Martyrdom in the Sikh Tradition: Playing the "game of Love"

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Oxford University Press, 2000 - Religion - 306 pages
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Through an analysis of the Sikh scriptures, eighteenth and nineteenth century Sikh literature, as well as the voluminous tracts and newspapers produced under the auspices of the late nineteenth-century 'reform' movement, the Singh Sabha, this book examines how and why Sikhs began to represent their history as a history of persecutions and martyrdoms.

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Contents

Two The Tradition and its Transmission
33
Three Theology and Personnel
63
Four Martyrdom in the Early Sikh Tradition
116
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Louis Fenech is at University of Northern Iowa.

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