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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 subconti…

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Singh Mann, Gurinder, “In the Modern World”, in: Brill's Encyclopedia of Sikhism Online, Editor-in-Chief Knut A. Jacobsen. Consulted online on 26 June 2022 <>
First published online: 2017

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