600 Pages 34 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    The Sikh World is an outstanding guide to the Sikh faith and culture in all its geographical and historical diversity. Written by a distinguished team of international contributors, it contains substantial thematic articles on the dynamic living experiences of the global Sikh community. The volume is organised into ten distinct sections:

    • History, Institutions, and Practices
    • Global Communities
    • Ethical Issues
    • Activism
    • Modern Literature and Exegesis
    • Music, Visual Art, and Architecture
    • Citizenship, Sovereignty, and the Nation State
    • Diversity and its Challenges
    • Media
    • Education

    Within these sections, interdisciplinary themes such as intellectual history, sexuality, ecotheology, art, literature, philosophy, music, cinema, medicine, science and technology, politics, and global interactions are explored.

    Integrating textual evidence with Sikh practice, this volume provides an authoritative and accessible source of information on all topics of Sikhism. The Sikh World will be essential reading to students of Sikh studies, South Asian studies and religious studies. It will also be of interest to those in related fields, such as sociology, world philosophies, political science, anthropology, and ethics.

    Introduction Pashaura Singh and Arvind-Pal Singh Mandair

    Part I. History, Institutions, and Practices

    1. The Sikh Gurus Pashaura Singh

    2. Guru, Śabad, and Khalsa Arvind-Pal Singh Mandair

    3. The Guru Granth Sahib Pashaura Singh

    4. The Dasam Granth Robin Rinehart

    5. Encountering Oneness and Exiled Being Harjeet Singh Grewal

    6. Persian Sikh Literature Louis E. Fenech

    7. Codes of Conduct and Way of Life Eleanor Nesbitt

    8. The Gurdwara Tejpaul Singh Bainiwal

    9. The Nagar Kirtan Gurbeer Singh

    Part II. Global Communities

    10. Sikhs in India Birinder-Pal Singh

    11. Sikhs in Australia and New Zealand Harpreet Singh

    12. Sikh Life in Canada Michael Hawley

    13. Sikhs in/of Africa Anneeth Kaur Hundle

    14. Sikhs in Mainland Europe Eleanor Nesbitt

    15. Sikhs in Britain Gurharpal Singh

    16. Sikhs in the USA Sangeeta Kaur Luthra

    Part III. Ethical Issues

    17. Gender and Sikhi J. Singh

    18. Death and Dying Within the Guru Granth Sahib Balbinder Singh Bhogal

    19. Ecotheology Susan Elizabeth Prill

    Part IV. Activism

    20. Anticolonial Resistance in the Early 20th Century Amrit Deol

    21. Akal Takht and Sikh Activism Amandeep Singh

    22. Transnational Sikh Social Activism Harjeet Singh Grewal and Tejpaul Singh Bainiwal

    Part V. Modern Literature and Exegesis

    23. Sikh Interpretive Traditions Puninder Singh

    24. The Possibility of the Secular Anne Murphy

    25. Words Across Borders Parvinder Mehta

    Part VI. Music, Visual Art, and Architecture

    26. Singing the Scripture Francesca Cassio

    27. The Five Essentials of Early Sikh Art Nikky-Guninder Kaur Singh

    28. Contours of Kalākārī Tavleen Kaur and Jagdeep Singh Raina

    29. Conservation Philosophy for Punjab Gurmeet S. Rai

    30. Sikh Architecture Jaspreet Kaur

    Part VII. Citizenship, Sovereignty, and the Nation State

    31. Socio-political Aspects of Sikh Philosophy Arvind-Pal Singh Mandair

    32. Sikh Sovereignty and Modern Government Conner Singh VanderBeek

    33. Sikhs and Multiculturalism Rita Kaur Dhamoon

    34. Sikh Nationalism Gurharpal Singh

    Part VIII. Diversity and its Challenges

    35. Diverse Groups within the Sikh Panth Toby Braden Johnson

    36. Caste Groups Opinderjit Kaur Takhar

    37. Racism or Mistaken Identity? Jagbir Jhutti-Johal

    38. Atheism, Agnosticism, and Irreligiosity Robin Rinehart

    Part IX. Media

    39. Sikhs and Cinema Kumool Abbi

    40. Sikh Television Channels Jasjit Singh

    41. The Sikh Internet Conner Singh VanderBeek

    42. Sikhs in Social Media Nirinjan Kaur Khalsa-Baker

    Part X. Education

    43. Sikh Schools and Academies in England Prabhjap Singh Jutla

    44. Sikh Educational Institutions in India Yamini Agarwal

    45. Modern Sikh Studies Pashaura Singh and Arvind-Pal Singh Mandair.



    Pashaura Singh is Professor and Dr. Jasbir Singh Saini Endowed Chair in Sikh and Punjabi Studies at the University of California, Riverside, USA.

    Arvind-Pal Singh Mandair is Professor and Tara Singh, Balwant Kaur Chattha, Gurbax Singh and Kirpal Kaur Brar Endowed Chair in Sikh studies, and a Faculty Associate in Asian and Pacific Islander American Studies at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA.