Pashaura Singh is Assistant Professor, Sikh Studies and Punjabi Language at the University of Michigan.
'...a delightful and scholarly book that will no doubt be consulted even after fifty years... [It provides] an analysis of revelation and of sacred scripture as a canon ... It tries to understand the process of canon formation in the Sikh tradition; because of its relevance to other scriptures as well, the interest of this study goes far beyond the Sikh scripture.'
--International Journal of Panjab Studies
About the Book:
The Guru Granth Sahib explores the concept of scripture from the Sikh perspective and seeks to understand the processes of canon formation and those by which meaning and authority are vested in the Adi Granth.
Taking a radically different approach from the dominant mode of textual analysis, Pashaura Singh argues for a plurality of interpretation and the inexhaustible hermeneutic potential of the Adi Granth. He offers a fresh perspective on the role of the Adi Granth as 'Guru' in both the personal as well as the corporate spheres of the Sikh community and discusses the scripture as a cross-cultural phenomenon.
This exciting volume will be useful for specialists in religious, scriptural and Sikh studies, and of immense value for general readers interested in the roots of canonical meaning and authority in the Sikh tradition in particular, and religions in general.
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