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History, Literature, and Identity: Four Centuries of Sikh Tradition

Abstract

This book presents a comprehensive account of Sikh history and tradition, beginning with the founding of the community to the impact of modernity on Sikh institutions in the Punjab. It discusses issues like conscious conceptualization of a new dispensation, process of community formation, social transformation and politicization leading to the emergence of a new political order. It brings out the cumulative implications of these processes on the evolution of Sikh identity. Fourteen essays cover Sikh literature from the early sixteenth century to the early twentieth century and reflect identity ... More

Keywords: Sikh history and tradition, Punjab, identity, nationality, Gurus, faith, Khalsa, Sikh literature

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780198070740
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198070740.001.0001