This book analyses the heterogeneous modes of meditation, prayer, initiation, beliefs and practices, codes of conduct, ethics and life-style of the contemporary Sikh Sants, Babas, Gurus and Satgurus in Punjab.
Table of Contents
1. Religious Milieu in Contemporary Punjab 2. Udasi, Seva Panthi, Nirmala Mahants, Sants and Babas: Setting Pluralistic Traditions 3. Proliferation of Udasi, Seva Panthi and Nirmala Establishments in the Twentieth Century: Continuity of the Pluralistic Traditions 4. Nirankari, Namdhari, Neeldhari and Nanaksari Sikhs: Adding New Meanings to the Tradition of Sants and Babas 5. Sikh Sants and Babas Moving Towards Khalsa Identity, Panthic Seva and Politics
Joginder Singh is Head of Namdhari Guru Ram Singh Chair, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar.