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date: 26 May 2020

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The article discusses the origins and the history of both the Khalsa of Guru Gobind Singh and its distinctive way of life and code of conduct (Rahit) as detailed within the historical rahit-namas. It problematizes the generally accepted narrative of the Khalsa’s and the Rahit’s creation.

Keywords: Gur-sobha, Sainapati, Nand Lal, hukam-namas, Khalsa, Rahit, rahit-namas, masands, Baisakhi, gurbilas

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