The merchant gurus: Sikhism and the development of the medieval Khatri merchant family

  title={The merchant gurus: Sikhism and the development of the medieval Khatri merchant family},
  author={Hardip Singh Syan},
  journal={The Indian Economic and Social History Review},
  pages={303 - 330}
  • Hardip Singh Syan
  • Published 1 July 2014
  • History
  • The Indian Economic and Social History Review
In the history of Sikhism it has been firmly established that the Khatri caste played a significant role in the development of the medieval Sikh community. Moreover, the Khatris in the Mughal period grew into a prominent commercial and scribal caste. However it has never been considered why Sikhism, in the context of the Khatri’s medieval commercial expansion, attracted a large Khatri following. In this article I endeavour to explore the appeal of Sikhism to the medieval Khatri community by… 
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