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Sikhism by Doris Jakobsh

Title Sikhism
Author Doris Jakobsh
Publisher University of Hawaii Press
Release Date 2012-03-02
Category History
Total Pages 184
ISBN 9780824860349
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This volume offers a comprehensive overview of Sikhism, which originated in India's Punjab region five hundred years ago. As the numbers of Sikhs settling outside of India continues to grow, it is necessary to examine this religion both in its Indian context and as an increasingly global tradition. While acknowledging the centrality of history and text in understanding the main tenets of Sikhism, Doris Jakobsh highlights the religion's origins and development as a living spiritual tradition in communities around the world. She pays careful attention to particular events, movements, and individuals that have contributed to important changes within the tradition and challenges stereotypical notions of Sikh homogeneity and stasis, addressing the plurality of identities within the Sikh tradition, both historically and within the contemporary milieu. Extensive attention is paid to the role of women as well as the dominant social and kinship structures undergirding Punjabi Sikh society, many of which have been widely transplanted through Sikh migration. The migration patterns are themselves examined, with particular focus on Sikh communities in the U.S., Canada, and the U.K. Finally, the volume concludes with a brief exploration of Sikhs and the Internet and the future of Sikhism.

Sikhism A Guide For The Perplexed by Arvind-Pal Singh Mandair

Title Sikhism A Guide for the Perplexed
Author Arvind-Pal Singh Mandair
Publisher A&C Black
Release Date 2013-08-08
Category Religion
Total Pages 241
ISBN 9781441102317
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Discussion of Sikhism and traditionally difficult themes such as the relationship between politics and religion, violence and mysticism, culture and spirituality, or particularity and globalization.

The A To Z Of Sikhism by W. H. McLeod

Title The A to Z of Sikhism
Author W. H. McLeod
Publisher Scarecrow Press
Release Date 2009-07-24
Category Religion
Total Pages 330
ISBN 0810863448
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Contrary to popular opinion, there is more to Sikhism than the distinctive dress. First of all, there is the emergence of Guru Nanak, the founder of Sikhism, and the long line of his successors. There are the precepts, many related to liberation through the divine name or nam. There is a particularly turbulent history in which the Sikhs have fought to affirm their beliefs and resist external domination that continues to this day. There is also, more recently, the dispersion from the Punjab throughout the rest of India and on to Europe and the Americas. With this emigration Sikhism has become considerably less exotic, but hardly better known to outsiders. This reference is an excellent place to learn more about the religion. It provides a chronology of events, a brief introduction that gives a general overview of the religion, and a dictionary with several hundred entries, which present the gurus and other leaders, trace the rather complex history, expound some of the precepts and concepts, describe many of the rites and rituals, and explain the meaning of numerous related expressions. All this, along with a bibliography, provides readers with an informative and accessible guide toward understanding Sikhism.

Title Sikhism A Very Short Introduction
Author Eleanor Nesbitt
Publisher OUP Oxford
Release Date 2005-09-22
Category Religion
Total Pages 176
ISBN 9780191578069
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The Sikh religion has a following of over 20 million people worldwide and is one of the largest religions in the world. However, events such as the verbal and physical attacks on Sikhs just after September 11 indicated that Sikhs were being mistaken for Muslims, and suggests that the raising of sufficient and appropriate awareness about Sikhism still needs to be addressed. This book will introduce newcomers to the meaning of Sikhism, and its practices, rituals, and festivals. The key threads in the fascinating history of the religion will be highlighted, from the Gurus and the development of the Sikh look, to martyrdom and militarization in the 17th and 18th Centuries and the diaspora. Eleanor Nesbitt brings the subject completely up to date with an examination of gender and caste, referring to contemporary film, such as Bend It Like Beckham, and media reports. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

Title Sikhism A Very Short Introduction
Author Eleanor Nesbitt
Publisher Oxford University Press
Release Date 2016-04-13
Category Sikhism
Total Pages 176
ISBN 9780198745570
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The Sikh religion has a following of over 20 million people worldwide, and is ranked as the world's fifth largest religion. However, events such as the verbal and physical attacks on Sikhs just after September 11, where Sikhs were being mistaken for Muslims, suggest that the Sikh faith still remains mysterious to many. This Very Short Introduction introduces newcomers to the meaning of the Sikh religious tradition, its teachings, practices, rituals and festivals. Eleanor Nesbitt highlights and contextualizes the key threads in the history of Sikhism, from the first Gurus to martyrdom, militarization, and the increasingly significant diaspora. Examining gender, caste, and the changes that are currently underway in the faith, Nesbitt considers contemporary Sikh identities and their role in our world. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

Title The Encyclopedia of Sikhism over 1000 Entries
Author H. S. Singha
Publisher Hemkunt Press
Release Date 2000
Category Sikhism
Total Pages 208
ISBN 8170103010
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Sikhism by Nikky-Guninder Kaur Singh

