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date: 24 March 2019

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This article presents an overview of revisionist Sikh historiography by examining some fundamental questions at various junctures in the evolution of the Sikh Panth, both diachronically and synchronically. Moving beyond the positivistic approach it calls attention to the fluid and multi-vocal nature of the Sikh past and present based upon traces of documentary evidence, material culture, group memories, and ethnographic fieldwork.

Keywords: revisionist historiography, Sikh Panth, group memories, diachronic perspective, synchronic perspective, material culture, contesting narratives, ethnographic study

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