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Historical Dictionary of Sikhism

W.H. McLeod (Author)
Synopsis A comprehensive dictionary of terms, concepts, events, and personalities in the study of the Sikh religion and history, the Historical Dictionary of Sikhism has been compiled by one of the most renowned authorities in Sikh studies. It includes: More than 1000 entries on the Sikh religion, history, and society explained in an accessible way. The entries include specific terms such as bana, bhog, and bunga, as well as general concepts as they occur within Sikh belief, such as monogamy, patriarchy, and rites of passage. Thoughtful cross-referencing within entries to facilitate use of the Dictionary by lay readers. An extensive updated bibliography of extant works in the English language on the religion and history of the Sikhs. This is a necessary source-book for students, scholars, and general readers in Sikh studies. Practising Sikhs will find the Dictionary immensely useful. For those with little knowledge of Sikhism, it will be an invaluable companion to any work on the Sikh religion.
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About the author

W.H. McLeod

William Hewat Mcleod, Professor of History at the University of Otago, New Zealand, has interests in Sikh history, textual studies and Sikhs overseas. His major works in Sikh studies are Guru Nanak and the Sikh Religion (Clarendon Press, 1968), The Evolution of the Sikh Community (Clarendon Press, 1976) and Early Sikh Tradition: A Study of the Janam-sakhis (Clarendon Press, 1980). He has also published a volume of translations entitled Textual Sources for the Study of Sikhism (Manchester University Press, 1984).

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Title Historical Dictionary of Sikhism
Author W.H. McLeod
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2002
Edition Reprint
Language: English
isbn 0195662083
length xii+349p., Charts; Maps; Abbreviations; Bibliography; Index.