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Sikhism : a very short introduction (Second edition)

By: Nesbitt, Eleanor

Part of the Very Short Introductions series
0198745575 / 9780198745570
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18 cm 156 pages : illustrations (black and white)
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Includes QR codes Previous edition: 2005.

The Sikh religion has a following of over 20 million people worldwide.

However,events such as the verbal and physical attacks on Sikhs just after September 11, where Sikhs were being mistaken for Muslims, suggest that the Sikh faith still remains mysterious to many. This Very Short Introduction introduces newcomers to the meaning of the Sikh religious tradition, its teachings, practices, rituals and festivals.

Eleanor Nesbitt highlights and contextualizes the key threads in the history of Sikhism, from the first Gurus to martyrdom, militarization, and the increasingly significant diaspora.

Examining gender, caste, and the changes that are currently underway in the faith, Nesbitt considers contemporary Sikh identities and their role in our world. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area.

These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly.

Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.


HRA Religion: general, HRAM Religious issues & debates, HRKS Sikhism

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