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The Making of Sikh Scripture

Gurinder Singh Mann

Abstract

At present numbering twenty million adherents and spread the world over, the Sikhs represent a monotheistic tradition founded by Guru Nanak (1469–1539) in the Punjab, a region that served as a cultural bridge between the Middle East and South Asia. The Sikhs are fortunate to have in their possession a large number of early sacred manuscripts, including sixteenth‐ and seventeenth‐century protoscriptural texts. This unique context makes it possible for scholars to trace the history of Sikh canon formation with a degree of accuracy unimaginable in other major religious traditions. On the basis of ... More

Keywords: Adi Granth, ancient texts, history, Punjab, religious history, Sikhism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2001 Print ISBN-13: 9780195130249
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003 DOI:10.1093/0195130243.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Gurinder Singh Mann, author
University of California at Santa Barbara
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