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date: 15 January 2021

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Reflecting the far-reaching implications of the Oak Creek Gurdwara tragedy for Sikh Studies, this article discusses the emergence of the discipline in the Western academy and sets new trajectories for its future development. For this purpose it makes the case for language training, the location of early manuscripts (pothis), fresh translations of influential Sikh works, and new interpretations of available sources. There is an urgent need to move beyond orthodox viewpoints (doxa), to adopt the method of dialogical readings, and to follow the interdisciplinary approach to keep pace with the developments in other fields.

Keywords: Oak Creek Gurdwara, Sikh Studies, Punjabi, Guru Granth Sahib, Dasam Granth, pothi, translation projects, doxa, dialogical readings, interdisciplinary approach

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