Historical Dictionary of Sikhism by Louis E. Fenech; W. H. McLeodSikhism traces its beginnings to Guru Nanak, who was born in 1469 and died in 1538 or 1539. With the life of Guru Nanak the account of the Sikh faith begins, all Sikhs acknowledging him as their founder. Sikhism has long been a little-understood religion and until recently they resided almost exclusively in northwest India. Today the total number of Sikhs is approximately twenty million worldwide. About a million live outside India, constituting a significant minority in the United Kingdom, Canada, and the United States. Many of them are highly visible, particularly the men, who wear beards and turbans, and they naturally attract attention in their new countries of domicile. This third edition of Historical Dictionary of Sikhism covers its history through a chronology, an introductory essay, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 1000 cross-referenced entries on key persons, organizations, the principles, precepts and practices of the religion as well as the history, culture and social arrangements. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about Sikhism.
Publication Date: 2014
Sikhism by Nikky-Guninder Kaur SinghFounded by Guru Nanak, Sikhism originated around 500 years ago in the Punjab region of India. Sikhs believe in the Divine One, a supreme reality through which the universe exists that transcends all boundaries and divisions, unifying all people. Sikhism: A Quick Reference covers all the basic information about the faith in an accessible A–Z format. This useful guide comes complete with full-color photographs, a timeline, and further readings for each entry to aid research.
Publication Date: 2016
Sikhism by Nikky-Guninder K. SinghDiscusses the origin of Sikhism as an attempt to reconcile the beliefs of Muslims and Hindus, the conflicts it has faced over the centuries, and recent developments.