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Sikhism: A Guide for the Perplexed (Guides for the Perplexed)

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Sikhisms short but relatively eventful history provides a fascinating insight into the working of misunderstood and seemingly contradictory themes such as politics and religion, violence and mysticism, culture and spirituality, orality and textuality, public sphere versus private sphere, tradition and modernity. This book presents students with a careful analysis of these complex themes as they have manifested themselves in the historical evolution of the Sikh traditions and the encounter of Sikhs with modernity and the West, in the philosophical teachings of its founders and their interpretation by Sikh exegetes, and in Sikh ethical and intellectual responses to contemporary issues in an increasingly secular and pluralistic world. Sikhism: A Guide for the Perplexed serves as an ideal guide to Sikhism, and also for students of Asian studies, Sociology of Religion and World Religions.

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Sikhisms short but relatively eventful history provides a fascinating insight into the working of misunderstood and seemingly contradictory themes such as politics and religion, violence and mysticism, culture and spirituality, orality and textuality, public sphere versus private sphere, tradition and modernity. This book presents students with a careful analysis of these complex themes as they have manifested themselves in the historical evolution of the Sikh traditions and the encounter of Sikhs with modernity and the West, in the philosophical teachings of its founders and their interpretation by Sikh exegetes, and in Sikh ethical and intellectual responses to contemporary issues in an increasingly secular and pluralistic world. Sikhism: A Guide for the Perplexed serves as an ideal guide to Sikhism, and also for students of Asian studies, Sociology of Religion and World Religions.

About the Author

Arvind-Pal Singh Mandair is the S.B.S.C. Chair in Sikh Studies at the University of Michigan, USA.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements \ Introduction \ Part I: Evolution of the Sikh Tradition \ 1. Guru Nanak and His Early Successors \ 2. Martyrdom and Militancy: Rise of the Khalsa \ 3. Modernity and Colonialism \ Part II: Teachings and Practices \ 4. Way of Life \ 5. Sikh Philosophy \ Part III: Pluralism & its Challenges \ 6. Sikh Ethics \ 7. Sikhs and the Public Sphere \ Glossary of Punjabi Terms \ Notes \ Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9781441102317
Author:
Mandair, Arvind-pal Singh
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Author:
Mandair, Arvind-Pal Singh
Subject:
Sikhism
Subject:
Religion Eastern-Sikhism
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20130831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8.4 x 5.4 x 0.7 in 1 lb

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Religion » Comparative Religion » General
Religion » Eastern Religions » Sikhism

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Sikhisms short but relatively eventful history provides a fascinating insight into the working of misunderstood and seemingly contradictory themes such as politics and religion, violence and mysticism, culture and spirituality, orality and textuality, public sphere versus private sphere, tradition and modernity. This book presents students with a careful analysis of these complex themes as they have manifested themselves in the historical evolution of the Sikh traditions and the encounter of Sikhs with modernity and the West, in the philosophical teachings of its founders and their interpretation by Sikh exegetes, and in Sikh ethical and intellectual responses to contemporary issues in an increasingly secular and pluralistic world. Sikhism: A Guide for the Perplexed serves as an ideal guide to Sikhism, and also for students of Asian studies, Sociology of Religion and World Religions.
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