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Sikhs of the Khalsa

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The Rahit is the code of belief and conduct laid down by the tenth Guru, Gobind Singh, for all Sikhs who join the Khalsa. In this important new volume, W. H. McLeod examines how the Rahit came into being, how it developed in response to the current historical circumstances, and why it still retains an unchallenged hold over all who regard themselves as Khalsa Sikhs. The common view amongst Sikhs is that the Rahit has descended unchanged since its first promulgation. McLeod argues that the Rahit evolved according to the conditions of the time, producing significantly different patterns as the circumstances of the Sikh Panth changed. The book traces the development of the Rahit through the last three centuries and shows how the modern Rahit, in some respects, is different from the original one. It also provides an insightful discussion on the nature of the Khalsa Rahit and the fundamental criteria by which one could be identified as a Sikh. McLeod's meticulous and masterful analysis is supplemented by selected translations of original Punjabid rahit-namas in the second part of this volume.
Published in 2005. Shelf wear to the edges of the cover. No DJ. Internally in good clean condition. Well bound.
Of interest to scholars and students of religious studies especially Sikhism, Indian history and sociology and also general readers and practising Sikhs.

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Author(s):
McLeod, W. H.
Condition:
Used: good
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0195672216
ISBN-13:
9780195672213
Number of pages:
482
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Title:
Sikhs of the Khalsa. A history of the Khalsa Rahit

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The Rahit is the code of belief and conduct laid down by the tenth Guru, Gobind Singh, for all Sikhs who join the Khalsa. In this important new volume, W. H. McLeod examines how the Rahit came into being, how it developed in response to the current historical circumstances, and why it still retains an unchallenged hold over all who regard themselves as Khalsa Sikhs. The common view amongst Sikhs is that the Rahit has descended unchanged since its first promulgation. McLeod argues that the Rahit evolved according to the conditions of the time, producing significantly different patterns as the circumstances of the Sikh Panth changed. The book traces the development of the Rahit through the last three centuries and shows how the modern Rahit, in some respects, is different from the original one. It also provides an insightful discussion on the nature of the Khalsa Rahit and the fundamental criteria by which one could be identified as a Sikh. McLeod's meticulous and masterful analysis is supplemented by selected translations of original Punjabid rahit-namas in the second part of this volume.
Published in 2005. Shelf wear to the edges of the cover. No DJ. Internally in good clean condition. Well bound.
Of interest to scholars and students of religious studies especially Sikhism, Indian history and sociology and also general readers and practising Sikhs.

Author(s):
McLeod, W. H.
Condition:
Used: good
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0195672216
ISBN-13:
9780195672213
Number of pages:
482
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Title:
Sikhs of the Khalsa. A history of the Khalsa Rahit

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