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Hinduism and Sikhism
(9,421 words)

The relationship between Hinduism and Sikhism is close, complex, and controversial and requires understanding of South Asian and, in particular, Punjabi religious culture (see below). The brief definition of Sikhism below introduces the challenges inherent in terminology and is follow…

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Nesbitt, Eleanor, “Hinduism and Sikhism”, in: Brill’s Encyclopedia of Hinduism Online, Edited by: Knut A. Jacobsen, Helene Basu, Angelika Malinar, Vasudha Narayanan. Consulted online on 19 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2018

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