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Who are The Sikhs ? - Book By Dr. Harjinder Singh Dilgeer

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Authors: Dr. Harjinder Singh Dilgeer
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Table Of Contents For 'Who are The Sikhs' ? Book By Dr. Harjinder Singh Dilgeer

 

CONTENTS

WHO ARE  THE SIKHS?
BIRTH OF SIKHISM
HISTORY OF THE SIKHS:
                   Guru Nanak Sahib, Guru Angad Sahib, Guru Amar Das Sahib, Guru Ram Das
                   Sahib, Guru Arjan Sahib, Guru Hargobind Sahib, Guru Har Rai Sahib, Guru 
                   Harkrishan Sahib, Guru Tegh Bahadur Sahib, Guru Gobind Singh Sahib. Baba
                   Banda Singh Bahadur (1709-1716) ; Persecution of the Sikhs (1716-1745); the
                  Holocausts (1746, 17620; Sikhs as rulers (1765-1839); British occupation of the
                  Punjab (1849); Singh Sabha Movement (1873); British betrayal of the Sikhs 
                  (1947).
                  The Khalistan movement. attack on Darbar Sahib (June 1984) and massacre of 
                  Sikhs at Delhi and other places in India (Black November 1984), mass executi-
                  on of Sikh youth (1992-95), Parkash Singh Badal as chief minister of the Punjab.
 
SIKH POPULATION ROUND THE GLOBE
SIKHS' ROLE ON INTERNATIONAL SCENE
                   Role of the Sikh Diaspora in Europe, Far-East and the rest of the world.
SIKHISM AS UNIVERSAL RELIGION
                   Fatherhood of God and brotherhood of Man
                  Neela Kamakassa (The Blue Sash)- the Sikh 'Red Cross'
                  Sarbat Da Bhala
                  Peaceful Co-existence (neither fear nor to frighten)
                  Human  Rights (right to belief)
                  Egalitarianism
                  Sikhism as 'manifesto of the world'
UNIQUE IDENTITY OF A SIKH
                   Meaning of the term Sikh. Physical appearance (turban, beard, moustache etc).
                  Distinction of Sikh names. Theological distinction, Concept  of Miri-Piri.
                  The Sikh Calendar.
SIKH INITIATION
                   AMRIT (concept of Amrit)
                   The Sikh initiation (Khande-Di-Pahul).
                   Four strict commands (Bajar Kurahits) and seven prohibitions (Kurahits) for a 
                   Sikh
                   DOs and DONTs for a Sikh
                   Five "articles of faith" (Kes/Keski, Kangha, Kara, Kachhehra. Kirpan).
                   The so-called Sahijdhari Sikhs.
SIKH SCRIPTURE
                   Guru Granth Sahib
                   NITNEM and other Banis: Japji Sahib, Asa Di Var, Anand Sahib, Barah Mah,
                   Sohila, Sukhmani Sahib, Arti. Rag Mala. The Dasam Granth
                   Reading of hymns: Patth, Patthi, Akhand Patth, Sampat Patth, Sahij Patth
                   Simran/Meditation: Nam, Nam Japna, Simran.
GURU: Guru, Shabad Guru (Word), Sants, Gurus in person.
GURDWARA
                  What is a Gurdwara? Nishan Sahib, service at  Gurdwara, how to attend Gurd-
                  wara, protocol for the visitors. PRIEST in Sikhism
THEOLOGY
                   God, Karta Purakh, Akal Purakh, Waheguru,Nirgun, Sargun, theory of creation,
                   heaven and hell, rebirth (transmigration) & Chaurasi Lakh Joon, Jivan Mukti
                   (liberation), Haumai (ego), Bakhshish (blessing). Hukam (God's order), Karam
                   (Grace), Karma (human actions). Atma, Maya.
SIKH INSTITUTIONS
                    Guru Panth, Sangat/Gur Sangat, Akal Takht Sahib, Sarbat Khalsa, Gurmata,
                     Hukamnama.
                     Sewa, Langar, Sangat & Pangat.
The SIKH WAY OF LIFE
                    Daily routine of a Sikh.
                    Honest  earning (Kirat Krana). sharing with others. (Vand Chhakna), Rememb-
                    ering God (Nam Japna), defending human rights, pray for the whole of the wor-
                    ld, bow before His Will, the Sikh psyche of high spirit (Charhdi Kala).
FESTIVALS
                    Gurpurabs, Rakhri, Lohri, Diwali, Holi, Sangrand, Pooranmasi, Massiya.
SIKH CEREMONIES/RITUALS & LATEST ISSUES
                    Birth of a child, naming of a child; dating love, marriage ( and marriage rites),
                    divorce, abortion, family planning; death (and death rites), euthanasia, suicide.
RITUALISM & SIKHS                   
                     Idol worship, non-Sikh rituals, photos of Guru Sahib.
ARTICLES OF FAITH
                     Hair, beard and moustache, Dastar (Turban), Kirpan (Sword)
ETHICS
                     Five chief vices and other sins: Having no faith in God, lethargy/sluggishness,
                     hurting feelings of others, encroachment of others' rights, ungratefulness, ex-
                     ploitation and monster mentality, Concept of sin.
                      Kurahits, Tankhah.
                     Virtues: humbleness, contentment, tolerance.
NATIONAL PRAYER (ARDAS) & GREETINGS
                      Some references in the Ardas.
                      Way of greeting.
                      National anthem.
                      Some terms which are offensive to the Sikhs
LITERATURE
                      Some important books on Sikhism.
SIKH ORGANISATIONS
                      Shiromani Akali Dal.
                      Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC)
The SIKH ROLLS
                      Some Sikh Personalities: Bhai Mardana, Baba Buddha, Bhai Gurdas, Bhai
                      Dial Das,Bhai Mati Das,Bhai Nand Lal, Bhai Mani Singh, Baba Banda Singh 
                      Bahadur, Nawab Kapur Singh, Bota Singh-Garja Singh, Haqiqat Rai/Singh, S-
                      ukkha Singh-Mahitab Singh, Baba Dip Singh, Jassa Singh Ahluwalia, Jassa
                      Singh Ramgarhia, Baba Baghel Singh.
                      Famous Sikh writers: theology, history, poetry, fiction.
                      Anti-Sikh writers and propagandists.
                      Entries about Sikhs in some reference books/encyclopaedias.
                      Famous Sikh Martyrs
                      Famous Sikh leaders
                      Sikhs sportsmen/women
                      Famous Sikh Women
                      Sympathizers of the Sikh nation.
                      Killers of the Sikhs
                      Traitors of the Sikh nation
THE SIKH HOMELAND
                      Anandpur Sahib, Amritsar, Chamkaur Sahib, Delhi,  Fatehgarh Sahib, Goind-
                      wal, Hazur Sahib, Kartarpur (Jalandhar), Kartarpur (Pakistan) and Dera Baba
                      Nanak, Keeratpur Sahib, Khadur Sahib, Muktsar, Nanakana Sahib, Paonta
                      Sahib,Sultanpur, Talwandi Sabo, Tarn Taran.
CHRONOLOGY
                      Some important dates of Sikh history

 

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