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By Louis E. Fenech, W. H. McLeod

Sikhism lines its beginnings to Guru Nanak, who was once born in 1469 and died in 1538 or 1539. With the lifetime of Guru Nanak the account of the Sikh religion starts off, all Sikhs acknowledging him as their founder. Sikhism has lengthy been a little-understood faith and until eventually lately they resided nearly solely in northwest India. this day the whole variety of Sikhs is nearly twenty million all over the world. a couple of million dwell open air India, constituting an important minority within the uk, Canada, and the USA. a lot of them are hugely obvious, rather the boys, who put on beards and turbans, they usually certainly allure consciousness of their new nations of domicile.

This 3rd variation of Historical Dictionary of Sikhism covers its heritage via a chronology, an introductory essay, and an intensive bibliography. The dictionary part has over one thousand cross-referenced entries on key individuals, enterprises, the foundations, precepts and practices of the faith in addition to the historical past, tradition and social preparations. This publication is a superb entry aspect for college students, researchers, and someone desirous to comprehend extra approximately Sikhism.

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Xxx • CHRONOLOGY 1985 24 July: An accord is signed between Rajiv Gandhi and the Sikh leader Harchand Singh Longowal, agreeing that the city of Chandigarh, the joint capital of the Punjab and Haryana, should be transferred to the Punjab; that the canal waters issues should be considered by a judge of the Supreme Court; and that other grievances of the Sikhs should be reexamined. 1985 20 August: Longowal is assassinated. The terms of the accord remained unfulfilled. 1985–1992 Turmoil in the Punjab, with many casualties.

The compositions in the Adi Granth are almost all grouped according to 31 rāgs, a musical mode. A hymn in the Adi Granth is termed a shabad. According to the teachings of Nanak, the shabad is the vehicle of divine communication between God and man, and the term used for Word came to be applied to the composition that gave it expression. A shorter composition (usually a couplet) is called a shalok. ADI GRANTH VERSIONS. The Kartarpur bir serves as the master draft of the Adi Granth. Prior to its recording, Guru Arjan had several drafts prepared, such as Adi Granth MS 1245.

Certainly, Ranjit Singh extended the bounds of his kingdom in three directions and was prevented from doing so in the fourth only by the arrival of the British. The Sutlej River formed the border between the two. In one respect, however, Ranjit Singh’s reign was not a success. He created a powerful army along European lines, but he did not succeed in creating a firm financial base for it. Moreover, Ranjit Singh did little to prepare his kingdom for the period after his death. When he died in 1839, the kingdom rapidly declined into confusion and was annexed to British India in 1849, following two Anglo-Sikh wars.

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