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Sikhs & Sikhism
Sikhs & Sikhism

Sikhs & Sikhism

by W H McLeod

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Language

English

Publisher

Oxford University Press

ISBN

0195668928 - Year: 2004/2006 - Pages: 896

Binding

Paperback

W H McLeod

Author: W H McLeod
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Year: 2004/2006
Language: English
Pages: 896
ISBN/UPC (if available): 0195668928

Description

This collection represents two major areas in Sikh history and religion. The first two books concern the life and teachings of guru Nanak. The second two discusses the nature of the Sikh Panth (the Sikh community)

REVIEWS

This field of modern Sikh Studies has been single-handedly introduced, crafted, nourished and advanceed by Hew McLeod over the last three decades. He has over ten books in Sikh history to his credit and each one of his works has been received with much enthusiasm and global critical acclaim. In his sophistication and erudition in matters of Sikh history, society, and culture he remains unmatched.
-Professor Harjot Oberoi, University of British Columbia, Canada

In his analysis and comparison of his sources Dr McLeod's touch is so sure, his critical faculty so acute, his zest in unravelling the truth so potent, and the sheer scholarly honesty of the enterprise so palpable that, the very process of exact scholarship which can be so tedious becomes fascinating and absorbing.
-Times Literary Supplement

Careful scholarship and thoughtful analytical temper, revealing important historical trajectories along which the Sikh tradition has changed over the centuries, widely read, a scholar who is both sympathetic to his material and writes of it with clarity and authority.
-The Indian Economic and Social History Review

Contents

PART I

Abbreviations

The Setting

The Sources

The Life of Guru Nanak according to the Janam-Sakhis

The Life of Guru Nanak

The Teachings of Guru Nanak

The Person

Bibliography

Glossary

Biographical Index

Doctrinal Index

General Index

PART II

Abbreviations

SECTION I

The Historical Setting: the Panjab 1500-1800
The Janam-sakhis: A Definition and Summary Description
The Principal Janam-sakhis
The Language of the Janam-sakhis

SECTION II

The Origins and Growth of the Janam-sakhi Traditions
Constituents of the Janam-sakhis
Janam-sakhi Forms
The Assembling and Transmission of the Janam-sakhi Traditions
The Evolution of Sakhis
Sources Used by the Janam-sakhi Compilers
Purpose, Functon, Value
The Purpose of the Janam-sakhis
The Function of the Janam-sakhis
The Janam-sakhis as Historical Sources
The Janam-sakhis in Panjabi Literature

Appendices

Select Bibliography

Glossary

Index of Janam-sakhi Anecdotes and Discourses

General Index

PART III

The Evolution of the Sikh Community

The Janam-Sakhis

Cohesive Ideals and Institutions in the History of the Sikhs Panth

The Sikh Scriptures

Caste in the Sikh Panth

Glossary

Bibliography

Index

PART IV

What is Sikhism?

The Nanak-panth

The Khalsa and its Rahit

The Khalsa in the Eighteenth Century

The Singh Sabha Reformation

Definition by Legislation

Who is Sikh?

Select Bibliography

Glossary

Index

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