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The Bhagats of the Guru Granth Sahib: Sikh Self-Definition and the Bhagat Bani

Pashaura Singh


This book analyses the key issues concerning the phenomenon of scriptural adaptation in a cross-cultural spirit. Specifically, it seeks to addresses three questions closely related to the process of scriptural adaptation in the Adi Granth: How was the Bhagat Bani collected and canonized in the Adi Granth? Why did certain hymns of the poet-saints of Sant, Sufi, and Bhakti origin receive direct comments from the Sikh Gurus? What is the status of the Bhagat Bani in the Sikh scriptural tradition? The volume explores the interaction between early Sikhism and other religious movements in the Punjab, ... More

Keywords: scriptural adaptation, religious pluralism, Adi Granth, Bhagat Bani, Sikh gurus, Kabir, Sant tradition, Sufi, bhagats, Vaishnava bhakti tradition

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2003 Print ISBN-13: 9780195662696
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195662696.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Pashaura Singh, author
University of Michigan