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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


Sikh Materialities

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/9780199916276.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Sikhism

This chapter discusses texts as physical manifestations of the word of the Guru; objects used or gifted by the Guru; sites associated with the Guru in a Sikh historical landscape; the markers of the ... More


Painting and Architecture

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/9780199463541.003.0009
Subject:
History, Indian History, Social History

Sikh painting is studied with reference to continuities from the seventeenth century—geometrical and floral illuminations of scriptural manuscripts, hukamnāmās and portraits of Gurus, and the ... 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


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