Author: Jasbir Singh AhluwaliaPublisher: Singh BrothersYear: 2006Language: EnglishPages: 272ISBN/UPC (if available): 8172053703
Dr Jasbir Singh Ahluwalia is nationally and internationally recognized as a leading Sikh scholar and Punjabi writer, with over three dozen books, in Punjabi and English. He has been recognized in the history of Punjabi literature as a pioneer of a literary era known as the modernist phase.His seminal book The Sovereignty of the Sikh Doctrine is considered an authoritative text on Sikh philosophy. Byword-a prestigious journal in English-commented that the role of Dr Ahluwalia in interpreting Sikhism in modern idiom and perspective is comparable to that of Dr S Radhakrishnan in respect of Hinduism, Angela Dietrich of University of Heidelberg. West Germany hailed this book as the most significant contribution to date to the sociology of Sikhism, a field of academic inquiry which has so far been sorely neglected. Dr Gopal Singh wrote, It needed a man of very high scholarship, deep commitment to the basics of the Sikh faith and to history who could make out a case for locating the genesis of the Sikh identity. In my opinion, Dr Aluwalia has redeemed Sikh scholarship which is now reduced to delineating only the obvious, the customary, the usual, and hence the least controversial. Dr Jasbir Singh Aluwalia is thus both a pioneer and a challenger in this field.
PREAMBLEPREFACEFOREWORDIntroduction: Problems of Defining and Locating the Sikh IdentityExegesis of Sikhism-The Methodological and Ideological CrisisThe Quintessence of Sikhism-The Doctrinal SovereigntyThe Sikh Metaphysics-Some Fundamental ProblemsThe Concept of Akal MuratThe Meaning and Significance of rituals and SacramentsIntroduction to Sri Guru Granth SahibA Conceptual Study of the Sikh ScriptureThe Five Khands of Guru Nanak’s JapjiThe Conception of Policy in Sikh ReligionSri Akal TakhtThe Nature and Role of Organization in SikhismA Critique of the Attempts at Destroying the Sovereign Self-Identity of SikhismSikhism and MarxismSikhism and the Challenges of Contemporary Modes of thoughtSikhism: A RecapitulationThe Sikh Problem TodayThe Challenges-A RetrospectionIdeological Problems of the Third Millennium CivilizationSikhism and the third Millennium CivilizationThe Dialectics of Ethnic and Ethno-religious ConsciousnessA Critique of Antireligious Dialogue TodaySELECT BIBLIOGRAPHYINDEX