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

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198070740
eISBN:
9780199080427
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198070740.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Sikhism

This book presents a comprehensive account of Sikh history and tradition, beginning with the founding of the community to the impact of modernity on Sikh institutions in the Punjab. It discusses ... More


Introduction

Pashaura 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/9780198075547.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Sikhism

This introductory chapter places the book within the context of the widening area of Sikh studies, including on the Internet. It also includes brief discussions about the content of the essays in 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


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


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 Development of the Early Sikh Tradition: A Gender Perspective

Doris R. Jakobsh

in Relocating Gender in Sikh History

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195679199
eISBN:
9780199081950
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195679199.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Sikhism

This chapter describes gender construction in the Sikh tradition from the fifteenth to the early eighteenth century. While Guru Nanak grieved the rape of women during the time of Babur, he did not ... 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 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


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


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


Sikhism

Doris R. Jakobsh

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835330
eISBN:
9780824870669
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835330.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This book offers a comprehensive overview of Sikhism, which originated in India’s Punjab region five hundred years ago. As the numbers of Sikhs settling outside of India continues to grow, it is ... 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


Sikh Diversity

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/9780824835330.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter considers the diversity of Sikh identity, specifically distinct groups included under the umbrella of “Sikhism.” Although the Khalsa Sikh identity has often been presented as normative ... 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


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