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Sikhism - Simple Guides

Sikhism - Simple Guides [Kindle Edition]

Sewa Singh Kalsi
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• to appreciate one of the historic religions of the Indian subcontinent

• to understand what it means to be a Sikh, especially the guru—disciple relationship

• to recognize the key festivals of the Sikh year and the different aspects of Sikh worship and practice

• to avoid faux pas in conversation, in travelling and in personal relationships


Simple Guides: Religions is a series of concise, accessible introductions to the world’s major religions. Written by experts in the field, they offer an engaging and sympathetic description of the key concepts, beliefs and practices of different faiths.

Ideal for spiritual seekers and travellers alike, Simple Guides aims to open the doors of perception. Together the books provide a reliable compass to the world’s great spiritual traditions, and a point of reference for further exploration and discovery. By offering essential insights into the core values, customs and beliefs of different
societies, they also enable visitors to be aware of the cultural sensibilities of their hosts, and to behave in a way that fosters mutual respect and understanding.

About the Author

SEWA SINGH KALSI is a lecturer in Sikh Studies in the Department of Theology and Religious Studies at the University of Leeds. He has published widely on the development of the Sikh tradition in Britain, and is author of "The Evolution of a Sikh Community in Britain "(University of Leeds, 1992). He is a member of the British Association for the Study of Religions, and the Punjab Research Group, UK.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 901 KB
  • Print Length: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Simple Guides (12 July 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00541AVMW
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #303,682 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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This little book provides a succinct and well-written introduction to Sikhism. It covers history, teachings, practices and organisation of Sikhs and their religion in a style suitable for both complete novices and those who are familiar with the basics. I would recommend it to anyone beginning to study this area whether at school or university, for general interest or to learn more about their own background. Written by a talented lecturer and well respected member of the Sikh community in Britain this is definitely worth buying.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Concise yet most informative! 4 Nov 2009
Great insight into what you need to know about Sikhism. It is easy to read and follow and you can dip into it easily. Pocket sized means that you can easily take it with you. Really recommend this read if you just want to gain a good understanding of how Sikhism was founded and the prinicples upon which it operates.
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3.0 out of 5 stars concise 26 April 2012
By pete
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It is very brief and concise. Enough to know about the basics or rather get an idea of the other religion.
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5.0 out of 5 stars SiKH KNOWLEDGE 4 April 2014
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This book gives you a great insight into ..what it means to be Sikh and their belief in a one god......This is a great introduction for someone from the West to understand what Sikhism is all about..very interesting......give it a try..!!
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4.0 out of 5 stars good introduction 22 Nov 2002
By Moses Alexander - Published on
Sewa Singh Kalsi's "Simple Guide to Sikhism" is pretty much just what the title says it is. At only 120 pages I breezed through it in a few days. The book covers Sikh history, teachings, traditions, scriptures, worship, festivals, rites of passage, sects and the diaspora. It is pretty easy reading and no one high school age or over should have any trouble with the text. The only problem I had with the book was that there is so much Punjabi (the language of most Sikhs) that I couldn't remember what all the words meant and they would be used later without translation and I had to flip to the glossary or flip back to the original spot a decent bit. Even then, that is largely unavoidable as many religious terms (not just in Sikhism) are difficult to translate and repeatedly translating within the text would have been even more distracting. This definately isn't the place to go for in depth knowledge, but that's not the point of this book. If you want a general idea of what Sikhism is all about then this is a good place to go.
5.0 out of 5 stars Sikhism 5 Jun 2013
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I am enjoying this book, I love to study individual religions. This book is concise and interesting. It tells of the background and changes of this rekligion.
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