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Farīd in the Gurū Granth
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The compositions attributed to the great Punjabi Sufi saint Šayḫ Farīd are of a unique character in the Gurū Granth, and are quite distinctive even within the general category of the bhagat bāṇī (utterances of the saint-poets) to which they are commonly assigned. Following a brief biography of Farīd the Sufi saint, this article outlines the salien…

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C. Shackle, “Farīd in the Gurū Granth”, in: Brill's Encyclopedia of Sikhism Online, Edited by: Knut A. Jacobsen, Gurinder Mann Singh, Kristina Myrvold, Eleanor Nesbitt. Consulted online on 17 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20170712

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