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Textual Sources for the Study of Sikhism (Textual Sources for the Study of Religion)

Traducere de W. H. McLeod
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"McLeod is a renowned scholar of Sikhism. . . . [This book] confirms my view that there is nothing about the Sikhs or their religion that McLeod does not know and there is no one who can put it across with as much clarity and brevity as he can. In his latest work he has compressed in under 150 pages the principal sources of the Sikh religion, the Khalsa tradition and the beliefs of breakaway sects like the Nirankaris and Namdharis. . . . As often happens, an outsider has sharper insight into the workings of a community than insiders whose visions are perforce restricted."—Khushwant Singh, Hindustan Times
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Specificații

ISBN-13: 9780226560854
ISBN-10: 0226560856
Pagini: 176
Dimensiuni: 152 x 229 x 20 mm
Greutate: 0.29 kg
Ediția: 1
Editura: University of Chicago Press
Colecția University of Chicago Press
Seria Textual Sources for the Study of Religion


Cuprins

General introduction
Acknowledgements
A note on format
1. The literature of the Sikhs
1.1. A survey of Sikh literature
1.2. The Adi Granth (Guru Granth Sahib)
1.3. The Dasam Granth
1.4. Bhai Gurdas and Bhai Nand Lal
1.5. The janam-sakhis
1.6. The rahit-namas
1.7. The Gur-bilas tradition and later historical works
1.8. Nirankaris and Namdharis
1.9. The Singh Sabha movement
2. The Gurus
2.1. Guru Nanak (1469-1539)
2.1.1. The birth and childhood of Nanak
2.1.2. The call to preach
2.1.3. The founding of Kartarpur
2.1.4. Panja Sahib
2.1.5. The death of Baba Nanak
2.2. The successors of Guru Nanak
2.2.1. Guru Angad (1539-52)
2.2.2. Guru Amar Das (1552-74)
2.2.3. Guru Ram Das (1574-81)
2.2.4. Guru Arjan (1581-1606)
2.2.5. Guru Hargobind (1606-44)
2.2.6. Guru Har Rai (1644-61) and Guru Har Krishan (1661-64)
2.2.7. Guru Tegh Bahadur (1664-75)
2.2.8. Guru Gobind Singh (1675-1708)
3. The scriptures
3.1. The Adi Granth
3.1.1. Guru Nanak
3.1.2. Guru Angad
3.1.3. Guru Amar Das
3.1.4. Guru Ram Das
3.1.5. Guru Arjan
3.1.6. The works of the bhagats
3.1.7. Guru Tegh Bahadur
3.2. The Dasam Granth
3.2.1. Guru Gobind Singh's prayer
3.2.2. Akal Ustat. In Praise of the Eternal One
3.2.3. Bachitra Natak. The Wondrous Drama
3.3. Other works approved for recitation in gurdwaras
3.3.1. Bhai Gurdas
3.3.2. Bhai Nand Lal
4. Khalsa and Rahit
4.1. The Khalsa
4.2. The Rahit
4.3. The rahit-nama of Chaupa Singh
4.4. Nand Lal and Prahlad Singh
4.4.1. Prasan-uttar: the Catechism of Bhai Nand Lal
4.4.2. The Tanakhah-nama.
4.4.3. The rahit-nama of Prahlad Singh
4.5. Sikh Rahit Maryada
5. Liturgical texts
5.1. The early morning order
5.1.1. Japji
5.1.2. Jap
5.1.3. The Ten Savayyas
5.2. The evening prayer: Sodar Rahiras
5.2.1. Invocation
5.2.2. Sodar
5.2.3. So Purakh
5.2.4. Benati chaupai
5.2.5. Savayya
5.2.6. Dohara
5.2.7. Anand
5.2.8. Mundavani
5.2.9. Shalok
5.3. Kirtan Sohila
5.4. Ardas: the Sikh Prayer
5.5. Asa ki Var
5.6. Sukhmani
5.7. Scriptural passages for special occasions
5.7.1. Petitions for blessing on a forthcoming undertaking
5.7.2. The conception of a child
5.7.3. The birth of a child
5.7.4. The amrit ceremony (Khalsa initiation)
5.7.5. Betrothal
5.7.6. Marriage
5.7.7. Death
6. Diversity within the Panth
6.1. The Nirankari Sikhs
6.1.1. A summary account of Nirankari history
6.1.2. The Nirankari Hukam-nama
6.2. The Namdhari Sikhs
6.2.1. The history and doctrines of the Namdhari Sikhs
6.2.2. The Namdhari Rahit-nama.
6.2.3. The Namdhari Ardas
6.3. The Nihangs
7. Modern works
7.1. The Sikh religion—Kahn Singh Nabha
7.2. 'We are not Hindus'—Kahn Singh Nabha
7.3. The nature of Gurmat—Jodh Singh
7.4. The divine Name—Teja Singh
7.5. Wordly temptation: a commentary on Guru Nanak's hymn Siri Ragu 1 - Vir Singh
7.6. The fundamentals of Sikh belief
7.6.1. The essence of Japji—Sahib Singh
7.6.2. Grace and the divine Name: the theme of Asa ki Var—Sahib Singh
Notes
Bibliography
Glossary
Index

Notă biografică

W. H. McLeod is professor of history at the University of Otago, New Zealand. John R. Hinnells is professor of comparative religion at the University of Manchester. He is the author of Handbook of Living Religions and editor of the Penguin Dictionary of Religions.

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