Historical Dictionary of Sikhism

This third edition of Historical Dictionary of Sikhism covers its history through a chronology, an introductory essay, and an extensive bibliography.

Author: Louis E. Fenech

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442236019

Category: Religion

Page: 446

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Sikhism traces its beginnings to Guru Nanak, who was born in 1469 and died in 1538 or 1539. With the life of Guru Nanak the account of the Sikh faith begins, all Sikhs acknowledging him as their founder. Sikhism has long been a little-understood religion and until recently they resided almost exclusively in northwest India. Today the total number of Sikhs is approximately twenty million worldwide. About a million live outside India, constituting a significant minority in the United Kingdom, Canada, and the United States. Many of them are highly visible, particularly the men, who wear beards and turbans, and they naturally attract attention in their new countries of domicile. This third edition of Historical Dictionary of Sikhism covers its history through a chronology, an introductory essay, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 1000 cross-referenced entries on key persons, organizations, the principles, precepts and practices of the religion as well as the history, culture and social arrangements. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about Sikhism.

Historical Dictionary of the British Empire

In 1845–1846, a series of battles between Sikh armies and the forces of the East
India Company (EIC) ended with the ... A second conflict, just two years later, led
to complete subjugation of the Sikhs and the incorporation of the remainder of ...

Author: Kenneth J. Panton

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0810875241

Category: History

Page: 766

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The Historical Dictionary of the British Empire covers its history through a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 700 cross-referenced entries on important personalities, politics, economy, foreign relations, religion, and culture.

Historical Dictionary of New Religious Movements

HEALTHY HAPPY HOLY (3H0 FOUNDATION). Aka SIKH DHARMA. An
organization of white Sikhs, established by Harbhajan Singh Khalsa Yogiji (1929
—2004), known to his followers as Yogi Bhajan. Yogi Bhajan came from India to
Toronto ...

Author: George D. Chryssides

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 0810879670

Category: Religion

Page: 416

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In this newly updated second edition of the Historical Dictionary of New Religious Movements, George D. Chryssides traces the rise and development of new religious movements throughout the world. An updated introduction summarizes the phenomenon of new religious movements and lays out the changes to the dictionary since the 2001 edition, while the main body of the dictionary consists of close to 600 cross-referenced entries on key figures, ideas, themes, and places related to various new religious movements. An index organizes the information in the dictionary, and a comprehensive bibliography leads the researcher to further sources.

The Oxford Handbook of Sikh Studies

Women in Indian History: Social, Economic, Political and Cultural Perspectives.
New Delhi: Vision ... Relocating Gender in Sikh History: Transformation, Meaning
and Identity. Delhi: OUP. ... Historical Dictionary of Sikhism, 2nd edn. Oxford: The
 ...

Author: Pashaura Singh

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 019100412X

Category: Religion

Page: 656

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The Oxford Handbook of Sikh Studies innovatively combines the ways in which scholars from fields as diverse as philosophy, psychology, religious studies, literary studies, history, sociology, anthropology, political science, and economics have integrated the study of Sikhism within a wide range of critical and postcolonial perspectives on the nature of religion, violence, gender, ethno-nationalism, and revisionist historiography. A number of essays within this collection also provide a more practical dimension, written by artists and practitioners of the tradition. The Handbook is divided into eight thematic sections that explore different 'expressions' of Sikhism. Historical, literary, ideological, institutional, and artistic expressions are considered in turn, followed by discussion of Sikhs in the Diaspora, and of caste and gender in the Panth. Each section begins with an essay by a prominent scholar in the field, providing an overview of the topic. Further essays provide detail and further treat the fluid, multivocal nature of both the Sikh past and the present. The Handbook concludes with a section considering future directions in Sikh Studies.

Historical Dictionary of the British Empire

The Treaty of Amritsar was a pact of perpetual amity signed on April 25 , 1809 ,
between the East India Company * and Ranjit Singh , * the powerful Sikh ruler of
the Punjab . Already on January 1 , 1806 , the company , apprehensive of a ...

Author: James Stuart Olson

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313293665

Category: Great Britain

Page: 1254

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Sikhs Across Borders

McLeod, W. H. (1997), Sikhism. London: Penguin. — (2000), Exploring Sikhism:
Aspects of Sikh Identity, Culture and Thought. Delhi: Oxford University Press. — (
2005), Historical Dictionary of Sikhism. Oxford: The Scarecrow Press. McLuhan ...

