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Hinduism and Sikhism
(9,411 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 followed by an im…

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Nesbitt, Eleanor, “Hinduism and Sikhism”, in: Brill’s Encyclopedia of Hinduism Online, Editor-in-Chief Associate Editors Knut A. Jacobsen, Helene Basu, Angelika Malinar, Vasudha Narayanan. Consulted online on 03 June 2023 <>
First published online: 2018

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