Western Perspective On The Sikh Religion

by: Darshan Singh (Dr.), Patiala

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  • ISBN: 81-7205-327-4
  • Edition(s): Dec-2004 / 2nd
  • Pages: 243
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Two centuries of Western Writings on Sikhism form an independent tradition of interpretation and a distinct perspective. The present study seeks to elaborate and explore the nature of the Western perspective on the Sikh religion, focusing on its distinctive features. It aims at bringing out the contribution of the western writers to the understanding of the Sikh tradition and faith. Being a study of the non-participant outsider's perspective from the participant insider's point of view it assumes the form of dialogue. The process of image formation when differing communities interact has also been discussed at some length, keeping in view the intentions, motivations and relative status of interacting groups. It also describes the development and inner dynamism of the Western Perspective on Sikhism. A survey on Western writings introduces the reader to the Western perspective. In the subsequent chapter it examines the Western understanding of the Sikh tradition and Sikh faith. In an almost unexplored area the study breaks a new ground and is indispensable for those interested in more comprehensive and critical understanding of the Western contribution to the study of the Sikh religion.

Acknowledgements / 9

  1.       Prolegomenon / 11
  2.       Survey of the Western Writings on the Sikh Religion / 16
  3.       Western Perspective on the Sikh Tradition / 84
  4.       Western Perspective on the Sikh Faith / 153
  5.       Resume / 230

Bibliography / 233

Index / 239

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