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2. Guru Nanak and his first successors
3. Guru Granth Sahib
4. Turban, Khalsa, and codes of conduct
5. The Nineteenth Century
6. The Twentieth Century: Ways of being Sikh
7. Sikhism outside India
8. Attitudes to caste, gender, and other faiths
9. Religion in the Twenty-first Century
Posted January 27, 2011
My interest in Religion stems primarily from the desire to learn about faith and beliefs, and their metaphysical underpinnings. So when I pick up a book in order to learn about a religion that is different from my own, I have an expectation that the major part of that book will deal with the subject matter of those beliefs. Regrettably, that is not the case with this very short introduction. The Sikh beliefs are dealt with briefly and in a very superficial way. Most of the book deals with Sikhism as a social and ethnic category. Of course, those considerations should not be neglected either, but this was not why I decided to pick up and read this book. If, on the other hand, you are interested in those "demographic" aspects of Sikhism, this very short introduction will provide you with plenty of information. This, however, makes for a very boring read.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted April 22, 2010
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