Robin Rinehart's Debating the Dasam Granth (AAR Religions in Translation) PDF

By Robin Rinehart

ISBN-10: 019975506X

ISBN-13: 9780199755066

The Dasam Granth is a 1,428-page anthology of numerous compositions attributed to the 10th Guru of Sikhism, Guru Gobind Singh, and a subject of significant controversy between Sikhs. the debate stems from significant concerns: a considerable component of the Dasam Granth relates stories from Hindu mythology, suggesting a disconnect from normative Sikh theology; and a protracted composition entitled Charitropakhian tells numerous hundred relatively image tales approximately illicit liaisons among women and men. Sikhs have debated no matter if the textual content merits prestige as a "scripture" or will be learn in its place as "literature." Sikh students have additionally lengthy debated no matter if Guru Gobind Singh in reality authored the full Dasam Granth. a lot of the secondary literature at the Dasam Granth specializes in this authorship factor, and regardless of an ever-growing physique of articles, essays, and books (mainly in Punjabi), the talk has no longer moved ahead. The to be had manuscript and different old proof don't supply conclusive solutions relating to authorship. the controversy has been so acrimonious every now and then that during 2000, Sikh chief Joginder Singh Vedanti issued a directive that Sikh students now not touch upon the Dasam Granth publicly in any respect pending a committee inquiry into the problem. Debating the Dasam Granth is the 1st English language, book-length serious examine of this arguable Sikh textual content in lots of years. according to study at the unique textual content within the Brajbhasha and Punjabi languages, a serious studying of the secondary literature in Punjabi, Hindi, and English, and interviews with students and Sikh leaders in India, it deals a radical creation to the Dasam Granth, its historical past, debates approximately its authenticity, and an in-depth research of its most crucial compositions.

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