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The Making of Sikh Scripture$
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Gurinder Singh Mann

Print publication date: 2001

Print ISBN-13: 9780195130249

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003

DOI: 10.1093/0195130243.001.0001

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The Expansion of the Scriptural Text

The Expansion of the Scriptural Text

(p.51) 4 The Expansion of the Scriptural Text
The Making of Sikh Scripture

Gurinder Singh Mann

Oxford University Press

This chapter and Chapters 3 and 5 examine in detail the extant Sikh scriptural manuscripts in relation to the compilation of the Adi Granth (the primary Sikh scripture). Here, an analysis is made of two major manuscripts: MS 1245 (a recently discovered document thought to date from about 1600, which suggests that an intermittent stage separated the compilation of the Goindval Pothis from that of the Kartarpur Pothi) and the Kartarpur Pothi (1604), in order to describe the stage of development of the scriptural text at the turn of the seventeenth century. On the basis of the firm evidence available, the author proposes to modify the traditional characterization of the Kartarpur Pothi as the original attempt at compilation of the Sikh sacred literature (the Adi Granth), as well as existing understanding of its evolution into the canonical text in later history. This, however, poses no challenge to the authenticity of the manuscript.

Keywords:   Adi Granth, ancient texts, Goindval Pothis, history, Kartarpur Pothi, religious history, Sikhism

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