HARVARD ORIENTAL SERIES
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Harvard Oriental Series 51

The Goindval Pothis

The Earliest Extant Source of the Sikh Canon

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HARDCOVER

$36.95 • £29.95 • €33.50

ISBN 9780674356184

Publication Date: 01/01/1997

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233 pages

7 x 10 inches

18 halftones, 2 tables

Harvard University Department of South Asian Studies > Harvard Oriental Series

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This volume explores the earliest available version of the Sikh canon. The book contains the first critical description and partial edition of the Goindval Pothis, a set of proto-scriptural manuscripts prepared in the 1570s. The manuscripts also contain a number of hymns by non-Sikh saints, some of them not found elsewhere.

Through a meticulous analysis of the contents of these rare manuscripts, Gurinder Singh Mann establishes their place and importance in the history of Sikh canon formation.

The book will be of great interest to scholars of comparative canon studies and of medieval Indian literature.

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