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Sikhism : a very short introduction

Author: Eleanor M Nesbitt
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2005.
Series: Very short introductions.
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An accessible introduction to the world's fifth largest religion, this work presents Sikhism's meanings and myths, and its practices, rituals, and festivals, also addressing ongoing social issues such as the relationship with the Indian state the diaspora, and caste.
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Nesbitt, Eleanor M.
Sikhism.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2005
(DLC) 2005020337
(OCoLC)61123058
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Eleanor M Nesbitt
ISBN: 9780191517365 0191517364 9781429459754 1429459751 1280753021 9781280753022 9786610753024 6610753024 9780191062773 0191062774
OCLC Number: 99749014
Description: 1 online resource (162 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Contents; Acknowledgements; Abbreviations; List of illustrations; 1 Introduction; 2 Guru Nanak and his first successors; 3 Guru Granth Sahib; 4 Turban, Khalsa, and codes of conduct; 5 The shaping of modern Sikhism; 6 Sikhism outside India; 7 Attitudes to caste, gender, and other faiths; 8 Sikhism and the third millennium; Further reading; Glossary; Timeline; Index.
Series Title: Very short introductions.
Responsibility: Eleanor Nesbitt.
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This book describes the key threads in the history of Sikhism, from the late 15th century to the present day. It examines the development of a distinct Sikh identity, and explores the meaning of  Read more...

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