” A SUPERB MULTI-DIMENSIONAL introduction to sikh thought and practice… this brief yet though work on one of india’s most important religious groups should be found in every library.”
“it is an important book and there is nothing like it in the field.I have used it ON MY OWN COURSES ON SIKHISM IN COLUMBIA AND STUDENTS ENJOYED READING IT.”PROF. GURINDER SINGH MANN
THIS SECOND EDITION OF THE SIKHS,LIKE ITS PREDECESSOR, IS AN INDISPENSABLE COMPREHENSIVE AND RELIABLE GUIDE TO ANYONE WITH AN INTEREST IN SIKH RELIGION AND COMMUNITY. SIKHISM IS INCREASINGLY CAPTURING THE ATTENTION OF STUDENTS AND SCHOLARS OF HISTORY AND SOCIOLOGY, AS WELL AS RELIGION.
A NUMBER OF IMPORTANT DEVELOPMENTS AFFECTING THE SIKH COMMUNITY HAVE TAKEN PLACE SINCE 1978 WHEN THIS BOOK ORIGINALLY APPEARED. FIRST, THE SIKH DISPERSION HAS BECOME NORTH AMERICA-AND