Title Sikhism
Author Nikky-Guninder Kaur Singh
Publisher I.B. Tauris
Release Date 2011-03-15
Category Religion
Total Pages 288
ISBN 1848853211
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Almost from the moment, some five centuries ago, that their religion was founded in the Punjab by Guru Nanak, Sikhs have enjoyed a distinctive identity. This sense of difference, forged during Sikhism's fierce struggles with the Mughal Empire, is still symbolised by the 'Five Ks' ('panj kakar', in Punjabi), those articles of faith to which all baptised Sikhs subscribe: uncut hair bound in a turban; comb; special undergarment; iron bracelet and dagger (or kirpan) - the unique marks of the Sikh military fraternity (the word Sikh means 'disciple' in Punjabi). Yet for all its ongoing attachment to the religious symbols that have helped set it apart from neighbouring faiths in South Asia, Sikhism amounts to far more than just signs or externals. Now the world's fifth largest religion, with a significant diaspora especially in Britain and North America, this remarkable monotheistic tradition commands the allegiance of 25 million people, and is a global phenomenon. In her balanced appraisal, Nikky-Guninder Kaur Singh reviews the history, theology and worship of a community poised between reconciling its hereditary creeds and certainties with the fast-paced pressures of modernity. She outlines and explains the core Sikh beliefs, and explores the writings and teachings of the Ten Sikh Gurus in Sikhism's Holy Scriptures, the Sri Guru Granth Sahib (more usually called just the 'Granth'). Further chapters explore Sikh ethics, art and architecture, and matters of gender and the place of women in the tradition. The book attractively combines the warm empathy of a Sikh with the objective insights and acute perspectives of a prominent scholar of religion.

Liberating Sikhism From The Sikhs by Jasabīra Siṅgha Āhalūwālīā

Title Liberating Sikhism from the Sikhs
Author Jasabīra Siṅgha Āhalūwālīā
Publisher Unistar Books
Release Date 2003
Category Sikhism
Total Pages 200
ISBN 9203456XXXX
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Articles on Sikh doctrines and polity.

Title Historical Dictionary of Sikhism
Author Louis E. Fenech
Publisher Rowman & Littlefield
Release Date 2014-06-11
Category Religion
Total Pages 446
ISBN 9781442236011
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Sikhism traces its beginnings to Guru Nanak, who was born in 1469 and died in 1538 or 1539. With the life of Guru Nanak the account of the Sikh faith begins, all Sikhs acknowledging him as their founder. Sikhism has long been a little-understood religion and until recently they resided almost exclusively in northwest India. Today the total number of Sikhs is approximately twenty million worldwide. About a million live outside India, constituting a significant minority in the United Kingdom, Canada, and the United States. Many of them are highly visible, particularly the men, who wear beards and turbans, and they naturally attract attention in their new countries of domicile. This third edition of Historical Dictionary of Sikhism covers its history through a chronology, an introductory essay, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 1000 cross-referenced entries on key persons, organizations, the principles, precepts and practices of the religion as well as the history, culture and social arrangements. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about Sikhism.

Title Sikhism and Indian Civilization
Author Raj Pruthi
Publisher Discovery Publishing House
Release Date 2004
Category India
Total Pages 247
ISBN 8171418791
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Contents: Introduction, Sikhism, The Development of Sikhism As a Distinct Religion, Sikh Tradition: Competing Organisations and Ideology, The Sikh Gurus, The Religion and Social Organisation of the Sikhs, Women in Sikhism, Gender and the Sikh Panth, Sikh Code of Conduct, The Concept of Hukam in Sikhism and Religious Experience, Sikh Politics in India, Unity of God The Sikh Point of View, Sikh Saints, Sikhism and Other Religious, Sikhism in the 21st Century.

Sikhism And History by Singh Pashaura & Barrier N.H. (eds)

Title Sikhism and History
Author Singh Pashaura & Barrier N.H. (eds)
Publisher Oxford University Press, USA
Release Date 2004
Category Religion
Total Pages 280
ISBN UOM:39015061158369
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Contributed papers presented at a conference.

Title Sikhism An Introduction Teach Yourself
Author Owen Cole
Publisher Teach Yourself
Release Date 2010-06-25
Category Religion
Total Pages 192
ISBN 9781444131017
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

This book is a comprehensive introduction to the Sikh faith. Ideal for those with little knowledge of the religion, it will give you a clear understanding of what Sikh's believe, and how they practise their faith. Covering all aspects, from the history of Sikhism, to Sikh ethics, to the practicalities of living a Sikh life, learn what it means to be Sikh today. NOT GOT MUCH TIME? One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started. AUTHOR INSIGHTS Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience. TEST YOURSELF Tests in the book and online to keep track of your progress. EXTEND YOUR KNOWLEDGE Extra online articles at www.teachyourself.com to give you a richer understanding of psychology. FIVE THINGS TO REMEMBER Quick refreshers to help you remember the key facts. TRY THIS Innovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.

