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Early Sikh tradition : a study of the janam-s�akh�is /
Early Sikh tradition : a study of the janam-sākhīs

Author: by W. H. McLeod. ; W H McLeod
Publisher: Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1980.
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Genre/Form: Janam-sākhis
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
McLeod, W.H.
Early Sikh tradition.
Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1980
(OCoLC)607854619
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: by W. H. McLeod. ; W H McLeod
ISBN: 0198265328 9780198265320
OCLC Number: 5100963
Notes: New Zealand author.
Includes indexes.
Description: xiv, 317 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: 1. The historical setting: the Panjab 1500-1800 --
2. The Janam-sakhis: A definition and summary description --
3. The principal Janam-sakhis --
The Bala janam-sakhis --
The Puratan janam-sakhis --
The Adi Sakhis --
The Miharban tradition --
Gyan-ratanavali --
The Mahima Prakas tradition --
Individual janam-sakhis --
Miscellaneous works closely related to the janam-sakhis --
4. The language of the Janam-sakhis --
5. The origins and growth of the Janam-sakhi traditions --
6. Constituents of the Janam-sakhis --
Episodes from the life of Nanak --
Received tradition --
The epics and the Puranas --
Nath tradition --
Sufi tradition --
The works of Guru Nanak --
Ascetic ideas --
7. Janam-sakhi forms --
Narrative anecdotes --
Moralistic anecdotes -Chimeric fairy-tales --
Devotional legends --
Aetiological legends --
Narrative discourses --
Didactic discourses --
Heterodox discourses --
Codes of discipline --
8. The assembling and transmission of the Janam-sakhi traditions --
9. The evolution of Sakhis --
Baba Nanak's visit to Multan --
Mula the Khatri --
Sajjan/Bhola the robber --
The rich man's pennants --
Baba Nanak returns to Talvandi --
Baba Nanak's discourse with Sheikh Braham --
Baba Nanak's visit to Mecca --
Discourses with Naths --
Raja Sivanabh --
Guru Angad --
Mardana and Bala --
10. Sources used by the Janam-sakhi compilers --
Narrative I --
Narrative II --
Others sources of the Adi Sakhis --
Other sources of the B40 Janam-sakhi --
A summary of the B40 sources --
A summary of the janam-sakhi sources --
11. Purpose, function, value --
12. The purpose of Janam-sakhis --
13. The function of Janam-sakhis --
14. The Janam-sakhis as historical sources --
The janam-sakhis as sources for the life of Guru Nanak --
The janam-sakhi image of Baba Nanak --
The Sikh community in the seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries --
The janam-sakhis as sources for the wider history of the Panjab --
15. The Janam-sakhis in Panjabi literature.
Responsibility: by W.H. McLeod.

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