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Religious Journeys in India
Religious Journeys in India (September 2018)
Pilgrims, Tourists, and Travelers
Andrea Marion Pinkney - Editor
John Whalen-Bridge - Editor

Explores how religious travel in India is transforming religious identities and self-constructions.

In an increasingly global world where convenient modes of travel have opened the door to international and intraregional tourism and brought together people from different religious and ethnic communities, religious journeying in India has become the site of evolving and often paradoxical forms of self-construction. Through ethno...(Read More)
 
 
Spiritual Masters of the World's Religions
Spiritual Masters of the World's Religions (December 2012)
Victoria Kennick - Editor
Arvind Sharma - Editor

Discusses the notion of a spiritual master and looks at examples in a variety of world religions.

What is a spiritual master? Spiritual Masters of the World’s Religions offers an important contribution to religious studies by addressing that question in the context of such themes as charismatic authority, role models, symbolism, and categories of religious perception. The book contains essays by sch...(Read More)
 
 
The Socially Involved Renunciate
The Socially Involved Renunciate (September 2007)
Guru Nanak's Discourse to the Nath Yogis
Kamala Elizabeth Nayar - Author
Jaswinder Singh Sandhu - Author

A translation and analysis of Guru Nanak’s description of the Sikh path to spiritual liberation.

The Socially Involved Renunciate is an in-depth analysis and an original English translation of the Siddh Gost, a fundamental philosophical text of the Sikh tradition. The work reflects the distinctive worldview of Sikhism, the only major Indian religion that does not regard asceticism as a legitimat...(Read More)
 
 
The Birth of the Khalsa
The Birth of the Khalsa (September 2005)
A Feminist Re-Memory of Sikh Identity
Nikky-Guninder Kaur Singh - Author

A feminist reconsideration of Sikh identity, discussing its original egalitarianism and current hypermasculine quality, which is harmful to both men and women.

Sikhs trace the genesis of their religious rites, prayers, dress codes, and names to Guru Gobind Singh's creation of the Khalsa in 1699. The Birth of the Khalsa is the first work to explore this pivotal event in Sikh history from a feminist perspective, qu...(Read More)
 
 
Studying the Sikhs
Studying the Sikhs (July 1993)
Issues for North America
John Stratton Hawley - Editor
Gurinder Singh Mann - Editor

This basic guide and resource book targets four fields--religious studies, history, world literature, and ethnic or migration studies--in which Sikhism is now receiving greater attention. The authors explain the problems of studying and interpreting Sikhism, and opportunities for integrating Sikh studies into a broader curriculum in each field. They also provide a sense of the Sikh community's own approach to education, and evaluate materials and...(Read More)
 
 
Songs of Kabir from the Adi Granth
Songs of Kabir from the Adi Granth (August 1991)
Nirmal Dass - Translation and introduction by

This translation presents the hymns of Kabir from the Adi Granth (the holy book of the Sikhs), which has been neglected because it is written in Gurmukhi script rather than Devanagari. The Introduction contextualizes these songs and proceeds to examine their construction of meaning. Most songs have explanatory notes, and there is a Glossary of names and terms that appear in Kabir's work.

"This book makes available for the first time ...(Read More)
 
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