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The Guru Granth Sahib: Canon, Meaning and Authority

Pashaura Singh (Author)
Synopsis The Guru Granth Sahib explores the concept of scriputure from the Sikh perspective and seeks to understand the processes of canon formation and those by which meaning and authority are vested in the Adi Granth. Taking a radically different approach from the dominant mode of textual analysis, Pashaura Singh argues for a plurality of interpretation and the inexhaustible hermeneutic potential of the Adi Granth. He offers a fresh perspective on the role of the Adi Granth as 'Guru' in both the personal as well as the corporate spheres of the Sikh community and discusses the scriputre as a cross-cultural phenomenon. This exciting colume will be useful for specialists in religious, scritural and Sikh studies, and of immense value for general readers interested in the roots of canonical meaning and authority in the Sikh tradition in particular, and religious in general.
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About the author

Pashaura Singh

Pashaura Singh is Assistant Professor of Sikh Studies and Punjabi Language, University of Michigan, USA.

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Title The Guru Granth Sahib: Canon, Meaning and Authority
Format Softcover
Date published: 01.01.2007
Edition 5th ed.
Language: English
isbn 9780195663341
length xxiv+318p., Figures; Tables; Bibliography; Index; 23cm.