Subscribe for Newsletters and Discounts
Be the first to receive our thoughtfully written
religious articles and product discounts.
Your interests (Optional)
This will help us make recommendations and send discounts and sale information at times.
By registering, you may receive account related information, our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. Please read our Privacy Policy for details.
.
By subscribing, you will receive our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. All emails will be sent by Exotic India using the email address info@exoticindia.com.

Please read our Privacy Policy for details.
|6
Sign In  |  Sign up
Your Cart (0)
Best Deals
Share our website with your friends.
Email this page to a friend
Books > Language and Literature > Biography > Hew McLeod: Discovering the Sikhs Autobiography of a Historian
Subscribe to our newsletter and discounts
Hew McLeod: Discovering the Sikhs Autobiography of a Historian
Hew McLeod: Discovering the Sikhs Autobiography of a Historian
Description
Back of the Book

Hew McLeod is generally acknowledged as the world's foremost historian of the Sikhs.

This autobiography comprises two parts, both concerned with the author's career in Sikh Studies. Part 1 is autobiographical: it lays emphasis on those features of McLeod's career which have had an important influence on his relationship with the Sikhs and with the manner in which he has sought to give expression to them in his written works. Tow features have been particularly significant. One is his religious development which, thirty-five years ago, led him to unbelief. The other is his growth in understanding of the nature and value of historical studies.

Part 2 concerns Sikh Studies and the vigorous attacks that have been made on his views regarding Sikh history and religion. These attacks were particularly marked during the decade from 1986, and although they have subsided somewhat since the mid 1990s, the feelings that were aroused during that decade have left a substantial deposit. An attempt is made to answer these charges and to show that McLeod's analysis of Sikh history and religions has always been critical and dispassionate, yet sympathetic.

CONTENTS
Foreword by N. G. Barrierix
PART 1
x
1The Reason Why1
2A Boy from Feilding9
3University Years19
4The Punjab Years: 1958-6929
5The England Interlude 1969-7067
6The Otago Years: 1971-8776
7The Otago Years: 188-200299
PART 2
8The Purpose127
9Early Works136
The Sikhs Of The Punjab136
Guru Nanak And The Sikh Religion137
The Evolution Of The Sikh Community147
Books Which Created Little Stir150
10Perspectives on the Sikh Tradition154
11The Institute of Sikh Studies167
Daljeet Singh167
The Institute Of Sikh Studies Reaches Its High Point174
The Institute's Decline Sets In188
12Banishment, Responses, Regrets192
Banishment From Toronto192
Responses199
Absurd Statements200
Attacks Which Are Well Astray202
Acceptable Statements 206
Academic Statements Which Do Not Agree
With Mine208
Regrets210
Appendices
1Article from The Sikh Review: Where It All Started214
2A Contribution to Studies in Orientology: Essays in Memory of Prof. A. L. Basham220
3Definition of Myth226
4Panja Sahib229
Glossary232
Index237

Hew McLeod: Discovering the Sikhs Autobiography of a Historian

Item Code:
IDH491
Cover:
Hardcover
Edition:
2004
Publisher:
ISBN:
8178240688
Size:
8.5" X 5.5
Pages:
343 (B & W Illus: 14)
Other Details:
Weight of the Book: 462 gms
Price:
$42.50   Shipping Free
Add to Wishlist
Send as e-card
Send as free online greeting card
Hew McLeod: Discovering the Sikhs Autobiography of a Historian

Verify the characters on the left

From:
Edit     
You will be informed as and when your card is viewed. Please note that your card will be active in the system for 30 days.

Viewed 6230 times since 2nd Oct, 2008
Back of the Book

Hew McLeod is generally acknowledged as the world's foremost historian of the Sikhs.

This autobiography comprises two parts, both concerned with the author's career in Sikh Studies. Part 1 is autobiographical: it lays emphasis on those features of McLeod's career which have had an important influence on his relationship with the Sikhs and with the manner in which he has sought to give expression to them in his written works. Tow features have been particularly significant. One is his religious development which, thirty-five years ago, led him to unbelief. The other is his growth in understanding of the nature and value of historical studies.

Part 2 concerns Sikh Studies and the vigorous attacks that have been made on his views regarding Sikh history and religion. These attacks were particularly marked during the decade from 1986, and although they have subsided somewhat since the mid 1990s, the feelings that were aroused during that decade have left a substantial deposit. An attempt is made to answer these charges and to show that McLeod's analysis of Sikh history and religions has always been critical and dispassionate, yet sympathetic.

