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The Feminine Principle in the Sikh Vision of the Transcendent : CAMBRIDGE STUDIES IN RELIGIOUS TRADITIONS - Nikky-Guninder Kaur Singh

The Feminine Principle in the Sikh Vision of the Transcendent

CAMBRIDGE STUDIES IN RELIGIOUS TRADITIONS

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Published: 24th September 1993
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This work is an original and critical interpretation of Sikh literature from a feminist perspective. It analyzes the rich feminine imagery and symbolism that pervades the divine-human encounter in this literature, and gives a new authenticity to a relatively neglected religious tradition. Nikky Singh shows convincingly that Sikh Gurus and poets did not want the feminine principle to serve just as a figure of speech or literary device, but was intended, rather, to pervade the whole life of the Sikhs. Her work thus reverses an androcentric approach to Sikhism.

Preface
Introduction
The primal paradox: seeing the transcendent
Mother: the infinite Matrix
The bride seeks her groom: an epiphany of interconnections
Durga recalled: transition from mythos to ethos
The maiden weaves: garlands of songs and waves
The woman asks: 'What is Life?'
Sundari: the paradigm of Sikh ethics
Rani Raj Kaur: the mystical journey
Conclusion
Epilogue
Bibliography
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ISBN: 9780521432870
ISBN-10: 0521432871
Series: CAMBRIDGE STUDIES IN RELIGIOUS TRADITIONS
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 332
Published: 24th September 1993
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 16.51  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.59