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Sikhism: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)

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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 indicated that they were being mistaken for Muslims, and suggests that the raising of sufficient and appropriate awareness about Sikhism still needs to be addressed. This book is one of the first to introduce newcomers to Sikhism's meanings, beliefs, practices, rituals, and festivals. Eleanor Nesbitt highlights the key threads in the fascinating history, from the Gurus and the development of the Sikh appearance, to martyrdom and militarization in the 17th and 18th centuries, and the diaspora. She also examines the recent proliferation of Sikh lifestyles in today's news and entertainment media. This book is an essential guide to increasing understanding of the Sikh religion and culture.

About the Author

Eleanor Nesbitt is a specialist in ethnographic investigation of religio-cultural continuity and change in UK Hindu, Sikh, and ethnically diverse Christian communities. She lectures on Sikhism and is the author of 7 books, including: Interfaith Pilgrims (Quaker Books, London); The Religious Lives of Sikh Children: A Coventry Based Study (University of Leeds); (with Gopinder Kaur) Guru Nanak (Religious and Moral Education Press, Norwich); (with Robert Jackson) Hindu Children in Britain (Trentham, Stoke on Trent).

Table of Contents

1. Introduction

2. Guru Nanak and his first successors

3. Guru Granth Sahib

4. Turban, Khalsa, and codes of conduct

5. The Nineteenth Century

6. The Twentieth Century: Ways of being Sikh

7. Sikhism outside India

8. Attitudes to caste, gender, and other faiths

9. Religion in the Twenty-first Century

Product Details

ISBN:
9780192806017
Author:
Nesbitt, Eleanor
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Author:
null, Eleanor
Subject:
Religion
Subject:
Sikhism
Subject:
Theology | Comparative Religion | Eastern
Subject:
Religion and Theology | Comparative Religion | Eastern
Subject:
Religion & Theology | Comparative Religion | Eastern
Subject:
Religion Eastern-Sikhism
Series:
Very Short Introductions
Publication Date:
20051231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
1 map, 19 halftones, 3 line illus.
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
6.84x6.62x.39 in. .34 lbs.

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