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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/605183
Title:
Sikh Sects
Authors:
Takhar, Opinderjit Kaur ( 0000-0002-0190-4541 )
Abstract:
This article discusses the issues and implications associated with attempting to provide a homogenous definition of Sikh identity that encompasses all ‘Sikhs’. The existence of sects or groups which define themselves as Sikhs in one way or another present a number of contentious debates within the global Panth. Sects amongst the followers of the Sikh Gurus have existed from the very early period of the development of the Panth. The diversity in the practical expression of Sikhi prompted the Singh Sabha’s efforts towards establishing a homogenous Sikh identity which later became synonymous with the Khalsa paradigm. There are some sects amongst Sikhs who adamantly affirm their Panthic identity such as the Namdharis and Nirankaris. However, there are a significant number of individuals who are actively seeking their total break-off from the Panth in order to assert an independent non-Sikh (and non-Hindu) identity. In this case, the efforts of the Ravidassias and Valmikis are significant.
Citation:
In: Pashaura Singh and Louis E. Fenech (eds), Oxford Handbook of Sikh Studies: Chapter 28
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Issue Date:
Mar-2014
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/605183
Additional Links:
http://www.oxfordhandbooks.com/view/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199699308.001.0001/oxfordhb-9780199699308-e-011
Type:
Book chapter
Language:
en
ISBN:
9780199699308
Appears in Collections:
CTTR

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dc.contributor.authorTakhar, Opinderjit Kauren
dc.date.accessioned2016-04-13T13:24:04Zen
dc.date.available2016-04-13T13:24:04Zen
dc.date.issued2014-03en
dc.identifier.citationIn: Pashaura Singh and Louis E. Fenech (eds), Oxford Handbook of Sikh Studies: Chapter 28en
dc.identifier.isbn9780199699308en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2436/605183en
dc.description.abstractThis article discusses the issues and implications associated with attempting to provide a homogenous definition of Sikh identity that encompasses all ‘Sikhs’. The existence of sects or groups which define themselves as Sikhs in one way or another present a number of contentious debates within the global Panth. Sects amongst the followers of the Sikh Gurus have existed from the very early period of the development of the Panth. The diversity in the practical expression of Sikhi prompted the Singh Sabha’s efforts towards establishing a homogenous Sikh identity which later became synonymous with the Khalsa paradigm. There are some sects amongst Sikhs who adamantly affirm their Panthic identity such as the Namdharis and Nirankaris. However, there are a significant number of individuals who are actively seeking their total break-off from the Panth in order to assert an independent non-Sikh (and non-Hindu) identity. In this case, the efforts of the Ravidassias and Valmikis are significant.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherOxford University Pressen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.oxfordhandbooks.com/view/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199699308.001.0001/oxfordhb-9780199699308-e-011en
dc.subjectSikh identityen
dc.subjectSingh Sabhaen
dc.subjectNamdharisen
dc.subjectNirankarisen
dc.subjectRavidasiasen
dc.subjectValmikisen
dc.subjectDalitsen
dc.subjectSikh Rahit Maryadaen
dc.subjectsects within the Panth.en
dc.titleSikh Sectsen
dc.typeBook chapteren
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