Popular Saints, Goddesses, and Village Sacred Sites: Rereading Sikh Experience in the Nineteenth Century

  title={Popular Saints, Goddesses, and Village Sacred Sites: Rereading Sikh Experience in the Nineteenth Century},
  author={Harjot Singh Oberoi},
  journal={History of Religions},
  pages={363 - 384}
  • H. Oberoi
  • Published 1 May 1992
  • History
  • History of Religions
The historiography of the Sikh experience in the nineteenth centuryby experience I mean the myths, rituals, and quotidian practices that constituted the Sikh tradition-is based on two principles, one of absence and the other of negation. The principle of absence (or what, following Salman Rushdie's recent work, Haroun and the Sea of Stories, may be described as the forces of the chupwalds, "silent ones") is commonly found in most historiographies.2 For instance, official Soviet historiography… 
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