Sikhism by Nikky-Guninder Kaur Singh
  

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Sikhism by Nikky-Guninder Kaur Singh

One of the world's youngest religions, Sikhism was founded about 500 years ago in northern India and enters the millennium 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. The Sikhs believe in the Ultimate Reality as a formless force that is above all things and yet present in them at the same time. They reject all distinctions based on social class and race and emphasize the importance of service to both community and family. 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 on the Sikh community, and issues of cultural adaptation, persecution, and subsequent education now taking place in the West.

About the Author

Nikky-Guninder Kaur Singh is the Crawford Family Professor of Religious Studies and department chair at Colby College in Waterville, ME. She has published extensively in the field of Sikhism, including The Feminine Principle in the Sikh Vision of the Transcendent, The Name of My Beloved: Verses of the Sikh Gurus, and Metaphysics and Physics of the Guru Granth Sahib.

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Format

Hardback
128 pages

Author

Nikky-Guninder Kaur Singh
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Publisher

Facts On File Inc

Publication date

31st July 2004

ISBN

9780816057269


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