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19th-21st-Century Sants
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The Sikh religious tradition shows reverence toward persons who represent spiritual values, just as the much older South Asian traditions elevates the social status of such persons in general. Within the Sikh tradition, however, specific and somewhat stringent conditions are laid out in order to belong to this category. Several such Sikh pers…

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Darshan Singh Tatla, “19th-21st-Century Sants”, in: Brill's Encyclopedia of Sikhism Online, Edited by: Knut A. Jacobsen, Gurinder Mann Singh, Kristina Myrvold, Eleanor Nesbitt. Consulted online on 25 February 2020 <>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20170712

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