The Feminine Principle in the Sikh Vision of the Transcendent (Cambridge Studies in Religious Traditions #3) (Paperback)

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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.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780521050562
ISBN-10: 0521050561
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication Date: February 1st, 2008
Pages: 332
Language: English
Series: Cambridge Studies in Religious Traditions