Summary Book Review Early Sikh Scriptural Tradition by Balawanta Siṅgha Ḍhilloṃ:
Download or read book Early Sikh Scriptural Tradition written by Balawanta Siṅgha Ḍhilloṃ and published by Singh Brothers. This book was released on 1999 with total page 316 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Book Examines The Traditions Through Which The Gurbani Was Being Transmitted In The Pre-Adi Granth Period. It Inquires The Role Of The Sikh Gurus In Nurturing The Sikh Scribal Tradition, Takes Into Account The Rival Traditions Of Udasis Bhallas And The Minas, And Points To The Limitations Of Biblical Methods Of Textual Criticism.
Summary Book Review The Making of Sikh Scripture by Gurinder Singh Mann:
Download or read book The Making of Sikh Scripture written by Gurinder Singh Mann and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2001-05-03 with total page 208 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Adi Granth ("original book"), the primary scripture of the Sikhs, comprises approximately 3,000 hymns. Although the authorship of the hymns is well-recorded, the history of the compilation the Adi Granth - the creation of the Sikh "canon" - is the subject of considerable speculation and debate. In this book, Gurinder Mann attempts to construct a comprehensive secondary literature on the topic. His findings on some key issues differ from the traditional Sikh position and from the hypotheses of other 20th-century scholars, as well as raising some entirely fresh questions. Mann's revised and expanded picture of the history of the text and institution of Sikh scripture will be of interest not only to scholars of Sikhism and Sikh religionists, but to scholars of comparative canon formation.
Summary Book Review International Bibliography of Sikh Studies by Rajwant Singh Chilana:
Download or read book International Bibliography of Sikh Studies written by Rajwant Singh Chilana and published by Springer Science & Business Media. This book was released on 2006-01-16 with total page 582 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The International Bibliography of Sikh Studies brings together all books, composite works, journal articles, conference proceedings, theses, dissertations, project reports, and electronic resources produced in the field of Sikh Studies until June 2004, making it the most complete and up-to-date reference work in the field today. One of the youngest religions of the world, Sikhism has progressively attracted attention on a global scale in recent decades. An increasing number of scholars is exploring the culture, history, politics, and religion of the Sikhs. The growing interest in Sikh Studies has resulted in an avalanche of literature, which is now for the first time brought together in the International Bibliography of Sikh Studies. This monumental work lists over 10,000 English-language publications under almost 30 subheadings, each representing a subfield in Sikh Studies. The Bibliography contains sections on a wide variety of subjects, such as Sikh gurus, Sikh philosophy, Sikh politics and Sikh religion. Furthermore, the encyclopedia presents an annotated survey of all major scholarly work on Sikhism, and a selective listing of electronic and web-based resources in the field. Author and subject indices are appended for the reader’s convenience.
Summary Book Review The Oxford Handbook of Sikh Studies by Pashaura Singh:
Download or read book The Oxford Handbook of Sikh Studies written by Pashaura Singh and published by OUP Oxford. This book was released on 2014-03-27 with total page 656 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Oxford Handbook of Sikh Studies innovatively combines the ways in which scholars from fields as diverse as philosophy, psychology, religious studies, literary studies, history, sociology, anthropology, political science, and economics have integrated the study of Sikhism within a wide range of critical and postcolonial perspectives on the nature of religion, violence, gender, ethno-nationalism, and revisionist historiography. A number of essays within this collection also provide a more practical dimension, written by artists and practitioners of the tradition. The Handbook is divided into eight thematic sections that explore different 'expressions' of Sikhism. Historical, literary, ideological, institutional, and artistic expressions are considered in turn, followed by discussion of Sikhs in the Diaspora, and of caste and gender in the Panth. Each section begins with an essay by a prominent scholar in the field, providing an overview of the topic. Further essays provide detail and further treat the fluid, multivocal nature of both the Sikh past and the present. The Handbook concludes with a section considering future directions in Sikh Studies.
Summary Book Review Sikh Religion, Culture and Ethnicity by Arvind-Pal S. Mandair:
Download or read book Sikh Religion, Culture and Ethnicity written by Arvind-Pal S. Mandair and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2013-12-16 with total page 223 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book brings together new approaches to the study of Sikh religion, culture and ethnicity being pursued in the diaspora by Sikh academics in western universities in Britain and North America. An important aspect of the volume is the diversity of topics that are engaged - including film and gender theory, theology, hermeneutics, deconstruction, semiotics and race theory - and brought to bear on the individual contributors' specialism within Sikh studies, thereby helping to explode previously static dichotomies such as insider vs. outsider or history vs. tradition. The volume should have strong appeal both to an academic market including students of politics, religious studies and South Asian studies, and to a more general English-speaking Sikh readership.
Summary Book Review The Bhagats of the Guru Granth Sahib by Pashaura Singh:
Download or read book The Bhagats of the Guru Granth Sahib written by Pashaura Singh and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2002-12-27 with total page 210 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book offers an analysis of key issues concerning the phenomenon of scriptural adaptation. It offers a new understanding of religious pluralism, stressing the need to enter into dialogue with an 'open attitude' by honoring the individual commitments and maintaining differences in mutual respect and dignity.
