Sikh history and religion in the twentieth century /
edited in Toronto by Joseph T. O'Connell, Milton Israel, Willard G. Oxtoby ; with visiting editors: W.S. McLeod, J.S. Grewal.
Toronto : University of Toronto, Centre for South Asian Studies, 1988.
vii, 496 p.
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Toronto : University of Toronto, Centre for South Asian Studies, 1988.
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Based on the conference: Sikh History and Religion in the Twentieth Century, held at the University of Toronto, Feb. 13-15, 1987.
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Bibliography: p. [457]-486.
Purchase; Nicky Drumbolis; 2013; RB342435.
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Ever since their foundation in the 16th century by Guru Nanak (1469-1539), Sikhism and the Sikh community have played a unique role in the history of India. Two factors have shaped this role. One is the search for significance of Sikh history for the community. The other is the sustained concern for the integrity of the Sikh identity in an overwhelming non-Sikh political and social milieu. Both factors are addressed in this collection of 24 papers presented at a conference on "Sikh History and Religion in the Twentieth Century" held at the University of Toronto in February 1987. As is usual with such collections, the quality of contributions is uneven. Some cover familiar historical ground and are descriptive rather than analytical; others are insightful explorations into Sikh history, Akali politics, problems of the 1980s, the experiences of Sikh communities in Canada, the US, and England, and Sikh relations with the Nirankaris and the Radhasoamis. Nevertheless, the volume is a welcome contribution to the rather limited literature in English on the Sikhs. College, university, and public libraries. -B. G. Gokhale, Wake Forest University
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