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Status of the Bhagat Bani

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/9780195662696.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Sikhism

This chapter identifies two principal forces that raise the question of the status of the Bhagat Bani in the Sikh scripture from time to time, and lead to various responses from within the larger ... More


The History of the Ẓafar-nāmah of Guru Gobind Singh

Louis E. Fenech

in Punjab Reconsidered: History, Culture, and Practice

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198078012
eISBN:
9780199080984
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198078012.003.0025
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter focusses upon one of the most intriguing documents attributed to the tenth Sikh guru, Guru Gobind Singh, the Zafar-namah or Epistle of Victory. Written, apparently, as a response to the ... More


Raga Organization of The Adi Granth

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/9780195663341.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Sikhism

This chapter considers the oral transmission of the bani in the early Sikh community and the role it played in the formation of the Sikh canon. It discusses the rationale behind a key organizational ... More


New Perspectives and Sources

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/9780199494941.003.0001
Subject:
History, Indian History

In recent decades a number of scholars have discussed new issues like Sikh identity, martyrdom in the Sikh tradition, and caste and gender in the Sikh social order. At the same time, new perspectives ... More


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

J.S. Grewal

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780199494941
eISBN:
9780190990398
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199494941.001.0001
Subject:
History, Indian History

The unifying theme in the life of Guru Gobind Singh was confrontation with the Mughals, which culminated in a struggle for political power. This fact is brought into sharp focus when we consider the ... More


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