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Suggested sources of information on Sikhism:

Rev. Ann Emerson of The Harmony Project 1 recommends the following books on Sikhism:

bullet Stacy Brady & Cynthia Keppley Mahmood "The Guru's Gift: An Ethnography Exploring Gender Equality with North American Sikh Women," Read reviews or order this book safely from online book store
bullet W.H.McLeod, "Exploring Sikhism: Aspects of Sikh Identity, Culture, and Thought," Oxford Univeristy Press, (2003). Review/order this book
bullet Jatinder Singh, "The Little Book of Spiritual Wisdom: A new spirit for a new millennium," Jatinder Singh, (2000). May be out of print. Review/order this book
bullet Patwant Singh, "The Sikhs," Image, (2001). Review/order this book
bullet Sondeep Shankar, "The Sikhs: Faith, Philosophy & Folk," Tiger, unknown date. Review/order this book

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Some Sikh web sites:

The following information sources were used to prepare and update the above essay. The hyperlinks are not necessarily still active today.

bullet All about Sikhs describes itself, accurately, as a "complete Sikhism resource site." See:
bullet Guru Nanak Ki Bani has essays on the history of Sikhism, the birth of Khalsa, essence of Japji, the concept of God in Sikhism, and other topics. See:
bullet Ikonkar (One God) "contains comprehensive information on SIkh History, Sikhism, SIkhs today, Sikh Gurdwaras (temples) SIkh youth." It has a Sikh discussion forum, and email service. See: 
bullet covers cultural aspects of the Punjab, the Sikh homeland. It details the Punjabi language, dance, music, etc. See:
bullet is the official website of the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) at Amritsar, in Punjab. They are planning to create a directory of Sikh organizations worldwide. See:
bullet Real Sikhism is a large web site offering historical information, beliefs, FAQ, quotations about Sikhism, etc. You can ask a question of the webmasters. See:
bullet "Sikh Calendar" at: The site also contains an English translation of the Sikh holy book at:
bullet Sikh Community & Youth Service (SCYS) is a British group who helps "young people in their academic and social education....[They] organize many events, trips, sports activities etc for not only the youth but the general community too." See:
bullet TheSikh Encyclopedia has been compiled from a number of Sihk resources. See:
bullet SikhiToTheMax is a search engine for the Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji. See:
bullet Sikhism: Its history and customs contains an excellent description of Sikhism and its past. See:
bullet This web site states that it is the largest resource about Sikhism on the Internet. See:
bullet has full-length online books about Sikhism, along with many video and audio files. See:
bullet Sikh Lionz UK is the leading Sikh Youth organization in the UK, promoting Khalsa Rehit & Punjabi Culture. See:
bullet Sikh Missionary College offers a correspondence course and answers questions about the faith. See:
bullet has a daily Hukamnam (word of wisdom) by Sri Guru Granth Sahib at the Golden Temple in Amritsar, and many other features. See:
bullet Sikhnet which is at This was once rated as the most-visited religious web site by It is an extensive web site, including everything from screen savers, to matrimonials.
bullet Sikh Philosophy Network is an interfaith gathering of "Sikh scholars [and] intellectuals along with over 1,200 seekers from around the world coming together to discuss all issues related to sikh school of thought in over 9,250 posted discussions!" See:
bullet Sikhism Home Page has material on the origin, development, philosophy and scriptures of Sikhism. See:
bullet United Sikhs is an international non-profit group. They began in New York City to help immigrant communities in Queens, New York. It is now an organization with chapters in America, Asia and Europe pursuing projects for the spiritual, social and economic empowerment of underprivileged and minority communities. See:
bullet The Warrior Saints' web site describes Gatka, an ancient form of martial art used exclusively by Sikhs. See:
bullet "Why I chose Sikhism" compares Sikhism and Islam from a Sikh perspective. See:
bullet A youth web site directed to Sikh youth is at:

References used:

  1. Harmony Project's essay on Sikhism is at: Rev. Emerson interviews two Sikhs

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Copyright 2006 by Ontario Consultants on Religious Tolerance
Latest update 2006-MAR-19
Author: B.A. Robinson

Links last checked: 2006-MAR-03

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