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Exploring Death in Salok Mahala 9

Wednesday
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March
2021

Jasleen Kaur talks about how death is a thing we all must do. But we are deeply afraid of it.

Jasleen Kaur talks about how death is a thing we all must do. But we are deeply afraid of it.

In classically religious Sikh and non-Sikh understandings, and even in non-religious understandings, death is personified as an aggressive thing that snatches us away, drags us by our hair, beats us over the head. It is merciless. It is violent. We dread it. Where does this understanding come from?

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Jasleen Kaur

Research Associate

Jasleen Kaur is a Research Associate at the Sikh Research Institute. She has received a Religious Studies B.A./M.A. from the University of Virginia, focusing on South Asian Religions through the lens of literature and poetry.

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