The Place of Scripture in the Trajectories of a Distinct Religious Identity among Ravidassias in Britain: Guru Granth Sahib or Amritbani Guru Ravidass

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/605105
Title:
The Place of Scripture in the Trajectories of a Distinct Religious Identity among Ravidassias in Britain: Guru Granth Sahib or Amritbani Guru Ravidass
Authors:
Takhar, Opinderjit Kaur
Abstract:
This article highlights narratives, collected as informant testimonies, relating to trajectories of a distinct religious identity among the Ravidassia community in Britain. Current tensions surround the replacement of the Guru Granth Sahib with the Amritbani Guru Ravidass in Ravidassia places of worship. This is primarily in response to cartographies of the Ravidassia identity as distinct from Sikh identity. The opinions of Ravidassia individuals, from a varied age range, expressed in interviews conducted at various periods during 2010–2012, are considered in relation to dominant discourses emphasising the importance of one hegemonic ‘Ravidassia’ scripture. The interview data highlight three main positions among the followers of Guru Ravidass: (1) Ravidassias seeking a distinct identity but preferring to retain the Guru Granth Sahib in Ravidassia places of worship, (2) Ravidassias demanding a distinct identity by installing the Amritbani Guru Ravidass, (3) Ravidassias wanting to maintain their link with the Panth as Sikhs or as Ravidassi Sikhs.
Citation:
The Place of Scripture in the Trajectories of a Distinct Religious Identity among Ravidassias in Britain: Guru Granth Sahib or Amritbani Guru Ravidass 2014, 29 (1):105 Journal of Contemporary Religion
Publisher:
Taylor and Francis
Journal:
Journal of Contemporary Religion, Vol. 29, No. 1, pp105–120,
Issue Date:
9-Jan-2014
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/605105
DOI:
10.1080/13537903.2014.864811
Additional Links:
http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/13537903.2014.864811
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
1353-7903; 1469-9419
Appears in Collections:
English, Humanities and the Arts

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dc.contributor.authorTakhar, Opinderjit Kauren
dc.date.accessioned2016-04-12T15:11:45Zen
dc.date.available2016-04-12T15:11:45Zen
dc.date.issued2014-01-09en
dc.identifier.citationThe Place of Scripture in the Trajectories of a Distinct Religious Identity among Ravidassias in Britain: Guru Granth Sahib or Amritbani Guru Ravidass 2014, 29 (1):105 Journal of Contemporary Religionen
dc.identifier.issn1353-7903en
dc.identifier.issn1469-9419en
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/13537903.2014.864811en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2436/605105en
dc.description.abstractThis article highlights narratives, collected as informant testimonies, relating to trajectories of a distinct religious identity among the Ravidassia community in Britain. Current tensions surround the replacement of the Guru Granth Sahib with the Amritbani Guru Ravidass in Ravidassia places of worship. This is primarily in response to cartographies of the Ravidassia identity as distinct from Sikh identity. The opinions of Ravidassia individuals, from a varied age range, expressed in interviews conducted at various periods during 2010–2012, are considered in relation to dominant discourses emphasising the importance of one hegemonic ‘Ravidassia’ scripture. The interview data highlight three main positions among the followers of Guru Ravidass: (1) Ravidassias seeking a distinct identity but preferring to retain the Guru Granth Sahib in Ravidassia places of worship, (2) Ravidassias demanding a distinct identity by installing the Amritbani Guru Ravidass, (3) Ravidassias wanting to maintain their link with the Panth as Sikhs or as Ravidassi Sikhs.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherTaylor and Francisen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/13537903.2014.864811en
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Journal of Contemporary Religionen
dc.subjectGuru Granth Sahiben
dc.subjectAmritbani Guru Ravidassen
dc.subjectReligious identityen
dc.subjectPunjabi Dalitsen
dc.subjectSikhsen
dc.subjectGurdwaraen
dc.titleThe Place of Scripture in the Trajectories of a Distinct Religious Identity among Ravidassias in Britain: Guru Granth Sahib or Amritbani Guru Ravidassen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Contemporary Religion, Vol. 29, No. 1, pp105–120,en
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