The authenticity of the Sikh scriptures and the principles laid down by the Gurus

To clarify all such misinterpretations



At Los Angeles

ON DECEMBER 10, 1988 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.



University Student Union (Small Auditorium)

Cal State University, Long Beach

Topics of Discussion

1, Sikhism — A Comparative Study

  1. Ethics of the Sikhs
  2. Misinterpretation of Sikhism in World Religions

4, Sikh Rehat Maryada and Sikh Symbols

  1. Capax in Imperii Scriptures, Tradition and “European” Critical Scholarship
  2. Founding of Khalsa
  3. Authenticity of Kartarpuri Bir
  4. Unity of Sikh Thought
  5. Janam Sakhis — Their Value
  6. Sikhism and Caste System:
  7. Grant of Guru Ship to Guru Granth Sahib
  8. Religious Doctrines Practiced by Gurus
  9. Militancy and Sikh Religion
  10. Singh Sabha Movement
  11. A Critique of Dr. W. H. McLeod’s Works on Sikhism

16, Prof. McLeod — A Theologian or a Peasant Sociologist

  1. Nit-Name in the Context of World Religions

The following scholars will be participating in the discussions: Dr. Noel King, Professor of Religion, U.C. Santa Cruz-Calif; Dr. James R. Lewis, Professor of Philosophy and Religion, Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina; Daljit Singh, Retd. I.A.S., Author of Sikhism, Ideology of the Sikhs and Authenticity of Kartarpuri Bir; Prof Jagjit Singh, Author of Sikh Revolution, In the Caravan of Revolution, Perspectives in Sikh Studies; Dr. Avtar Singh, Dean Academic Studies, Punjabi University, Patiala, author of Sikh Ethics; Dr. Madanjit Kaur, Head Dept. of Guru Nanak Studies, Guru Nanak University, Amritsar, author of The Golden Temple, Painter of the Divine-Sobha Singh, Prasharprashna Vaisakhi of Guru Gobind Singh, former Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Sikh Studies; Dr. Gobind Singh Mansukhani author of Introduction to Sikhism, Guru Gobind Singh the Cosmic Hero, Life of Guru Nanak and 17 other books; Prof. Surinder Singh Kohli, Former Dean of University Instructions, Punjab University,

Article extracted from this publication >> December 2, 1988