Sikhism by Sue Penney

Title Sikhism
Author Sue Penney
Publisher Heinemann
Release Date 1999
Category Sikhism
Total Pages 48
ISBN 0435304755
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This foundation edition on Sikhism is part of a series aimed at lower-ability pupils. The questions are written to make it easy for pupils to interpret information on a spread. Its pagination means that it can be used with the core editions, or as a stand alone text.

Understanding Sikhism by W. Owen Cole

Title Understanding Sikhism
Author W. Owen Cole
Publisher Dunedin Academic Press Ltd
Release Date 2004-08-26
Category Religion
Total Pages 192
ISBN 9781906716912
Language English, Spanish, and French
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One of the worlds major faiths with more than 20 million adherents, Sikhism is a religion which most people, including academics, seem to ignore. This introduction assumes no prior knowledge on the part of the reader. At the centre of the religion is the scripture, the Guru Granth Sahib, it is the focus of Sikh theology and practice to the extent that no one is allowed to come between it and the believer. There is no priesthood. A particular aspect of Sikhism is its relationship with and attitude to other religions, something of particular significance in our multi-religious society.

Sikhs And Sikhism by I. J. Singh

Title Sikhs and Sikhism
Author I. J. Singh
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1994
Category Sikhism
Total Pages 157
ISBN UOM:39015034253891
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Perceptive Essays That Challenge The Sikhs And Intrigue The Non-Sikhs. They Debate Religious, Historical, Social And Political Issues And Recast Age Old Traditions And Practices In Concepts And Language That Are Contemporary And Relevant.

Sikhs And Sikhism by W. H. McLeod

Title Sikhs and Sikhism
Author W. H. McLeod
Publisher Oxford University Press, USA
Release Date 1999
Category Sikhism
Total Pages 890
ISBN UOM:39015043022964
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This volume is an omnibus edition of four classic studies on the history and evolution of Sikhs and Sikhism, by one of the world's leading scholars in this field.Guru Nanak and the Sikh Religion examines the life and teachings of Guru Nanak, offering an analytical view of the first Guru of the Sikhs, so essential for an understanding of later Sikh history and contemporary Sikh society. In Early Sikh Tradition, McLeod traces the origins of the janam-sakhistyle, describes the anecdotal and discourse forms used by narrators, and reconstructs a pattern whereby janam-sakhi traditions were assembled and transmitted. The Evolution of the Sikh Community questions the traditional, and rather simplified, view of the Sikh community and its history by probingfurther into the past, to the roots of Nanak's teachings. The last work, Who is a Sikh? offers lucid accounts of key events and phases that led to the development of Sikh identity into its current form. This book seeks to provide an understanding of the Sikh individual, historical community andreligion.

Title Textual Sources for the Study of Sikhism
Author W.H. McLeod
Publisher University of Chicago Press
Release Date 1990-10-15
Category Religion
Total Pages 166
ISBN 9780226560854
Language English, Spanish, and French
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"McLeod is a renowned scholar of Sikhism. . . . [This book] confirms my view that there is nothing about the Sikhs or their religion that McLeod does not know and there is no one who can put it across with as much clarity and brevity as he can. In his latest work he has compressed in under 150 pages the principal sources of the Sikh religion, the Khalsa tradition and the beliefs of breakaway sects like the Nirankaris and Namdharis. . . . As often happens, an outsider has sharper insight into the workings of a community than insiders whose visions are perforce restricted."—Khushwant Singh, Hindustan Times

Sikhism Today by Jagbir Jhutti-Johal

Title Sikhism Today
Author Jagbir Jhutti-Johal
Publisher A&C Black
Release Date 2011-06-09
Category Religion
Total Pages 147
ISBN 9781847062727
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Exciting new introduction to contemporary Sikhism And The issues and debates facing it in modern society.

Title Sikhism and Christianity
Author W.O. Cole
Publisher Springer
Release Date 2016-02-08
Category Religion
Total Pages 221
ISBN 9781349230495
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This volume will provide a thorough comparison of the rituals, beliefs and history of Sikhism and Christianity. Chapters will focus on God, revelation, the scriptures, worship, ethics and the history of these two religions, and will highlight both differences and similarities.

Sikhism by Jon Mayled

Title Sikhism
Author Jon Mayled
Publisher Heinemann
Release Date 2002
Category Sikhism
Total Pages 62
ISBN 0435336274
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Produced specifically to answer QCA concerns over attainment and assessment in RE at Key Stage 3, Modern World Religions is a series that balances learning about religions with learning from religions. It comprises differentiated Student Books, Teacher's Resource Packs and CD-ROMs, on the six major world faiths.