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Title: Shiromani gurdwara parbandhik committee: working and achievements (1925-1984)
Researcher: Singh, Jaspal
Guide(s): Dhanju, Jaspal Kaur
Dhillon, D S
Keywords: Shiromani Gurdwara Parbhandhik Committee
Sikh Gurdwaras Act
Gurudwara Reform Movement
Shiromani Akali Dal
Upload Date: 19-May-2011
University: Punjabi University
Completed Date: 2009
Abstract: The SGPC was constituted on November 15, 1920 A.D. By this time, the condition of the Gurdwaras was quite deplorable, as they had lost religious sanctity due to the corrupt and selfish Mahants, as they were interested in only in their own well being. The Sikhs never wanted their religious institutions to be governed by such elements that were neither sincere nor devoted to the Sikh community and their religion. Therefore, the formation of this body soon gathered importance and became quite prominent among the Sikhs. Though apparently a religious body, the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhik Committee since its birth has been articulating the socio-religious, cultural, economic as well as the political interests of the Sikhs, because these features of the society can not be divorced from each other. Not merely some of its office bearers and members have been politicians of accomplished and high repute but many of the veteran Sikh political leaders have also been taking keen interest in its affairs and activities related to various walks of life of the Sikh community. Being the supreme custodian of the Sikh Gurdwaras, the SGPC enjoys enormous power and prestige in the State of Punjab, particularly among the Sikh Community and also others in general. Doubtlessly, at present it is considered as the ‘mini-Parliament’ of the Sikhs. Looking to the significance of the existence of this body the present study has proved meaningful and of great worth, if we keep in mind the recent crises related to the identity of the Sikhs. Its working, contribution and achievements have given some definite direction to solve the present problems of socio-religious as well as of politicoeconomic significance.
Pagination: 305p.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10603/2086
Appears in Departments:Department of History

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