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Dr. Ernst Breisach
Sikhism is a religion borne out of northern India in the 15th Century. In its five centuries of existence, the community has experienced the full gamut of possibilities in regards to its relative position within its homeland — the Punjab. Sikhism grew out of the religious and social institutions that existed at the time and raised itself to become the ruling community of the Punjab. This, however, would be short-lived, as the Sikhs eventually lost power to the British. During the last 50 years they have struggled to define themselves within an independent state of India.
Dugan, Michael J., "The Sikhs: A Historical and Cultural Account" (1992). Honors Theses. 1436.
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