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Read and Download Arvind-Pal Singh Mandair book Sikhism: A Guide for the Perplexed in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TSikhism: A Guide for the Perplexed. This book was released on 2013-06-06 with total page 224 pages. Book excerpt: Sikhism's short but relatively eventful history provides a fascinating insight into the working of misunderstood and seemingly contradictory themes such as politics and religion, violence and mysticism, culture and spirituality, orality and textuality, public sphere versus private sphere, tradition and modernity. This book presents students with a careful analysis of these complex themes as they have manifested themselves in the historical evolution of the Sikh traditions and the encounter of Sikhs with modernity and the West, in the philosophical teachings of its founders and their interpretation by Sikh exegetes, and in Sikh ethical and intellectual responses to contemporary issues in an increasingly secular and pluralistic world. Sikhism: A Guide for the Perplexed serves as an ideal guide to Sikhism, and also for students of Asian studies, Sociology of Religion and World Religions.

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Read and Download Lajwanti Lahori book The Concept Of Man In Sikhism in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe Concept Of Man In Sikhism. This book was released on 2001-01-01 with total page 147 pages. Book excerpt: Description: 'Wonders are many but none more wonderful than man.' Great indeed is man; it appears that the macrocosm is in the microcosm of man's body. He is an old and eternal philosophical problem, which has always been a challenge to thinkers. The author in her present work carries out an in-depth study of the Sikh scriptures with a view to present a systematic exposition of the concept of man in Sikhism. After presenting a brief account of the Sikh history and philosophy, she set forth the Sikh views covering various dimensions and aspects of man, viz. nature and constitution of man; his position in relation to God, universe and society; purpose of his existence, and attainment of summum bonum. According to the Sikh view, man is an integral unity of matter, like, mind and spirit. He is the central figure in the universe. Because spirit and self-consciousness is fundamental in him, he alone has the capacity of freeing himself from matter and mind, and of involution leading to the focus of his Being. His infinite creative power and his capacity to deepen his inwardness endows him with the potentiality to realise the Absolute within. Sikhism advocates a simple technique of Nam Marga which aims at turning the outward flow of mind towards the inward deeper and deeper reality culminating in spiritual experience of the Ultimate.According to the Sikh thought the perfect man is the one who attains to the self-realisation and thereafter leads a spiritual life which is neither fixed nor stagnant, but fluid, active, creative and altruistic helping others to attain to the self-realisation and thus build a society in which social life and ethics are based on the belief that all creatures are same in essence. The author carries out an in-depth philosophical analysis of the above issues concerning man and gives them a detailed exposure. This book would prove to be of great interest to common man in quest of truth about man as well as to the students of philosophy, particularly, philosophy of religion. Contents Preface Chap. I : A Brief History And Philosophy Of The Sikh Religion : 1. Introduction 2. Brief History of the Sikhs 3. Sri Guru Granth Sahib 4. Philosophy of the Sikh Religion 5. Summary Chap. II : NATURE OF MAN : 1. Introduction 2. Constituents of Man 3. Man : Haumai 4. Man : Maya 5. Man : Law of Karma, Hukam and Grace 6. Man : His Functioning and Nature 7. Conclusion Chap. III : MAN : HIS RELATIONSHIP WITH UNIVERSE AND GOD : 1. Introduction 2. Man and the Universe 3. Man : His Relation with God 4. Conclusion Chap. IV : MAN AND SOCIETY : 1. Introduction 2. Background Leading to Sikh Concept of Man and Society 3. Sikh Concept of Man and Society 4. Conclusion Chap. V : IDEAL AND ITS ATTAINMENT : 1. Ideal of Human Life 2. Traditional Margas (Paths) for Attainment of the Ideal and their Evaluation 3. Guru's Marga : Nam Marga 4. Conclusion Chap. VI : CONCEPT OF MAN : AN ANALYSIS : 1. Introduction 2. Constitution and Nature of Man 3. Man : Universe and God 4. Man and Society 5. Ideal and its Attainment 6. The Ideal Man 7. Conclusion

Download Historical Dictionary of Sikhism PDF

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Download International Bibliography of Sikh Studies PDF

