Sikhism

ISBN-10: 0192806017
ISBN-13: 9780192806017
Edition: 2005
Authors: Eleanor Nesbitt
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Description: The Sikh religion has a following of over 20 million people worldwide and is one of the largest religions in the world. However, events such as the verbal and physical attacks on Sikhs just after September 11 indicated that Sikhs were being mistaken  More...

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Book details

List price: $11.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/8/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 176
Size: 4.50" wide x 7.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.528
Language: English

The Sikh religion has a following of over 20 million people worldwide and is one of the largest religions in the world. However, events such as the verbal and physical attacks on Sikhs just after September 11 indicated that Sikhs were being mistaken for Muslims, and suggests that the raising of sufficient and appropriate awareness about Sikhism still needs to be addressed.This book will introduce newcomers to the meaning of Sikhism, and its practices, rituals, and festivals. The key threads in the fascinating history of the religion will be highlighted, from the Gurus and the development of the Sikh look, to martyrdom and militarization in the 17th and 18th Centuries and the diaspora. Eleanor Nesbitt brings the subject completely up to date with an examination of gender and caste, referring to contemporary film, such as Bend It Like Beckham, and mediareports.

Acknowledgements
Abbreviations
List of illustrations
Introduction
Guru Nanak and his first successors
Guru Granth Sahib
Turban, Khalsa, and codes of conduct
The shaping of modern Sikhism
Sikhism outside India
Attitudes to caste, gender, and other faiths
Sikhism and the third millennium
Further reading
Glossary
Timeline
Index

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