Five Centuries of Sikh Tradition: Ideology, Society, Politics and Culture
Grewal, Reeta & Pall, Sheena (Eds.)
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Book ID : 30956
ISBN-10 : 81-7304-653-0 / 8173046530
ISBN-13 : 978-81-7304-653-7 / 9788173046537
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394p., Tables, Gloss., Bib., Index, 23 cm.
CONTENTS:- Preface; Indu Banga, the Historian; Introduction; 1. Foundation of the Sikh Faith; 2. The Earliest Manual on the Sikh Way of Life; 3. Marital and Political Culture of the Khalsa; 4. Sikh Patronage of Painting; 5. Sikhs in the Early Census Reports; 6. Transition from Socio-Religious to Political Concerns: Sikh Periodicals of the Early Twentieth Century; 7. Mission Abriad: Sant Teja Singh in the Western World; 8. The Nabha Affair: Akali Interest in a Sikh Princely State; 9. The Patiala Enquiry: Paramount Power Protects its Sikh Protégé; 10. Sikh Spatial Dispersal; 11. Punjab Agrarian Economy; 12. Sikh Identity and the Issue of Khalistan; 13. Five Hundred Years of the Sikh Educational Heritage; Glossary; Bibliography; Index; Contributors.
These Pathbreaking essays by historians, geographers, economists and scholars in Sikh religion and Punjabi literature cover the whole span of Sikh history and nearly all its important aspects. Three essays in this volume on Such basic issues as the nature of Guru Nanank's mission, the Sikh way of life, and the martial and political culture of the Khalsa. In four other contributions fresh light is thrownon Sikh Patronage of Painting, journalism, demographic change, and spatial dispersal. Two Papers relate to the Sikhs overseas: one, on the role of a Sikh 'Missionary' in North America and UK and another, on the socio-economic significance of remittances made by the Sikhs from UK in the early 1970s. One essay examines the problem of Sikh identity in relation to the issue of Khalistan. The last contribution covers five hundred years of Sikh educational heritage.