by Nikky-Guninder Kaur Singh


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Sikhism was founded about 500 years ago in northern India by the mystic Nanak. One of the world's youngest religions, it enters the 21st century facing new challenges and a geographical reach spanning the globe. In India, Sikhs are still working to gain greater political independence, while in the West, the faith is attempting to adapt to a new culture while also sharing its universal teachings. In clear and simple prose, Sikhism, Updated Edition describes the basic tenets of Sikhism and tells the engaging story of its growth in India and beyond. It also examines the recent move toward greater political independence within the Indian nation; the effects of Hindu nationalism of the Sikh community; and issues of cultural adaptation, persecution, and subsequent education now taking place in the West.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780816057269
Publisher: Facts on File, Incorporated
Publication date: 07/28/2004
Series: World Religions Series
Edition description: REV
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 7.60(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 11 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

Chapter 1Introduction: Sikhism and the Modern World6
Chapter 2Guru Nanak and the Origins of the Sikh Faith16
Chapter 3Sikh Tradition and the Guru Granth30
Chapter 4Sikh Thought46
Chapter 5Sikh Ethics56
Chapter 6Religious Life and Rites of Passage64
Chapter 7Sacred Space and Sacred Time86
Chapter 8Women and Sikhism104
Chapter 9Sikh Tradition and Modern Culture112
Chapter Notes123
For Further Reading126

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