Social Philosophy and Social Transformation of Sikhs
Singh, R.N. (Ed.)
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Book ID : 18557
ISBN-10 : 81-7169-705-4 / 8171697054
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Language : English
xii, 364p., Tables, App., Bib., Index, 25 cm.
CONTENTS:- Preface; 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;
Sikhism aims at establishing social, political and economic systems which are just, humanitarian and conducive to the development of a balanced and harmonious human personality. The emergence of Green and White Revolutions in Punjab and the resultant prosperity can be attributed mainly to the equalitarian revolution brought about by the Sikh Gurus as a result of which there has been greater co-ordination and co-operativeness as well as interchange of ideas, skills and technical know-how among the farming community which is predominantly Sikh. Sikhism play revolutionary role in the sociological field in restructuring society on equalitarian basis. It rejected the concept of hierarchal fixity and ushered in a new socio-economic order based on the principles of equality, justice and intrinsic worth. It made possible for its adherents to choose their occupations according to their abilities and means, and not according to their caste. All honestly pursued occupations were considered worthy or respect. This led to a great improvement in the work efficiency of people and resulted in increased material production. It also facilitated fuller utilisation of human abilities and actualisation of human potentialities.