Author: Navtej SinghSeveral Contributors/Translator(s)/ Edito: Navtej SinghPublisher: Punjabi UniversityYear: 2007Language: multilingualPages: 164ISBN/UPC (if available): 8130200740
Sikhism emerged against the backdrop of rejecting Brahmanical rituals and practices and as a distinct movement to Hinduism and Islam. Its evolution and consolidation in the form of Panth by the time of Guru Gobind Singh was unique. During periods of crises and challenges, the community stood to maintain its discrete identity.Gradually with passage of time, during the beginning of the nineteenth century, the Sikhs began to adopt Brahmanical rituals and practices contrary to the essence of Sikhism. First time, it was noticed by Baba Dayal who began to preach against this degradation. In this sense, it became the ‘First Sikh Reform Movement’. After Partition the movement continued to preserve its distinct identity vis-à-vis Nirankaris founded by Baba Avatar Singh in the twentieth century.
ForewordExordium(Inaugural Address)The Nirankari Sikhs(Keynote Address)Reflections on Baba DayalAnd the Nirankari MovementPresidential AddressSocial Context of NirankariMissionSome Aspects of NirankariLehar and LiteratureNirankari Chalen Da ChithaAnalysis of A DocumentaryEvidence of the Sikh TraditionOf Rehitnamas (Code of Conduct)Beliefs and Practices of the Nirankari Sikhs: Reflected inHukamnama of Baba Darbara SinghBaba Dayal: harbinger ofSikh RenaissanceNirankari Movement and Sikh ResurgenceEarly British Conception of The Nirankari MovementNirankari Movement:Socio-Religious BackdropRevelations Recorded byDr. Man Singh Nirankari:Historical SignificanceNirankari Movement:Contribution of Baba Dayal