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Bābā Nānak and the Founding of the Sikh Panth
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The celebration of the fifth centennial of the birth of Bābā Nānak (1469-1539) in 1969 carried considerable significance for the Sikh panth (community). The activities that ensued included public commemorations in places such as Amritsar, the center of Sikh sacred geography, located in Punjab, India; Nanakana (“Nānak’s [Birth]place”) in Pakistan; the Royal Albert Hall, London, to nam…

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Gurinder Singh Mann, “Bābā Nānak and the Founding of the Sikh Panth”, in: Brill's Encyclopedia of Sikhism Online, Edited by: Knut A. Jacobsen, Gurinder Mann Singh, Kristina Myrvold, Eleanor Nesbitt. Consulted online on 16 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20170712

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