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Sikhism: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions) Kindle Edition
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But there's the rub: reading it feels like a box-ticking exercise. Nowhere does the author try to capture the allure of Sikhism. Why would anyone want to be a Sikh? What is it about the faith that its believers find so attractive? What does Sikhi feel like from the inside?
Of course the author can't answer those questions - she is not a Sikh. But she can ask them, both in her capacity as an ethnographer and, as she puts it, an intellectual questioner. One for the second edition perhaps?
I agree with reviewers who thought this introduction feels very much like a survey, looking at Sikhism from the outside and touching on everything a little bit. But if you just want quick short information on history, religious context and main tenets of Sikhs this is a good place to start.
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A clear and ordered presentation - very helpful to the enquiringly spirit. Informative without proselytisingPublished 11 months ago by Francis Martin
Like the many others in this wide-ranging series, it is a good introduction to the topic. It answered almost all of my questions. Recommended.Published on 18 Nov. 2012 by john
Fast professional P&P. Great book for Open University Course on Religion. Slim, compact and easy to read book on the basics of Sikhism, highly recommended.Published on 17 Nov. 2011 by WBF Kitchener
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