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Contemporary Sikh Society
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This article offers an overview of the contemporary global Sikh panth (community), pointing out that Sikhs not only share with each other their religious identification as Sikh (whatever their degree of religious commitment may be) but also are, in almost all cases (one exception is Sikh Dharma of the Western Hemisphere), united by their common Punjabi heritage and Punjabi identity. The article goes…

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Eleanor Nesbitt, “Contemporary Sikh Society”, in: Brill's Encyclopedia of Sikhism Online, Edited by: Knut A. Jacobsen, Gurinder Mann Singh, Kristina Myrvold, Eleanor Nesbitt. Consulted online on 23 February 2020 <>
First published online: 2016
First print edition: 20170712

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