Exploring Sikhism: Aspects of Sikh Identity, Culture, and Thought

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Oxford University Press, Oct 30, 2003 - Religion - 308 pages
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The essays collected here cover a wide range of topics: Guru Nanak, the nature of the Sikh Panth (the Sikh Community), the Khalsa Rahit (the code of belief and behavior all initiated Sikhs must promise to obey), Namdhari or Kuka Sikhs, caste as observed by Sikhs, and the Sikh diaspora to other
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Contents

The Influence of Islam upon the Thought of Guru Nanak
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Kabir Nanak and the Early Sikh Panth
19
The Nanak of Faith and the Nanak of History
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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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