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Sikhism: An Introduction
Almost from the moment, some five centuries ago, that their religion was founded in the Punjab by Guru Nanak, Sikhs have enjoyed a distinctive identity. This sense of difference, forged during Sikhism's fierce struggles with the Mughal Empire, is still symbolised by the "Five Ks" ("panj kakar," in Punjabi), those articles of faith to which all baptised Sikhs subscribe: unc ...more
Paperback, 272 pages
Published March 15th 2011 by I. B. Tauris
(first published February 22nd 2011)
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Apr 10, 2016 Davis rated it it was amazing
Quite an enlightening read about Sikhism. Miss Singh goes into detail not only about the history of the religion but also spends a chapter discussing the metaphysics, ethics and esthetics in depth, as well as another chapter looking at the various practices and rituals of the religion. She then turns her gaze to how it can be, and how it has been, interpreted in light of feminism, and how Sikh's can embrace this again. She then spends a detailed chapter of Sikh art, something quite interesting g ...more
This book opened my eyes to the beauty of the Sikh world. It explained in simple detail the origins of the Sikh faith, as well as all the other who, what, why and where's. I would recommend it for anyone who has a Sikh friend and wants to understand the beautiful history of their friend's cultural background.