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Sikhism: A Quick Reference
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  • Authored by: Nikky-Guninder Kaur Singh
  • From the Series: Quick Reference Guides
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  • ISBN-10: 1438169442
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-4381-6944-6
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  • Imprint: Facts On File
  • Published: 03/01/2016
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  • Reading Level: Grades 9 and up


Founded by Guru Nanak, Sikhism originated around 500 years ago in the Punjab region of India. Sikhs believe in the Divine One, a supreme reality through which the universe exists that transcends all boundaries and divisions, unifying all people. Sikhism: A Quick Reference covers all the basic information about the faith in an accessible A–Z format. This useful guide comes complete with full-color photographs, a timeline, and further readings for each entry to aid research.

Entries include:

  • Arjan, Guru
  • Guru Granth Sahib
  • Healthy, Happy, and Holy Organization
  • Nanak, Guru
  • Punjab, partition of the
  • Sikh rites of passage
  • Supreme universal reality



About the Author(s)

Nikky-Guninder Kaur Singh, Ph.D., is professor of religious studies at Colby College, where she holds the Crawford Family Chair. She has published extensively in the field of Sikhism. She serves as a trustee for the American Institute for Indian Studies, and is on the editorial board of the History of Religions and the Journal of the American Academy of Religion.

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