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Variations of the Adi Granth

This handout summarizes the many variations found of the Sikh Holy Scripture - the Guru Granth Sahibji

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The Valmikis

This presentation explores the origins, beliefs and practices of the Valmiki community. The Valmikis are a caste within the Dalit community.

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The second to ninth Sikh Gurus

The development of the Sikh Panth through the institutions made by the second to the ninth Sikh Gurus is explored in this presentation.

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The Guru Granth Sahibji

This presentation explores the compilation and content of the Guru Granth Sahib - the eternal Guru of the Sikhs.

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The caste system and the Sikhs

Thsi handout for students summarizes the main points about the Sikhs' attitudes towards the caste system.

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The Ravidasis

A handout for students summarizing the main beliefs and practices of the Ravidasi community.

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The Namdharis

A brief summary of the Namdharis, a handout for students.

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God and the human condition - Sikhism

This handout summarizes the teachings of the Guru Granth Sahib about God and the soul's entrapment in samsara (reincarnation).

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God and the Human Condition in Sikh teachings

This is a detailed look at what Sikh teachings from the Guru Granth Sahibji teach about God and the Human condition.

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Sikh practices handout for students

This handout for students summarizes the main practices found amongst the Sikhs.

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Sikh Practices

This presentation, delivered to second year undergraduate students, takes a look at soem of the dominant practices amongst Sikhs.

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Sikh Identity handout for students

This handout accompanies a presentation looking at issues relating to Sikh identity.

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Possible influences on the thought of Guru Nanak

There are a number of theories as to whether the religious thought of the first Sikh Guru, Guru Nanak, may have been influenced by other traditions of the time. This presenttation explores soem of thses possible influences.

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Issues of Identity in the Sikh Panth

The issue of Sikh identity is one that has given rise to much debate over the years. This presentation examines some aspects and issues relating to Sikh Identity.

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Guru Nanak's teachings

This handout for students highlights the teachings of the first Sikh Guru, Guru Nanak. It also explores possible influences on the thought of Guru Nanak.

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Guru Gobind Singh and the Formation of the Khalsa

This presentation examines the reasons and order of eents behind the creation of the Khalsa in 1699 CE.

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The Development of the Panth

This handout highlights the main developments and Institutions in Sikhism from the second to ninth Sikh Gurus

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A brief Introduction to Sikhism for students (handout)

This handout accompanies the presentation outlining a Quick Introduction to Sikhism

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A Quick Introduction to Sikhism

This is a brief outline of the basics of the Sikh faith

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Sikh Studies

These presentations are delivered to students studying Sikhism in their second year at the University of Wolverhampton. These can be used by historians and sociologists whose focus is South Asian Communities.

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The Ravidasi Community

A study of the Ravidasi community is an important feature for students looking at the issue of caste within Sikhism. This presentation examines the teachings of the Sikh Gurus towards caste. It looks at the contradictions between religious teachings with actual praxis. A substantial proportion of the Ravidasi community claim that they have been discriminated against by higher caste Sikhs because of the stigma of untouchability associated with the traditional caste (zat) occupation of the chamars.

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Understanding Sikhism through Informant Testimonies

This presentation looks at the importance of informant testimonies to enhance an understanding of Sikhism. It is an important tool for students looking at research methods within studying religion. The presentation highlights the importance of overcoming stereotypical representations of the Sikh community.

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Sikh Dharma of the Western Hemisphere

This presentation is delivered to second year students of Sikhism. There is an increasing number of non-Punjabis following the teachings of the Sikh Gurus. Yogi Bhajan was instrumental in introducing Sikhism to his American yoga students. Initially this was delivered under the activities of the Sikh Dharma of the Western Hemisphere.

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Glossary of terms in Sikhism

This handout is used by students studying Sikhism at the University of Wolverhampton. They are encouraged to use the spellings in Punjabi for their assignments.

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The Namdharis

This presentation looks at a sect within Sikhism. The Namdharis are regarded as heretics by many Sikhs due to their tradition of continuing the line of human Gurus. In effect, they do not give Guru status to the Adi Granth. The presentation looks at their theories regarding the 'drama' enacted by Guru Gobind Singh in 1708 and examines their justification for declaring that the words "Guru Maniyo Granth" were not uttered.

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Predestination or karma in Sikh philosophy

This presentation is delivered to students who take the Sikhism Module. It looks at the apparent paradox in the teachings of Guru Nanak, especially, with regard to whether it is one's deeds or the Will of God that is a prerequisite to Mukti (the release from the cycle of reincarnation - samsara).

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Caste and Sikhism

This is material used within a second year module on Sikhism. it provides information on how caste is operative within Sikhism and has created distinct groups such as the Ravidasis and Valmikis. This material could also be used by historians and sociologists.

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This list was generated on Sun Sep 3 19:14:37 2017 BST.