Show Summary Details

Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD HANDBOOKS ONLINE ( © Oxford University Press, 2018. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a title in Oxford Handbooks Online for personal use (for details see Privacy Policy and Legal Notice).

date: 02 March 2021

Abstract and Keywords

This article discusses the Sikh literature of the janam-sakhi, gur-bilas, and rahit-nama genres, all of which were prepared during the sixteenth to early nineteenth centuries. Its purpose is to demonstrate that this literature interacted with the Sikh community in a highly nuanced fashion, prompting through both the reading and contemplation of their contents an encounter with the living memory of the Sikh Gurus.

Keywords: bani, janam-sakhis, gurbilas, rahit-namas, shabad, darśan, rahit

Access to the complete content on Oxford Handbooks Online requires a subscription or purchase. Public users are able to search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter without a subscription.

Please subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you have purchased a print title that contains an access token, please see the token for information about how to register your code.

For questions on access or troubleshooting, please check our FAQs, and if you can''t find the answer there, please contact us.