The Guru Granth Sahib: Canon, Meaning and Authority

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"Pashaura Singh examines rare manuscripts of the Adi Granth from the late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries, and looks at the process which led to the composition of Guru Arjan's version in 1604. He incorporates new manuscript evidence that has become available over the last two decades and offers a clear and detailed exposition of the recent scholarly findings being published in both Punjabi and English. Singh, taking a radically different approach from the dominate mode of textual analysis, argues for a plurality of interpretation and the inexhaustible hermeneutic potential of the Adi Granth. He goes on to examine the role of the Adi Granth as 'Guru' in the personal piety and corporate identity of the Sikh community. The contemporary debate within the study of religions on the status of scripture as a cross-cultural phenomenon is also addressed.".

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
3
A SURVEY OF EARLY MANUSCRIPTS
41
TEXTUAL ANALYSIS
83
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Pashaura Singh is at University of Michigan.

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