Sikhism by Nikky-Guninder Kaur Singh
  

Synopsis

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.

More books by this author

Other Formats

Book Info

Format

Hardback
128 pages

Author

Nikky-Guninder Kaur Singh
More books by Nikky-Guninder Kaur Singh

Publisher

Facts On File Inc

Publication date

31st July 2004

ISBN

9780816057269


I love Lovereading as it provides an honest opinion and showcases a range of fiction. Suited to both parents & kids alike, it’s a must-use.

Georgie Rowe – age 16

We love Lovereading4kids because they put books in front of us we wouldn’t otherwise have read. They make us more adventurous readers!

Emily Jacques

It is fantastic, you get to read lots of books and you always find something new and amazing in them.

Erica Motoc, age 7

Love “Lovereading4kids” as my son gets to hear about & read new books before his mates which keeps him interested in reading=a very happy Mum

Liz Evans

I love finding new books to read. My mummy and me look at the new ones coming out. I have written reviews of some of them!

Jessica Cobbin – age 7

This company is amazing; not only is it is a great opportunity to get books and review them but everyone is so friendly and supportive!

Jemma Rubens, age 10

It’s really exciting to read and review new books, thrilling to see my reviews online and I love finding the final published copies on sale.

Sam Harper – age 10

I have told all my friends, family & teachers to see for themselves just how great the site is. Without fail, they are hugely impressed.

Alexander Boxall – age 11
Lovereading

Lovereading 4 schools