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Symbolism in the Guru Granth Sahib: Introduction

Wednesday
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2022

The Guru Granth Sahib is a treasure trove of figurative expressions like imagery, symbolism, metaphors, and more. Contributors to The Guru Granth Sahib have entwined a range of such terms with their poetic revelations. 

The Guru Granth Sahib is a treasure trove of figurative expressions like imagery, symbolism, metaphors, and more. Contributors to The Guru Granth Sahib have entwined a range of such terms with their poetic revelations.

The expressions enliven the mystic and spiritual experiences that are otherwise inexpressible using language, thus making them more relatable to everyday people. Many of these expressions draw parallels to South-Asian day-to-day life, from nature to professions, faith, religion, and even politics.

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Surender Pal Singh

Senior Research Associate

Surender Pal Singh is a Senior Research Associate at the Sikh Research Institute. He holds a Master’s degree in Religious Studies and English. 

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