Download or read book Sikh Diaspora written by and published by BRILL. This book was released on 2013-08-29 with total page 438 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Sikh Diaspora: Theory, Agency, and Experience is a collection of essays offering new insights into the diverse experiences of Sikhs beyond the Punjab. The essays in this volume engage with diaspora theory, agency, space, social relations, and aesthetics.
Summary Book Review Life and Work of Guru Arjan by Pashaura Singh:
Download or read book Life and Work of Guru Arjan written by Pashaura Singh and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2006-07-10 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A comprehensive study of the life and work of Guru Arjan (1563–1606), the fifth Guru of the Sikhs, this volume reconstructs his life based on history, memory, tradition, and mythic representation. Pashaura Singh focuses on the major influences that shaped Guru Arjan's thought. He discusses the socio-political conditions that moulded the Guru's life, inspiring him to become one of the greatest religious leaders of the world. Presenting a systematic analysis of Guru Arjan's teachings, the author examines the Guru's role as leader of the growing Sikh Panth. The book discusses major institutional developments and the formation of the Sikh canon during the Guru's reign. It also explores the circumstances surrounding the Guru's martyrdom and the subsequent impact on the crystallization of the Sikh Panth
Download or read book Drinking from Love's Cup written by and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2016-12-09 with total page 312 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Bhai Gurdas Bhalla (d. 1636 CE) is widely considered the most important non-canonical poet in Sikh history, having shaped the theology and ethics of the tradition for centuries. His beautiful poems, which offer an authoritative illustration of Sikh life in the early seventeenth century,defined Sikh identity during a tumultuous period of upheaval. In Drinking from Love's Cup Rahuldeep Gill brings together for the first time a collection of the revered poet's early work, masterfully translated into English, along with the original Punjabi text.The magic of Gurdas's poetry, says Gill, lies in its fusion of Islamicate narrative traditions with the heroic literature of India to speak about death, martyrdom, and the spirit's absolution in love. Rhythmic, elegant, and lucid, the poems weave Sikh scripture into the lyrical fabric of Sikhspirituality. Challenging traditional scholarship surrounding the dates of Gurdas's writing, Gill suggests that Gurdas wrote his poetry to console the Sikh community, which was in mourning over the execution of the fifth of the Sikh founders, Guru Arjan (d. 1606), by agents of the Mughal Empire.Ranking among the best of the Punjabi language troubadours, Gurdas in his verses immortalized the fifth Guru's role as a martyr. His poems were written to encourage the faithful to stay involved in the community, resist hegemony, and reinforce Sikh beliefs during sectarian upheaval. This book brings a contemporary flair to Gurdas's moving stanzas, and also unearths fresh insights about his life and context.
Summary Book Review Interfaith Worship and Prayer by Dan Cohn-Sherbok:
Download or read book Interfaith Worship and Prayer written by Dan Cohn-Sherbok and published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers. This book was released on 2019-07-18 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This ground-breaking book contains contributions from 12 different religious traditions: Hinduism, African Traditional Religion, Judaism, Jainism, Buddhism, Zoroastrianism, Shintoism, Christianity, Islam, Sikhism, Unitarianism and Baha'i. Interfaith worship and prayer can be complex, but this book demonstrates that in a world of many cultures and religions, there is an urgent need for religions to come together with trust and communication, especially when there is a crisis. Full of insights and examples of practice, the book demonstrates how religions can be a powerful means of unity and compassion. The book opposes the 'clash of civilisations' model as a way of interpreting the world and promotes peace, hope, and the possibility of cooperation. Religious believers can be sincere and committed to their own faith, while recognising the need to stand firmly together with members of other religious traditions.
Summary Book Review The Guru Granth Sahib by Pashaura Singh:
Download or read book The Guru Granth Sahib written by Pashaura Singh and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2003-09-26 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book examines three closely related questions in the process of canon formation in the Sikh tradition: how the text of the Adi Granth came into being, the meaning of gurbani, and how the Adi Granth became the Guru Granth Sahib. The censure of scholarly research on the Adi Granth was closely related to the complex political situation of Punjab and brought the whole issue of academic freedom into sharper focus. This book addresses some of these issues from an academic perspective. The Adi Granth, the sacred scripture of the Sikhs, means ‘first religious book’ (from the word ‘adi’ which means ‘first’ and ‘granth’ which means ‘religious book’). Sikhs normally refer to the Adi Granth as the Guru Granth Sahib to indicate a confession of faith in the scripture as Guru. The contents of the Adi Granth are commonly known as bani (utterance) or gurbani (the utterance of the Guru). The transcendental origin (or ontological status) of the hymns of the Adi Granth is termed dhur ki bani (utterance from the beginning). This particular understanding of revelation is based upon the doctrine of the sabad, or divine word, defined by Guru Nanak and the succeeding Gurus. This book also explores the revelation of the bani and its verbal expression, devotional music in the Sikh tradition, the role of the scripture in Sikh ceremonies, and the hymns of Guru Nanak and Guru Arjan.