CONTENTS
Foreword by N. G. Barrierix
PART 1
x
1The Reason Why1
2A Boy from Feilding9
3University Years19
4The Punjab Years: 1958-6929
5The England Interlude 1969-7067
6The Otago Years: 1971-8776
7The Otago Years: 188-200299
PART 2
8The Purpose127
9Early Works136
The Sikhs Of The Punjab136
Guru Nanak And The Sikh Religion137
The Evolution Of The Sikh Community147
Books Which Created Little Stir150
10Perspectives on the Sikh Tradition154
11The Institute of Sikh Studies167
Daljeet Singh167
The Institute Of Sikh Studies Reaches Its High Point174
The Institute's Decline Sets In188
12Banishment, Responses, Regrets192
Banishment From Toronto192
Responses199
Absurd Statements200
Attacks Which Are Well Astray202
Acceptable Statements 206
Academic Statements Which Do Not Agree
With Mine208
Regrets210
Appendices
1Article from The Sikh Review: Where It All Started214
2A Contribution to Studies in Orientology: Essays in Memory of Prof. A. L. Basham220
3Definition of Myth226
4Panja Sahib229
Glossary232
Index237
Post a Comment
 
Post Review
Post a Query
For privacy concerns, please view our Privacy Policy
Based on your browsing history
Loading... Please wait

Items Related to Hew McLeod: Discovering the Sikhs Autobiography of a Historian (Language and Literature | Books)

The Sikh Khanda pendant
18 K Gold
0.7" Height
0.4" Width
4.2 gms
Item Code: JPR15
$435.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
All Ten Personal Gurus of Sikhs
Water Color on Paper
Artist: Kailash Raj
12.5 inches X 16.5 inches
Item Code: HJ70
$725.00
 With Frame (Add $105.00)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Guru Har Rai, The Seventh Sikh Guru. (February 28th 1644 – 6th October 1661)
Water Color On Paper
5.0 inches X 6.7 inches
Item Code: HY46
$75.00
 With Frame (Add $90.00)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Maharaja Ranjit Singh Worshipping Devi
Water Color On Paper
Artist Kailash Raj
9.5" X 12.0"
Item Code: HB71
$275.00
Backorder
Backorder
The Combined Qualities of a Religious Leader, King, Warrior and Law Giver
Water Color On Paper
5.0 inches X 6.7 inches
Item Code: HY45
$75.00
 With Frame (Add $90.00)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Guru Hargobind
Water Color On Paper
5.0 inches X 6.7 inches
Item Code: HY48
$75.00
 With Frame (Add $90.00)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Narasimha – The Supreme God
Water Color Painting on Paper
Artist: Kailash Raj
10.0 inch X 14.5 inch
Item Code: HK80
$995.00
 With Frame (Add $105.00)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Dorukha or Reversible Multi-Colour Jamawar Scarf
Rayon
6.0 ft x 1.0 ft
Item Code: CS03
$15.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
WHO IS SIKH?: THE PROBLEM OF SIKH IDENTITY
by W. H. Mcleod
Paperback (Edition: 2005)
Oxford University Press
Item Code: IDG633
$18.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
The Sacred Writing of The Sikhs
by Trilochan Singh et al
Paperback (Edition: 2000)
Orient Longman Pvt. Ltd.
Item Code: NAG086
$35.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Ceremonies of The Sikh Wedding
Item Code: IDI773
$35.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Ethico-Spiritual Dimensions of Sikh Philosophy
by Anita Mehrotra
Hardcover (Edition: 2008)
Ajay Book Service
Item Code: NAL756
$30.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Testimonials
Good to be back! Timeless classics available only here, indeed.
Allison, USA
I am so glad I came across your website! Oceans of Grace.
Aimee, USA
I got the book today, and I appreciate the excellent service. I am 82, and I am trying to learn Sanskrit till I can speak and write well in this superb language.
Dr. Sundararajan
Wonderful service and excellent items. Always sent safely and arrive in good order. Very happy with firm.
Dr. Janice, Australia
Thank you. I purchased some books from you in the past and was so pleased by the care with which they were packaged. It's good to find a bookseller who loves books.
Ginger, USA
नमास्कार परदेस में रहने वाले भारतीयों को अपनी सभ्यता व संकृति से जुड़े रहने का माध्यम प्रदान करने हेतु, मैं आपका अभिनंदन करती हूँ| धन्यवाद
Ankita, USA
Namaste, This painting was delivered a little while ago. The entire package was soaking wet inside and out. But because of the extra special care you took to protect it, the painting itself is not damaged. It is beautiful, and I am very happy to have it. But all is well now, and I am relieved. Thank you!
Janice, USA
I am writing to convey my gratitude in the service that you have provided me. We received the painting of the 10 gurus by Anup Gomay on the 2nd January 2019 and the painting was packaged very well. I am happy to say that the recipient of the gift was very very happy! The painting is truly stunning and spectacular in real life! Thank you once again for all your help that you provided.
Mrs. Prabha, United Kingdom
I am writing to relay my compliments of the excellent services provided by exoticindia. The books are in great condition! I was not expecting a speedy delivery. Will definitely return to order more books.
Dr. Jamuna, New Zealand
I just received my powder pink wool shawl. It is beautiful. I bought it to wear over my dress at my son's wedding this coming Spring & it will be perfect if it's chilly in the garden. The package came very promptly & I couldn't be more pleased.
Pamela, Canada
Language:
Currency:
All rights reserved. Copyright 2019 © Exotic India