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Author Singh, Nikky-Guninder Kaur.
Title The birth of the Khalsa : a feminist re-memory of Sikh identity / Nikky-Guninder Kaur Singh.
Imprint Albany : State University of New York Press, 2005.

Author Singh, Nikky-Guninder Kaur.
Series SUNY series in religious studies
SUNY series in religious studies.
Subject Khalsa (Sect)
Women in Sikhism.
Author Singh, Nikky-Guninder Kaur.
Series SUNY series in religious studies
SUNY series in religious studies.
Subject Khalsa (Sect)
Women in Sikhism.
Description 1 online resource (xxv, 224 pages)
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 197-216) and index.
Note Print version record.
Access Use copy Restrictions unspecified star
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010.
System Details Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Note digitized 2010 HathiTrust Digital Library committed to preserve pda
Contents Machine generated contents note: Ch. 1 Pregnant text and the conception of the Khalsa -- Ch. 2 guru in labor and the birth of the Khalsa -- Ch. 3 Mythic inheritance and the historic drink of the Khalsa -- Ch. 4 five Ks and the accoutrement of the Khalsa -- Ch. 5 Semiotic poetry and the reproduction of the Khalsa.
Summary "Sikhs trace the genesis of their religious rites, prayers, dress codes, and names to Guru Gobind Singh's creation of the Khalsa in 1699. The Birth of the Khalsa is the first work to explore this pivotal event in Sikh history from a feminist perspective, questioning the ways in which Sikh memories have constructed a hypermasculine Sikh identity. The book argues that Sikh memory needs to acknowledge the vital female dimension grounded in the universal human condition and present at the birth of the Khalsa." "Inspired by her own father, the eminent Sikh scholar Harbans Singh, Nikky-Guninder Kaur Singh rediscovers the feminine side of the words and actions of the founders of Sikhism. She looks at the basic texts and tenets of Sikh religion and demonstrates the female aspect in the sacred text, daily prayers, dress code, and rituals of the Sikhs. Singh reminds us that Guru Gobind Singh's original vision was an egalitarian one and urges present-day Sikhs to live up to the liberating implications set in motion when he gave birth to the Khalsa."--Jacket.
Note English.
ISBN 1423748522 (electronic bk.)
9781423748526 (electronic bk.)
0791465837 (hc ; alk. paper)
9780791465837 (hc ; alk. paper)
0791465845 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
9780791465844 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
OCLC # 63161582
Additional Format Print version: Singh, Nikky-Guninder Kaur. Birth of the Khalsa. Albany : State University of New York Press, 2005 0791465837 0791465845 (DLC) 2004065340 (OCoLC)57142791

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