CONTENTS:- 1. Introduction; 2. Non-Economic Factors in Economic Development; 3. Sikhs, Their Characteristics and Religion; 4. The Basic Tenets of Sikhism and Their Economic Implications; 5. Sikh Institutions and Their Economic Relevance; 6. Origin and Development of the Caste System in the Hindu Society; 7. The Caste System and the Sikh Society; 8. Women and Sikh Religion; 9. Summary and Conclusion.
This scholarly work makes an in-depth study of the philosophical mosaic of Sikhism and brings out clearly the ethos of progress envisioned in it. It is addressed to finding out whether the relationship between Sikhism and economic development is productive or otherwise. It examines Sikh Religion in terms of its three basic dimensions: scriptural value system, institutional framework, and operational value system. Sikhism turns out to be a life-asserting, world-affirming, active and equalitarian religion with a system of metaphysics and praxis which stimulates forces of progress. It is a work of immediate relevance to the Indian situation.