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The Nāmdhārī Sikhs form a small religious community in Punjab. Outside of Punjab, there are much smaller numbers in Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Rajasthan, Delhi, and Uttar Pradesh. Outside of India, hundreds of Nāmdhārī families have settled in Thailand, Australia, several African countries, the United States, Canada, and England since the beginning of Punja…

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Joginder Singh, “Nāmdhārī”, 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: 2017
First print edition: 20170712

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