Author: Knut A. Jacobsen

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1441103589

Category: Religion

Page: 240

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Sikhs Across Borders is the first study to explore patterns of transnational practices among European Sikhs, with particular focus on the links between the Sikhs in Europe, Punjab (the 'home-land') and within a global Sikh community. The book illustrates how local and transnational spheres coexist and interact in a multitude of social and cultural practices and discourses among European Sikhs past and present. Based on new empirical research Sikhs Across Borders book explores how religion continues to play a significant role in the daily lives of European Sikhs and is important for their maintenance of links with the homeland, as well as Sikhs in other parts of the world. The team of international contributors show how Sikhs are shaping new self-representations and identity constructions through a multitude of transnational practices on the individual, national and global level, such as marriages, pilgrimage narratives, and the use of the internet and new media. Further transnational practices examined include religious learning and teaching practices and responses to political events in the diaspora.

Historical Dictionary of India

With over a hundred new cross-referenced dictionary entries-the majority of which pertain to the last decade-and updating others, the second edition of the Historical Dictionary of India illustrates the rapidly evolving situation without ...

Author: Surjit Mansingh

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 0810865025

Category: History

Page: 880

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The Republic of India is the second most populous, the seventh largest by geographical area, and has the fourth largest economy in terms of purchasing power parity in the world. While it has always been an important country, it has often been neglected. Of late, however, there has been much talk of the 'new' India, one with greater economic dynamism, a more active foreign policy, and the emergence of a huge middle class. With over a hundred new cross-referenced dictionary entries-the majority of which pertain to the last decade-and updating others, the second edition of the Historical Dictionary of India illustrates the rapidly evolving situation without neglecting the country's ancient past. The chronology has been brought up to date, the introduction expanded, and the bibliography includes numerous new titles.

The A to Z of Sikhism

I would like to thank the following organizations and individuals for assistance in
compiling the Historical Dictionary of Sikhism: Singh Brothers, Publishers and
Booksellers, S.C.O. 98, City Centre, Amritsar; Department of Guru Nanak Studies,
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Author: W. H. McLeod

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 9780810863446

Category: Religion

Page: 330

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Contrary to popular opinion, there is more to Sikhism than the distinctive dress. First of all, there is the emergence of Guru Nanak, the founder of Sikhism, and the long line of his successors. There are the precepts, many related to liberation through the divine name or nam. There is a particularly turbulent history in which the Sikhs have fought to affirm their beliefs and resist external domination that continues to this day. There is also, more recently, the dispersion from the Punjab throughout the rest of India and on to Europe and the Americas. With this emigration Sikhism has become considerably less exotic, but hardly better known to outsiders. This reference is an excellent place to learn more about the religion. It provides a chronology of events, a brief introduction that gives a general overview of the religion, and a dictionary with several hundred entries, which present the gurus and other leaders, trace the rather complex history, expound some of the precepts and concepts, describe many of the rites and rituals, and explain the meaning of numerous related expressions. All this, along with a bibliography, provides readers with an informative and accessible guide toward understanding Sikhism.

A Dictionary of Sikh Studies

This new dictionary provides over 350 accessible definitions of the terms that the growing number of students of Sikhism will encounter.

Author: Pashaura Singh

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0192508431

Category: Religion

Page: 64

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This new dictionary provides over 350 accessible definitions of the terms that the growing number of students of Sikhism will encounter. It covers beliefs, practices, festivals, sacred sites, and principal languages, as well as the social and religious processes through which Sikhism has evolved. A major focus is the teachings of the founder of Sikhism, Guru Nanak, and doctrinal developments under subsequent Gurus. Incorporating the 500-year history of Sikhism, from its birth in northern India to its more recent spread around the world, it covers the interplay between the Sikh tradition and other religious traditions including Hindu and Sufi. It is an invaluable first reference for students and teachers of Sikhism, religious studies, South Asian studies, and philosophy, as well as the related disciplines of history, sociology, and anthropology as well as for all practicing Sikhs and anyone with an interest in Sikh religion and culture.

A Popular Dictionary of Sikhism

The second issue of importance in contemporary Sikh history is the development
of and direction to be taken by the Sikh diaspora. This is a recent phenomenon
which has not attracted much notice within the Punjab itself though it has resulted
 ...

Author: W. Owen Cole

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135797609

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

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The first to appear in Curzon's well respected 'Popular Dictionary' series.

Historical Dictionary of the Barack Obama Administration

President Obama spoke out and offered his condolences to the families affected
and to the broader Sikh community. In his remarks, the president noted the
particular irony of religious violence in a country founded on the principle of
religious ...

Author: Michael J. Pomante , II

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 144223217X

Category: Political Science

Page: 348

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This dictionary has over 200 cross-referenced entries on important personalities, including the president, his advisors, his family, his opponents, and his critics, as well as members of Congress, military leaders, and international leaders.

