Sikhism: Dimensions of Asian Spirituality by Doris R. Jakobsh

By Doris R. Jakobsh

This quantity deals a complete evaluate of Sikhism, which originated in India's Punjab quarter years in the past. because the numbers of Sikhs settling open air of India keeps to develop, it is crucial to envision this faith either in its Indian context and as an more and more international culture. whereas acknowledging the centrality of historical past and textual content in figuring out the most tenets of Sikhism, Doris Jakobsh highlights the religion's origins and improvement as a residing religious culture in groups world wide. She will pay cautious recognition to specific occasions, pursuits, and members that experience contributed to big adjustments in the culture and demanding situations stereotypical notions of Sikh homogeneity and stasis, addressing the plurality of identities in the Sikh culture, either traditionally and in the modern milieu.

Extensive recognition is paid to the position of ladies in addition to the dominant social and kinship constructions undergirding Punjabi Sikh society, a lot of that have been commonly transplanted via Sikh migration. The migration styles are themselves tested, with specific specialise in Sikh groups within the united states, Canada, and the U.K. eventually, the quantity concludes with a short exploration of Sikhs and the net and the way forward for Sikhism.

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