Guru Nanak And Origins Of The Sikh Faith

Author by : Harbans Singh
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Publisher by : Bombay ; New York : Asia Publishing House
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Sikhism

Author by : Nikky-Guninder Kaur Singh
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Publisher by : Bloomsbury Publishing
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Description : 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.


Evolution Of The Sikh Faith

Author by : Hormise Nirmal Raj
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Sikh Faith

Author by : Dr Gurbakhsa Singh
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Publisher by : Virsa Publications
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Sikhism And Its Indian Context 1469 1708

Author by : William Owen Cole
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Publisher by : Unknown
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Description : This Is A Full-Scale Study Of The Origins Of Sikhims From Guru Nanak To The Achievment Of The Final Form Of The Writings Of The Gurus, The Guru Granth Sahib In 1708. Since Then The Sikhs Have Been The People Of The Book. But The Messape Itself Prevents Them From Becoming Legastically Chained To It. The Book Lays Down No Rules Of Dress Diet Observance Of Holidays Or Details Of Social Conduct.


Japji Sahib English Translation Translation

Author by : God
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Publisher by : Sukan Publishing Universe
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Description : There are three primary purposes of a religious prayer. 1. To refresh your remembrance and awareness of God. 2. To bring your wandering mind into the present moment. 3. To understand the meaning of the prayer and imbibe its teachings into your life in order to further your spiritual progress. By God's grace, presented to you here is the translation of the JAPJI SAHIB(composed in Gurumukhi script by Guru Nanak Dev Ji, the First Guru and founder of the Sikh Religion) into English. At the end of the translation, I have also offered to you the Transliteration of JAPJI SAHIB, for those who may wish to recite as a prayer in the original Gurumukhi language. JAPJI SAHIB is a universal sacred hymn(prayer) about God and creation, composed by Guru Nanak Dev Ji, the founder of the Sikh faith. The Japji Sahib consists of the Mool Mantra(Root Mantra) as the beginning followed by 38 hymns and a final Salok at the end of this composition. The Japji appears at the very beginning of the Guru Granth Sahib, the Holy Scriptures of the Sikhs. It is regarded as the most important Bani or 'set of verses' by the Sikhs and is recited every morning by all practicing this faith. The word ‘Jap’ means to ‘recite’ or ‘to ‘chant’. ‘Ji’ is a word that is used to show respect as is the word ‘Sahib’. You are encouraged to read the translation several times, and the beauty of this glorious script will manifest in your mind. Harmony will come to your life as you begin to understand God and his attributes(as can be comprehended by a human), as revealed to us by God through Guru Nanak Dev Ji.


The Sikh Faith

Author by : Gurbakhsh Singh
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Guru Nanak

Author by : Sutantar Singh
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The Feminine Principle In The Sikh Vision Of The Transcendent

Author by : Nikky-Guninder Kaur Singh
Languange : en
Publisher by : Cambridge University Press
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Description : This work is an original and critical analysis of Sikh literature from a feminist perspective. It begins with Guru Nanak s vision of Transcendent Reality and concludes with the mystical journey of Rani Raj Kaur, the heroine of a modern Punjabi epic. The eight chapters of the book approach the Sikh vision of the Transcendent from historical, scriptural, symbolic, mythological, romantic, existential, ethical, and mystical perspectives. Each of these discloses the centrality of the woman, and show convincingly that Sikh Gurus and poets did not want the feminine principle to serve merely as a figure of speech or literary device; it was intended rather to pervade the whole life of the Sikhs. The present work bolsters the claim that literary symbols should be translated into social and political realities, and in so doing puts a valuable feminist interpretation on a religious tradition which has remained relatively unexplored in scholarly literature.


Sikhism Origin And Development

Author by : Dalbir Singh Dhillon
Languange : en
Publisher by : Atlantic Publishers & Distri
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The Great Guru Nanak Vol 1

Author by : Gurdeyal Singh
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Publisher by : Akaal Publishers
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Description : This book gives a brief introduction to the founder of the Sikh faith - Guru Nanak. It narrates their early life, miracles and short stories of inspiration. It is a brilliant primer for all interested in the Sikh faith.This edition has been edited and can now easily be used by Sikh Studies and Religious Studies teachers. The revision questions at the end of each chapter have been answered at the end of the book, thus providing a resource for easy lesson planning.


Historical Dictionary Of Sikhism

Author by : Louis E. Fenech
Languange : en
Publisher by : Rowman & Littlefield
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Description : 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.


A Universal Faith Sikhism

Author by : Dr Gurbakhsh Singh
Languange : en
Publisher by : Virsa Publications
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Guru Nanak

Author by : Rina Singh
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Publisher by : Unknown
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Description : Details the life and times of Guru Nanak, founder of the Sikh faith.


International Bibliography Of Sikh Studies

Author by : Rajwant Singh Chilana
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer Science & Business Media
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Description : 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.


World Faiths

Author by : S.A. Nigosian
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer
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Description : World Faiths is a brief introduction to the major world religions. The book provides detailed coverage of the historical development of different religious traditions, and, for each religion, presents issues of faith from the perspective of the believer.