International Bibliography of Sikh Studies

Such documents include Encyclopedias , indexing and abstracting journals ,
subject dictionaries , bibliographies , and ... This is a comprehensive ten volume
set that contains information on Gurus , Sikh history , Maharaja Ranjit Singh ...

Author: Rajwant Singh Chilana

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781402030437

Category: Religion

Page: 582

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The International Bibliography of Sikh Studies brings together all books, composite works, journal articles, conference proceedings, theses, dissertations, project reports, and electronic resources produced in the field of Sikh Studies until June 2004, making it the most complete and up-to-date reference work in the field today. This monumental work lists over 10,000 English-language publications under almost 30 subheadings, each representing a subfield in Sikh Studies. The Bibliography contains sections on a wide variety of subjects, such as Sikh gurus, Sikh philosophy, Sikh politics and Sikh religion. Furthermore, the encyclopedia presents an annotated survey of all major scholarly work on Sikhism, and a selective listing of electronic and web-based resources in the field. Author and subject indices are appended for the reader’s convenience. The online version of the International Bibliography of Sikh Studies includes hyperlinks and offers the possibility to search on author, title, key word or subject, making this huge reference work easily accessible and user-friendly.

Historical Dictionary of Malaysia

This second edition of Historical Dictionary of Malaysia contains a chronology, an introduction, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography.

Author: Ooi Keat Gin

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1538108852

Category: History

Page: 686

View: 952

Malaysia is one of the most intriguing countries in Asia in many respects. It consists of several distinct areas, not only geographically but ethnically as well; along with Malays and related groups, the country has a very large Indian and Chinese population. The spoken languages obviously vary at home, although Bahasa Malaysia is the official language and nearly everyone speaks English. There is also a mixture of religions, with Islam predominating among the Malays and others, Hinduism and Sikhism among the Indians, mainly Daoism and Confucianism among the Chinese, but also some Christians as well as older indigenous beliefs in certain places. This second edition of Historical Dictionary of Malaysia contains a chronology, an introduction, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 500 cross-referenced entries on important personalities, politics, economy, foreign relations, religion, and culture. This book is an excellent resource for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about Malaysia.

Historical Dictionary of Tibet

Sri Lanka and the Maldives share a maritime border with India. It is the place of
origin of four of the world's major religious traditions: Hinduism, Buddhism,
Jainism, and Sikhism. Modern India also has a substantial population of Muslims,
 ...

Author: John Powers

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 0810879840

Category: History

Page: 832

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The Historical Dictionary of Tibet is the most comprehensive dictionary published to date on Tibetan history. It covers the history of Tibet from 27,000 BCE to the present through a chronology, an introductory essay, an extensive bibliography, and over 1,000 cross-referenced dictionary entries on important personalities, politics, economy, foreign relations, religion, culture, anthropology, and sociology. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about Tibet.

Historical Dictionary of Terrorism

Author: Sean Anderson

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Incorporated

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 588

View: 478

Presents alphabetically arranged entries on a variety of topics about terrorism, including terrorist organizations, their leaders, and tactics.

Historical Dictionary of Thailand

INDIANS IN THAILAND. One of the smaller ethnic communities, Indians are
immigrants or their descendants of immigrants, chiefly from the west coast of
India. They may be either Hindus, Sikhs, or Muslims and are located mainly in
urban ...

Author: Gerald W. Fry

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 081087525X

Category: History

Page: 710

View: 258

The Historical Dictionary of Thailand, Third Edition covers the history of Thailand through a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has several hundred cross-referenced entries on important personalities, politics, economy, foreign relations, religion, and culture. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about Thailand.

Sikhism and History

Singh Pashaura & Barrier N.H. (eds) Pashaura Singh, Professor and Dr Jasbir
Singh Saini Endowed Chair in Sikh and Punjabi Studies Pashaura Singh,
Norman ... Punjabis in New Zealand : A History ... Historical Dictionary of Sikhism
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Author: Singh Pashaura & Barrier N.H. (eds)

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 280

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Contributed papers presented at a conference.

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Historical Dictionary of Hinduism

This second edition of Historical Dictionary of Hinduism contains a chronology, an introduction, and an extensive bibliography.

Author: Jeffery D. Long

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 9781538122938

Category: Hinduism

Page: 502

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This second edition of Historical Dictionary of Hinduism contains a chronology, an introduction, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 1,000 cross-referenced entries on deities, historical figures, festivals, philosophical terms, ritual implements, and much more.