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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 Adi Granth and the Issue of Bhagat Baṇi

The Adi Granth and the Issue of Bhagat Baṇi

(p.102) 7 The Adi Granth and the Issue of Bhagat Baṇi
The Making of Sikh Scripture

Gurinder Singh Mann

Oxford University Press

The presence of the hymns (bhagat baṇi) of 15 Bhagats (either non‐Sikhs or Sikhs who are not gurus) in the Adi Granth and the community's responses to this portion of Sikh scripture is addressed. On the basis of the information available in the early manuscripts, arguments are put forward for a radically revised view of Sikh traditional beliefs about the dates of the entry of these hymns into the Sikh text; the possible reasons for their introduction; the process of selection of this corpus and its evolution; and the status of the bhagat baṇi in relation to the hymns of the Sikh gurus in the minds of the Sikh scripture compilers, and later in evolving perceptions within the Sikh community.

Keywords:   Adi Granth, ancient texts, bhagat baṇi, history, religious history, Sikhism

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