Center for South Asia Weekly Lecture Series
"Power Play in the Formation of the Sikh Canon" Pashaura Singh (Professor, Sikh and Punjabi Studies, University of California, Riverside)
Thursday, April 12, 2018
206 Ingraham Hall
The most controversial issue in the field of Sikh studies relates to the making of Sikh scripture, commonly referred to as the Guru Granth Sahib to reflect its authoritative status within the Sikh community as the living embodiment of the Guru. Recent research has revealed some divergent views on this process. This paper will discuss the genesis, evolution and canonization of this foundational text.