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7. Attitudes to caste, gender, and other faiths

7. Attitudes to caste, gender, and other faiths  

Eleanor Nesbitt

in Sikhism: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Apr 2016
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9780191807633
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10.1093/actrade/9780198745570.003.0007
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9780198745570
The film Bend it Like Beckham (2002) illustrated effectively gender issues in the Sikh religion and how they are viewed in comparison to gender issues outside of Sikhism. ‘Attitudes to ... More
3. Guru Granth Sahib

3. Guru Granth Sahib  

Eleanor Nesbitt

in Sikhism: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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For day to day guidance, Sikhs turn to the Guru Granth Sahib. Does the guidance provided by the Guru Granth Sahib have the same relationship to Guru Nanak and his successors as a guidebook ... More
2. Guru Nanak and his first successors

2. Guru Nanak and his first successors  

Eleanor Nesbitt

in Sikhism: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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9780191807633
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In Sikh belief, there are ten human Gurus all of whom are physical embodiments of the same Guru. Sikh religious images portray two figures most frequently: Guru Nanak, the first human Guru, ... More
1. Introduction

1. Introduction  

Eleanor Nesbitt

in Sikhism: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Apr 2016
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9780191807633
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10.1093/actrade/9780198745570.003.0001
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9780198745570
Sikhism is sometimes described as the newest of the world’s religions. Its media image is mainly male and Sikhism conjures up images of swords and turbans. The Introduction sets out the ... More
5. The shaping of modern Sikhism

5. The shaping of modern Sikhism  

Eleanor Nesbitt

in Sikhism: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Apr 2016
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9780191807633
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10.1093/actrade/9780198745570.003.0005
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Contemporary Sikhism was formed by the views of a group of influential intellectuals and political activists. The intellectuals were the 18th-century Tat (pure) Khalsa, and they presented ... More
8. Sikhism and the third millennium

8. Sikhism and the third millennium  

Eleanor Nesbitt

in Sikhism: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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9780191807633
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10.1093/actrade/9780198745570.003.0008
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9780198745570
How is Sikhism viewed today, both within and outside the religion? Terrorism these days is closely associated with religion in popular consciousness. The notion of ‘fundamentalism’ is ... More
6. Sikhism outside India

6. Sikhism outside India  

Eleanor Nesbitt

in Sikhism: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Apr 2016
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9780191807633
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10.1093/actrade/9780198745570.003.0006
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9780198745570
About 5 per cent of the global Sikh population live outside India. The affluence of overseas Sikh communities, especially in the UK and North America, has increased the relative importance ... More
4. Turban, Khalsa, and codes of conduct

4. Turban, Khalsa, and codes of conduct  

Eleanor Nesbitt

in Sikhism: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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9780191807633
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10.1093/actrade/9780198745570.003.0004
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The turban has become synonymous with Sikhism, despite the fact that many men who identify themselves as Sikh are short-haired, clean shaven, and turbanless. ‘Turban, Khalsa, and codes of ... More

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