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date: 26 November 2020

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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

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