FOLK 029 Lecture Notes - Lecture 15: Guru Gobind Singh, Guru Nanak, Sikh Gurus

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13 Dec 2019
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India is home to 90% of the world"s sikhs (mostly in the punjab), but sikhs take up only. Ten gurus (the eleventh guru is the holy text of sikhism, guru granth sahib) Guru nanak began to shape sikhism in an environment in which the sant or holy people movement were challenging beliefs. Sant movement characterized by rejecting outward forms of ritual expression in favor internal devotion: critical of caste distinctions. Etymology of punjab is the word panj meaning five and ab meaning water. Together we can think of punjab deriving from a combination of words in persian meaning land of the five rivers . The precise area where sikhism flourished, the punjab, had been the lane through which outer powers fought their way into india. 1398- mongolian leader tamerlane slaughtered punjabis and sacked towns on his way to sacking delhi. During the time of guru nanak, mughal emperor babur invaded and claimed punjab.

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