Saturday, 24 January 2009

Sikhism by Gurinder Singh Mann

Sikhism (Prentice Hall, Religions of the World Series) is a unique and insightful book that skillfully uses recent research to give an accurate and comprehensive overview of the Sikh religion against the backdrop of other major religions in the world today. The book includes a focused discussion on the teachings of the Guru Granth Sahib Ji, the Darbar Sahib and Amritsar. It also examines the founding of the religion by Guru Nanak in the 15th century, the influences of Guru Gobind Singh, the Sikh Kingdom and Sikhs in the modern world. Gurinder ends the book by providing a thought-provoking chapter on the future of the Sikh religion. The author is a lecturer of Sikh Studies at the University of California and he has a ph.D in Middle East and Asian Languages and Cultures from the Columbia University.

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