The Goindval Pothis: The Earliest Extant Source of the Sikh Canon

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Harvard University Press, 1996 - Religion - 219 pages
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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, G. M. Singh 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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Introduction to the Goindval Pothis 150
Notes 137190
Noncanonical Compositions in the Extant Goindval Pothis 99135

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Gurinder Singh Mann is Assistant Professor, Columbia University.

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