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Debating the Dasam Granth

Robin Rinehart


This book explores a Sikh text attributed to Guru Gobind Singh. Controversy has long surrounded substantial portions of the text that relate tales from Hindu mythology and graphic stories about women who devise elaborate schemes to pursue illicit liaisons with men. Analysis of the Dasam Granth has largely centered on the issue of whether or not Guru Gobind Singh is the author of these controversial compositions, and why stories of conniving women would be included in a religious text. Debating the Dasam Granth explores these controversies about authorship and the stories of women ... More

Keywords: Dasam Granth, Guru Gobind Singh, Bachitra Natak, Charitropakhian, Sikhism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780199755066
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199755066.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Robin Rinehart, author
Lafayette College
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