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ISBN 13: 1402030444
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Read and Download Rajwant Singh Chilana book International Bibliography of Sikh Studies in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TInternational Bibliography of Sikh Studies. This book was released on 2006-01-16 with total page 582 pages. Book excerpt: The International Bibliography of Sikh Studies brings together all books, composite works, journal articles, conference proceedings, theses, dissertations, project reports, and electronic resources produced in the field of Sikh Studies until June 2004, making it the most complete and up-to-date reference work in the field today. One of the youngest religions of the world, Sikhism has progressively attracted attention on a global scale in recent decades. An increasing number of scholars is exploring the culture, history, politics, and religion of the Sikhs. The growing interest in Sikh Studies has resulted in an avalanche of literature, which is now for the first time brought together in the International Bibliography of Sikh Studies. This monumental work lists over 10,000 English-language publications under almost 30 subheadings, each representing a subfield in Sikh Studies. The Bibliography contains sections on a wide variety of subjects, such as Sikh gurus, Sikh philosophy, Sikh politics and Sikh religion. Furthermore, the encyclopedia presents an annotated survey of all major scholarly work on Sikhism, and a selective listing of electronic and web-based resources in the field. Author and subject indices are appended for the reader’s convenience.

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Read and Download Pashaura Singh book The Oxford Handbook of Sikh Studies in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe Oxford Handbook of Sikh Studies. This book was released on 2014-03-27 with total page 656 pages. Book excerpt: The Oxford Handbook of Sikh Studies innovatively combines the ways in which scholars from fields as diverse as philosophy, psychology, religious studies, literary studies, history, sociology, anthropology, political science, and economics have integrated the study of Sikhism within a wide range of critical and postcolonial perspectives on the nature of religion, violence, gender, ethno-nationalism, and revisionist historiography. A number of essays within this collection also provide a more practical dimension, written by artists and practitioners of the tradition. The Handbook is divided into eight thematic sections that explore different 'expressions' of Sikhism. Historical, literary, ideological, institutional, and artistic expressions are considered in turn, followed by discussion of Sikhs in the Diaspora, and of caste and gender in the Panth. Each section begins with an essay by a prominent scholar in the field, providing an overview of the topic. Further essays provide detail and further treat the fluid, multivocal nature of both the Sikh past and the present. The Handbook concludes with a section considering future directions in Sikh Studies.

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Read and Download Robin Rinehart book Debating the Dasam Granth in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TDebating the Dasam Granth. This book was released on 2011-02-02 with total page 224 pages. Book excerpt: The Dasam Granth is a 1,428-page anthology of diverse compositions attributed to the tenth Guru of Sikhism, Guru Gobind Singh, and a topic of great controversy among Sikhs. The controversy stems from two major issues: a substantial portion of the Dasam Granth relates tales from Hindu mythology, suggesting a disconnect from normative Sikh theology; and a long composition entitled Charitropakhian tells several hundred rather graphic stories about illicit liaisons between men and women. Sikhs have debated whether the text deserves status as a "scripture" or should be read instead as "literature." Sikh scholars have also long debated whether Guru Gobind Singh in fact authored the entire Dasam Granth. Much of the secondary literature on the Dasam Granth focuses on this authorship issue, and despite an ever-growing body of articles, essays, and books (mainly in Punjabi), the debate has not moved forward. The available manuscript and other historical evidence do not provide conclusive answers regarding authorship. The debate has been so acrimonious at times that in 2000, Sikh leader Joginder Singh Vedanti issued a directive that Sikh scholars not comment on the Dasam Granth publicly at all pending a committee inquiry into the matter. Debating the Dasam Granth is the first English language, book-length critical study of this controversial Sikh text in many years. Based on research on the original text in the Brajbhasha and Punjabi languages, a critical reading of the secondary literature in Punjabi, Hindi, and English, and interviews with scholars and Sikh leaders in India, it offers a thorough introduction to the Dasam Granth, its history, debates about its authenticity, and an in-depth analysis of its most important compositions.

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Read and Download Khazan Singh book History and Philosophy of the Sikh Religion in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book THistory and Philosophy of the Sikh Religion. This book was released on 1914 with total page 669 pages. Book excerpt: The First Comprehensive Work On The History And Religion Of The Sikhs Was Produced In 1914 By Khazan Singh, An Additional Assistant Commissioner. It Is A Systematic, True And Full Account Of The Sikhs And Is Regarded As A Milestone In The Early Sikh Historiography.

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