CONTENTS:- Vol.1: Historical Development of Sikhism: Religion to Politics: 1. Historical outline of Sikhism; 2. Origin of Sikhism; 3. Guru Nanak and his successors; 4. Emergence of sects and Gurdwaras; 5. Misaldari system: origin and development; 6. Sikh sovereign state; 7. Revival of Sikh power; 8. Sikh's participation in freedom movement; 9. Origin and development of Shiromani Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee; 10. Sikh identity in historical and contemporary perspective; 11. Sikh politics in the British Punjab. Vol.2: Conception and Transformation of Sikh Politics: 1. Philosophy of Sikh politics; 2. Guru Nanak's ideas of politics; 3. Retrospect and prospect of Sikh polity; 4. Guru Nanak's philosophy of state; 5. Relation between state and religion: Guru Nanak's vision; 6. Institution of Sikh state; 7. Foundation of the Sikh state; 8. Concept of justice; 9. Ethics of war; 10. The misal organisation; 11. Transformation of the Pacifist Sikh to Militant Khalsa; 12. Emergence of Khalsa as a political institution; 13. Political nationalism. Vol.3: Social Philosophy and Social Transformation of Sikhs: 1. Social philosophy; 2. Repudiation of the caste system and Sikh Gurus; 3. Transformation of the Sikh caste hierarchy; 4. Rites and rituals; 5. Socio-economic status of Sikh women; 6. Social transformation and Sikh society; 7. Sikh concept of economy. Vol.4: Analytical Study of Sikh Philosophy: 1. Sources of philosophy; 2. Philosophical thought of Guru Nanak; 3. Philosophy of Sahaja in Guru Nanak's theology; 4. Concept of divine name; 5. Philosophy of God; 6. Maya and the world in Sikh philosophy; 7. Haumain and problem of Hermeneutics: theory of evolution; 8. The ideal man in Sikh philosophy; 9. Philosophical analysis of Guru and Bhakta; 10. Philosophy of Jivanmukti; 11. Sikh cosmology; 12. Philosophical analysis of love, meditation and remembrance. Vol.5: Sikh Religious Vision: 1. Religious thoughts; 2. Guru Nanak's religious vision; 3. Foundation of Sikh religious order; 4. Civil and religious institutions; 5. Religious disciplines and practices; 6. Path of realisation of God; 7. Sikh religion and its followers: origin and evolution; 8. Guru Gobind Singh and Durga worship; 9. The five symbols of Sikh identification; 10. The Sikh Khalsa and brotherhood; 11. Secular approach in Sikh religion; 12. The Sikh religion in new millennium.
Every culture is aided or hampered by the philosophical assumptions and views held in regard to the value systems by the members of the society. If we want to properly understand and appreciate the development of the value system of Sikhs heritage, we shall confine ourselves merely to a statement in broad outlines of the moral values of the Sikhs. The Encyclopaedia of Sikh Heritage is a comprehensive and informative source of informations compiled in five volumes - first volume deals with the historical development of Sikh heritage; conception and transformation of Sikh politics is described in second volume; third volume deals with social philosophy and social transformation, while critical analysis of Sikh philosophy is discussed in fourth volume and Sikh religious vision in last volume.