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Guru Granth Sahib and Its Context
Guru Granth Sahib and Its Context

Guru Granth Sahib and Its Context

by J S Neki

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Bhai Vir Singh sahitya Sadan


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Author: J S Neki
Publisher: Bhai Vir Singh sahitya Sadan
Year: 2007
Language: English
Pages: 304
ISBN/UPC (if available): N/A


This volume contains essays on different aspects of Guru Granth sahib and its context by eminent scholars from India and abroad, presented at an international seminar.

Guru Granth Sahib is a distinctive holy book that teaches reverence for all religions. Guru Nanak Dev said: " Just as there is one sun that makes a variety of seasons, So too, there is One Creator and He makes for a variety of revelations.

Today we talk of inter-faith dialogue as the essential means for achieving inter-religious peace. Guru Granth Sahib compiled several centuries back, not only affirms the need for inter-faith dialogue, but actually provides a model of inter-faith communication with its very corpus. It contains works not only of the Sikh Gurus, but also of even more numerous Hindu Bhaktas and Muslim Dervishes, thus making it a really pluralist scripture.

In Guru Granth Sahib, we find the essence of the wisdom of that great period of philosophical ferment in India during which the Sikh Gurus, The Muslim Sufi Saints and the Hindu Bhaktas, tried to provide unifying message by emphasizing transcendental vision of the Ultimate. Much before the inception of ecumenical movement in the west, Guru Arjun Dev by compiling the Guru Granth Sahib clearly provided a model of inter-faith dialogue wherein he collated the teachings of all those saints who shared Guru Nanak's vision of unity of Godhead.


Introduction By J S Neki
Message from the President of India
Welcome address by Amrik Singh
Inaugural Address by the Prime-minister of India
Theme Paper by J S Neki
Address by Jaipal Reddy
Vote of Thanks

Papers of the Seminar

Guru Granth sahib and its Context / J S Neki
Guru Granth Sahib Among World Scriptures / W Owen Cole
Meeting of Minds as Envisioned by Sikh Gurus / J S Neki
Guru Granth Sahib as Guru Eternal / Balwant Singh Dhillon
The Notion of egalitarianism in Guru Granth Sahib / Rajesh Gill
World View of Guru Granth Sahib / Swami Swarupananda
The Bhagavata Purana: The Text as God / shrivatsa Goswami
Guru Granth Sahib and Bhagavata Purana / J S Neki
Sikh Monotheism / I H Azad Faruqi
Guru Granth Sahib and Upanishadic Thought / Jodh Singh
Linguistics and Stylistics of Guru Granth Sahib / Prem Singh
Poetics of Guru Granth Sahib / Gurbhagat Singh
Guru Granth Sahib and Bhagat Namdev / Indranath Choudhuri
Guru Granth Sahib and Bhagat Ravi Das / Dharampal singhal
Guru Granth Sahib and Baba Farid / Ahmad Salim
Guru Granth Sahib in Comparative Perspective / M Darrol Bryant
Major Social Concerns in Guru Granth Sahib / Imtiaz Ahmad
Political Concerns in Guru Granth Sahib / Prithpal Singh Kapur
Guru Granth Sahib and Peligios Pluralism / Dharam Singh
Women, the Soul and the Transcendent / Sudip Minhas

Reports on the Regional and International Seminars
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