘Rāj Karegā Khālsā’ raised the erstwhile plebeians to the status of rulers and jāgīrdārs who continued with the Mughal administrative framework ... More


The Mughal State and the Sikh Panth

J.S. Grewal

in Guru Gobind Singh (1666-1708): Master of the White Hawk

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780199494941
eISBN:
9780190990398
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199494941.003.0002
Subject:
History, Indian History

The framework of the Mughal state has been outlined in this chapter in terms of the central and provincial administration, the jagirdari system, the zamindari system, and the pattern of state ... More


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