By PH D Nikky-Guninder Kaur Singh
Sikhs hint the genesis in their spiritual rites, prayers, costume codes, and names to Guru Gobind Singh's construction of the Khalsa in 1699. The beginning of the Khalsa is the 1st paintings to discover this pivotal occasion in Sikh historical past from a feminist standpoint, wondering the ways that Sikh stories have developed a hypermasculine Sikh identification. The publication argues that Sikh reminiscence must recognize the important woman measurement grounded within the common human and current on the delivery of the Khalsa.
Inspired via her personal father, the eminent Sikh pupil Harbans Singh, Nikky-Guninder Kaur Singh rediscovers the female part of the phrases and activities of the founders of Sikhism. She seems to be on the easy texts and tenets of Sikh faith and demonstrates the feminine element within the sacred textual content, day-by-day prayers, costume code, and rituals of the Sikhs. Singh reminds us that Guru Gobind Singh's unique imaginative and prescient was once an egalitarian one and urges present-day Sikhs to reside as much as the freeing implications set in movement whilst he gave start to the Khalsa.