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Love & Justice: Week 2 - The Bhakti Movement

Wednesday
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3
June
2020

The Bhakti movement is key to understanding the historical environment Sikhi was founded in. Bhakti can be roughly translated to “devotion” and is a movement defined by the collected thoughts and writings of bhagats that contemplated the nature...

The Bhakti movement is key to understanding the historical environment Sikhi was founded in. Bhakti can be roughly translated to “devotion” and is a movement defined by the collected thoughts and writings of bhagats that contemplated the nature of divinity.

What is remembered today as the Bhakti movement began as a distinct spiritual trend against orthodoxy and divisive hierarchy in South Asia in the 8th century, originally in what is now present-day South India, and then spread onward.

This course is an immersive introduction into the principles of the Sikh faith told through the primary source of the Guru Granth Sahib and secondary historic texts on the life of Guru Nanak Sahib. This course has been created with an audience of young adults in mind.

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Asha Marie Kaur

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Asha Marie Kaur is a Research Assistant with SikhRI. She has a BA in Political Science and International Studies from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, where she was born and raised.

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