Sikh Culture And Social Values

Author by : Dr Puspinder Singh
Languange : en
Publisher by : Virsa Publications
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The Sikhs

Author by : Patwant Singh
Languange : en
Publisher by : Image
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Description : Five hundred years ago, Guru Nanak founded the Sikh faith in India. The Sikhs defied the caste system; rejected the authority of Hindu priests; forbade magic and idolatry; and promoted the equality of men and women -- beliefs that incurred the wrath of both Hindus and Muslims. In the centuries that followed, three of Nanak's nine successors met violent ends, and his people continued to battle hostile regimes. The conflict has raged into our own time: in 1984 the Golden Temple of Amritsar -- the holy shrine of the Sikhs--was destroyed by the Indian Army. In retaliation, Sikh bodyguards assassinated Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. Now, Patwant Singh gives us the compelling story of the Sikhs -- their origins, traditions and beliefs, and more recent history. He shows how a movement based on tenets of compassion and humaneness transformed itself, of necessity, into a community that values bravery and military prowess as well as spirituality. We learn how Gobind Singh, the tenth and last Guru, welded the Sikhs into a brotherhood, with each man bearing the surname Singh, or "Lion," and abiding by a distinctive code of dress and conduct. He tells of Banda the Brave's daring conquests, which sowed the seeds of a Sikh state, and how the enlightened ruler Ranjit Singh fulfilled this promise by founding a Sikh empire. The author examines how, through the centuries, the Sikh soldier became an exemplar of discipline and courage and explains how Sikhs -- now numbering nearly 20 million worldwide -- have come to be known for their commitment to education, their business acumen, and their enterprising spirit. Finally, Singh concludes that it would be a grave error to alienate an energetic and vital community like the Sikhs if modern India is to realize its full potential. He urges India's leaders to learn from the past and to "honour the social contract with Indians of every background and persuasion."


According To Tradition

Author by : Winand M. Callewaert
Languange : en
Publisher by : Otto Harrassowitz Verlag
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Sikh Art And Literature

Author by : Kerry Brown
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : Sikh Art and Literature traverses the 500-year history of a religion that dawned with the modern age in a land that was a thoroughfare of invading armies, ideas and religions and arts of the East and West. Essays by art curators, historians and collectors and religion and literary scholars are illustrated with some of the earliest and finest Sikh paintings. Sikh modernism and mysticism is explored in essays on the holy Guru Granth Sahib; the translations and writings of the British Raj convert, M.A. Macauliffe; the fathers of modern Punjabi literature, Bhai Vir Singh and Puran Singh; and the 20th century fiction writers Bhai Mohan Vaid Singh and Khushwant Singh. Excerpts from journals of visitors to the court of the diminutive and new translations of early twentieth century poetry add depth and originality to this beautiful and accessible introduction to the art, literature, beliefs and history of the Sikhs. Illustrated throughout with 42 colour and 92 black and white images, Sikh Art and Literature is a colourful, heartfelt, and informative introduction to the Sikh culture.


Faith Ethics And Values

Author by : Dr Gurbakhsh Singh
Languange : en
Publisher by : Virsa Publications
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The Sikhs Of The Punjab

Author by : J. S. Grewal
Languange : en
Publisher by : Cambridge University Press
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Description : In a revised edition of his original book, J. S. Grewal brings the history of the Sikhs from its beginnings in the time of Guru Nanak, the founder of Sikhism, right up to the present day. Against the background of the history of the Punjab, the volume surveys the changing pattern of human settlements in the region until the fifteenth century and the emergence of the Punjabi language as the basis of regional articulation. Subsequent chapters explore the life and beliefs of Guru Nanak, the development of his ideas by his successors and the growth of his following. The book offers a comprehensive statement on one of the largest and most important communities in India today.


Guru Nanak

Author by : Harish Dhillon
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Publisher by : Indus Source
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Description : Guru Nanak, the founder of Sikhism, was born in the 15th century during a period of political and religious turmoil in India. Tension between Hindus and Muslims had escalated, leading to greater polarization of the two religions. He preached that God was One, He was the Truth, and He was nirankari or formless. He advocated a casteless society, based on brotherhood and equality. Nanak travelled far and wide, showing mankind the path to salvation. Guru Nanak was a unique messiah, who advocated a gentle, peaceful path to God-realization. This book gives us an insight into the fascinating life of Guru Nanak.


Sikhism

Author by : David Rose
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Publisher by : Folens Limited
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Description : Book includes background information, activities, themes and practical extension ideas.


The Message Of The Sikh Faith

Author by : Jodha Siṅgha
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Publisher by : Unknown
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Nanak

Author by : Sumeet Aurora
Languange : en
Publisher by : Bloomsbury Publishing
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Description : Guru Nanak, the founder of the Sikh religion, walked the earth to restore love and humanity lurking in the doldrums. His early communion with the Ultimate drew him to far-fetched places to inculcate the scent of unity and equality among people. He sang the divine praises along the way and persuaded people towards the spiritual essence of the Lord. He made an intriguing manifestation that the Lord is One and there exists no other besides Him. Most of what Nanak professed was apparently derived from the Ultimate. As mentioned in the Janamsakhis, he often directed his companion Mardana to play on his rabab as he vividly sang the Bani or Divine Word descending upon him from the skies. With an unrelenting desire to spread enlightenment among the masses, he became an itinerant preacher to eradicate the upsurge of erroneous beliefs and the moss of differences propelled by caste and creed. This exquisitely illustrated book explores the life of Guru Nanak at length and offers an insight into his timeless teachings which are marvelously ingrained in his divine hymns - the Japji, Asa di Var and Barah-maha.


My Sikh Faith

Author by : Kanwaljit Kaur-Singh
Languange : en
Publisher by : Evans Brothers
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Description : An approachable book about Sikhism designed to help young children understand differences between religions and how it manifests itself in the lives of other children around the world


Secularism And Sikh Faith

Author by : Atara Siṅgha
Languange : en
Publisher by : Amritsar : Guru Nanak University
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