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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 Emerging Structure of the Adi Granth

The Emerging Structure of the Adi Granth

(p.86) 6 The Emerging Structure of the Adi Granth
The Making of Sikh Scripture

Gurinder Singh Mann

Oxford University Press

The evolutionary process that resulted in the Adi Granth is traced. First, the significance of rag in Sikh devotion and its relationship to the organization of Sikh scripture are briefly addressed. The evolution is the traced of the structure of the Sikh text in terms of both the sequential arrangement of rag sections and their internal constitution. The chapter concludes with a brief comparison of the structure of the Adi Granth with that of Hindu and Islamic scriptures.

Keywords:   Keywords, Adi Granth, ancient texts, Hinduism, history, Islam, rag, religious history, Sikhism

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