The Sikh World is an outstanding guide to the Sikh faith and culture in all its geographical and historical diversity. Written by a distinguished team of international contributors, it contains substantial thematic articles on the dynamic living experiences of the global Sikh community. The volume is organised into ten distinct sections:

  • History, Institutions, and Practices
  • Global Communities
  • Ethical Issues
  • Activism
  • Modern Literature and Exegesis
  • Music, Visual Art, and Architecture
  • Citizenship, Sovereignty, and the Nation State
  • Diversity and its Challenges
  • Media
  • Education

Within these sections, interdisciplinary themes such as intellectual history, sexuality, ecotheology, art, literature, philosophy, music, cinema, medicine, science and technology, politics, and global interactions are explored.

Integrating textual evidence with Sikh practice, this volume provides an authoritative and accessible source of information on all topics of Sikhism. The Sikh World will be essential reading to students of Sikh studies, South Asian studies and religious studies. It will also be of interest to those in related fields, such as sociology, world philosophies, political science, anthropology, and ethics.

Introduction Pashaura Singh and Arvind-Pal Singh Mandair  Part I. History, Institutions, and Practices  1. The Sikh Gurus Pashaura Singh  2. Guru, Śabad, and Khalsa Arvind-Pal Singh Mandair  3. The Guru Granth Sahib Pashaura Singh  4. The Dasam Granth Robin Rinehart  5. Encountering Oneness and Exiled Being Harjeet Singh Grewal  6. Persian Sikh Literature Louis E. Fenech  7. Codes of Conduct and Way of Life Eleanor Nesbitt  8. The Gurdwara Tejpaul Singh Bainiwal  9. The Nagar Kirtan Gurbeer Singh  Part II. Global Communities  10. Sikhs in India Birinder-Pal Singh  11. Sikhs in Australia and New Zealand Harpreet Singh  12. Sikh Life in Canada Michael Hawley  13. Sikhs in/of Africa Anneeth Kaur Hundle  14. Sikhs in Mainland Europe Eleanor Nesbitt  15. Sikhs in Britain Gurharpal Singh  16. Sikhs in the USA Sangeeta Kaur Luthra  Part III. Ethical Issues  17. Gender and Sikhi J. Singh  18. Death and Dying Within the Guru Granth Sahib Balbinder Singh Bhogal  19. Ecotheology Susan Elizabeth Prill  Part IV. Activism  20. Anticolonial Resistance in the Early 20th Century Amrit Deol  21. Akal Takht and Sikh Activism Amandeep Singh  22. Transnational Sikh Social Activism Harjeet Singh Grewal and Tejpaul Singh Bainiwal  Part V. Modern Literature and Exegesis  23. Sikh Interpretive Traditions Puninder Singh  24. The Possibility of the Secular Anne Murphy  25. Words Across Borders Parvinder Mehita  Part VI. Music, Visual Art, and Architecture 26. Singing the Scripture Francesca Cassio  27. The Five Essentials of Early Sikh Art Nikky-Guninder Kaur Singh  28. Contours of Kalākārī Tavleen Kaur and Jagdeep Singh Raina  29. Conservation Philosophy for Punjab Gurmeet S. Rai  30. Sikh Architecture Jaspreet Kaur  Part VII. Citizenship, Sovereignty, and the Nation State  31. Socio-political Aspects of Sikh Philosophy Arvind-Pal Singh Mandair  32. Sikh Sovereignty and Modern Government Conner Singh VanderBeek  33. Sikhs and Multiculturalism Rita Kaur Dhamoon  34. Sikh Nationalism Gurharpal Singh  Part VIII. Diversity and its Challenges  35. Diverse Groups within the Sikh Panth Toby Braden Johnson  36. Caste Groups Opinderjit Kaur Takhar  37. Racism or Mistaken Identity? Jagbir Jhutti-Johal  38. Atheism, Agnosticism, and Irreligiosity Robin Rinehart  Part IX. Media  39. Sikhs and Cinema Kumool Abbi  40. Sikh Television Channels Jasjit Singh  41. The Sikh Internet Conner Singh VanderBeek  42. Sikhs in Social Media Nirinjan Kaur Khalsa-Baker  Part X. Education  43. Sikh Schools and Academies in England Prabhjap Singh Jutla  44. Sikh Educational Institutions in India Yamini Agarwal  45. Modern Sikh Studies Pashaura Singh and Arvind-Pal Singh Mandair.  Index