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In the Modern World
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The Sikh panth (community) presently comprises approximately 25 million adherents, 20 million of whom live in East Punjab, the Sikh homeland in northwestern India, and two million in neighboring states that were formerly part of Punjab. The Sikhs began to fan out of this region early in their history, and one million or so of them are currently settled in other parts of the s…

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Gurinder Singh Mann, “In the Modern World”, 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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