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I See no Stranger
Early Sikh Art and Devotion

by B.N. Goswamy and Caron Smith

Brings together and illuminates works of art that identify core Sikh beliefs in the period of their early development
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Category: Art, Culture
Tags: devotion, Sikhism, religion, painting
 
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273 x 273 mm | 10.75 x 10.75 in
Hardcover | 214 pages
124 colour illustrations
ISBN:
978-81-88204-77-9 (Mapin)
978-1-890206-04-8 (Grantha)?
 
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Rs.2,500.00  | $65.00  | £40.00  | €49.00
 
 
 
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I See No Stranger: Early Sikh Art and Devotion
 
THE CATALOGUE
 
ONE: Searching for Answers
 
TWO: All Is One
 
THREE: A Light Moving across Time
 
FOUR: Meditations on the True Name
 
FIVE: Faith in Labor
Warrior Chiefs
Everyday Occupations
Women and Their Work
 
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Description

No one is a Hindu; no one a Muslim.
With these radical words Guru Nanak (1469–1539) founded the Sikh religion, calling for the recognition of one God, by whatever name devotees chose to call him, and the rejection of superstition, avarice, meaningless ritual, and social oppression. Meditation and devotion were identified as the work of the private domain and charity, honest work, and service to humanity as the obligation to the social domain.

This compilation brings together and illuminates works of art that identify these core Sikh beliefs in the period of their early development by the ten historical Gurus (16th–17th centuries). Through them, we are taken behind the external signs that identify Sikhs, who constitute the world's fifth-largest organized religion, to its founding principles.

The works of art include paintings, drawings, textiles, and metalwork. They are drawn from museum collections in India and the United States and private collections in Canada, the United Kingdom, and the United States. The essay and object texts provide keen insight into early Sikh devotion and examine the works of art in the context of the North Indian cultural mix in which they were created.

About the Authors
B.N. Goswamy
is a distinguished art historian, specialising in the history of Indian art. He has lectured extensively in Europe, the United States and India. He is currently Professor Emeritus at the Panjab University.
Caron Smith has written extensively on Asian Art and is a frequent traveler to China and India. She is currently Consulting Curator for the Crow Collection of Asian Art.

Additional Information

Published in association with Rubin Museum of Art, New York.

 
 

Praise

"The book brings to life the closeness to the earth that the Sikhs have always felt."
The Tribune

 

 

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