Summary Book Review Faith & Philosophy of Sikhism by Sardar Harjeet Singh:
Download or read book Faith & Philosophy of Sikhism written by Sardar Harjeet Singh and published by Gyan Publishing House. This book was released on 2009 with total page 344 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Summary Book Review Approaches to History by Sabyasachi Bhattacharya:
Download or read book Approaches to History written by Sabyasachi Bhattacharya and published by Primus Books. This book was released on 2011 with total page 377 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: History as a social science is arguably more self-reflective than associated disciplines in that family. Other social scientists seem to see little reason to look beyond the paradigm they are developing in the present times. Historians on the other hand, tend to depend on the cumulative process of the development of their craft and the fund of accumulated knowledge. Yet, while this is acknowledged in the practice of research, Historiography in itself as a subject of study has rarely found its place in the syllabi of Indian universities. Knowledge of Historiography is taken for granted when a scholar plunges into research. In an attempt to address this lacuna, the Indian Council of Historical Research (ICHR) has planned a series of volumes on Historiography comprising articles by subject specialists commissioned by the ICHR. The first volume in the series, Approaches to History: Essays in Indian Historiography brings to the readers the first fruits of that endeavour. While the essays encompass areas of research presently at the frontiers of new research, scholars will also find the bibliographies accompanying the essays of significant appeal.
Summary Book Review A Dictionary of Sikh Studies by Pashaura Singh:
Download or read book A Dictionary of Sikh Studies written by Pashaura Singh and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2019-04-18 with total page 64 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This new dictionary provides over 350 accessible definitions of the terms that the growing number of students of Sikhism will encounter. It covers beliefs, practices, festivals, sacred sites, and principal languages, as well as the social and religious processes through which Sikhism has evolved. A major focus is the teachings of the founder of Sikhism, Guru Nanak, and doctrinal developments under subsequent Gurus. Incorporating the 500-year history of Sikhism, from its birth in northern India to its more recent spread around the world, it covers the interplay between the Sikh tradition and other religious traditions including Hindu and Sufi. It is an invaluable first reference for students and teachers of Sikhism, religious studies, South Asian studies, and philosophy, as well as the related disciplines of history, sociology, and anthropology as well as for all practicing Sikhs and anyone with an interest in Sikh religion and culture.
Summary Book Review Sikhs Across Borders by Knut A. Jacobsen:
Download or read book Sikhs Across Borders written by Knut A. Jacobsen and published by A&C Black. This book was released on 2012-11-08 with total page 266 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Explores Sikh praxis and self-representation across geopolitical borders, with a focus on empirical research on Sikhs in Europe
Summary Book Review History of Sikh Gurus Retold: 1606-1708 C.E by Surjit Singh Gandhi:
Download or read book History of Sikh Gurus Retold: 1606-1708 C.E written by Surjit Singh Gandhi and published by Atlantic Publishers & Dist. This book was released on 2007 with total page 1171 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Impulse Behind The Study In Hand Was The Longing To Find Adequate Answers To Certain Vital Questions What Exactly Does Sikhism Stand For? Why Was It Originated And Developed By Guru Nanak And His Nine Successors? How Did It Strike Roots Among People? What Institutions And Structures The Gurus Evolved To Highlight And Escalate It? What Type Of Praxis Of Man And Society Gurus Visualized? How Was It Different From Contemporary Religious Systems Islam, Hinduism, Sahajyana, Buddhism, Nathism, Bhakti System Etc.? Was It A Synthesis Of Different Traits Of Different Religions? Was It A Syncretism Of Hindu And Muslim Cultures Or Was It An Independent System? Did Sikhism Purport To Design To Raise Itself On Premises Different From The Ones Which Formed The Foundations Of Hindu Or Other Societies? Was It Merely Reformist Movement Aiming At Certain Targets Within Time And Space Or A Distinct Spirito-Social Process To Urge The People To March Towards Integrated Development Both At Micro And Macro Levels? What Was The True Nature Of Supreme Reality As Conceived By The Gurus? How Is This Related With The Universe Including Man And How Does It Permeate, Pervade And Operate The Whole Universe? What Type Of Society Conforms To God S Will And How Was Its Consummation Possible? Which Models Of Polity And Social Edifice Were Recommended By The Gurus? Is Sikhism A Life-Affirming Dispensation Or Life-Negating Philosophy? Why Was Structural Bonding Of Religion And Politics Effected And Institutionalised? What Is The Place Of Sikhism In The Comity Of Religions And How It Is Relevant To Challenges Of The Present-Day World? Such Questions And A Lot More Being Vital And Crucial For The Understanding Of The Role Of Gurus And Their Dispensation, Have Been Fully Taken Cognizance Of In The Present Study.