Sikhism: A Guide for the Perplexed presents a careful analysis of the relationship between politics and religion, violence and mysticism, culture and spirituality, or particularity and globalization.
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Arvind-Pal Singh Mandair is an Associate Professor and holder of the S.B.S.C. Endowed Chair in Sikh Studies at the University of Michigan, USA. His earlier books include: Religion and the Specter of the West: Sikhism, India, Postcoloniality and the Politics of Translation (2009), Teachings of the Sikh Gurus (with Christopher Shackle, 2005), Secularism and Religion-Making (2009). He is a founding editor of the journal Sikh Formations: Religion, Culture and Theory.
Acknowledgements Introduction Part I: Evolution of the Sikh Tradition 1. Guru Nanak and His Early Successors 2. Martyrdom and Militancy: Rise of the Khalsa 3. Modernity and Colonialism Part II: Teachings and Practices 4. Way of Life 5. Sikh Philosophy Part III: Pluralism & its Challenges 6. Sikh Ethics 7. Sikhs and the Public Sphere Glossary of Punjabi Terms Notes Index
An exploration of Sikhism through themes of politics, religion, violence, culture, spirituality and globalisation.
Discussion of Sikhism and traditionally difficult themes such as the relationship between politics and religion, violence and mysticism, culture and spirituality, or particularity and globalization.