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Sri Dasam Granth Q and A

Sri Dasam Granth Q and A

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Sri Dasam Granth Sahib
 
The Second Canon of the Sikhs
A scientific and methodological response to distortions,exaggerations, fantasies, conspiracy theories and lies onSri Dasam Granth
 
 www.sridasamgranth.com www.patshahi10.org  2
PrefacePrefacePrefacePreface
 
The sacred
 Banee
of Sri Guru Gobind Singh Sahib has guided the Khalsa for the last 300 yearsand is part and parcel of the Sikh psyche. Sri Dasam Granth of Sri Guru Gobind Singh Sahib isthe second most respected scripture of the Sikhs after Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji. In addition of being the source of the Banees of Sikh Baptism (Amrit Sanchar), Daily Prayer (Nitnem) andArdas, Sri Dasam Granth Sahib is also the only source from where the terminologies, phrasesand concepts of the Khalsa are derived. Some prominent examples are, 'Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh','Deg Teg Fateh', 'Bipran Ki Reet', 'Panth', 'Khalsa', 'Khanda', 'Kirpan', 'Sarab-loh', 'Dharam-Yudh' etc.Recently there have been some theories that are being peddled that the
 Banee
of the TenthGuru is actually the creation of the British. This conspiracy theory was first propagated by oneDr Jasbir Singh Mann, a self acclaimed scholar of Sri Dasam Granth. Concocting this faketheory he claimed that Sri Dasam Granth was made by
 Mahants
of Patna,
 Nirmalas
and theBritish. This mixture of fiction and fantasy has been the most absurd theory on Sikh history.With the aim of laying such absurd theories to rest, this document has been jointly prepared bywww.sridasamgranth.comandwww.patshahi10.org 
 
 www.sridasamgranth.com www.patshahi10.org  3
TableofTableofTableofTableofKnowledgeKnowledgeKnowledgeKnowledge
 
1.1.1.1.Doesany18thcenturysourcestatethattherewasacontroversyaboutSri
DasamGranth 
,alsoknownas
DasamPatshahkaGranth
orBookoftheTenthKing?........................................................................................42.2.2.2.IsittruethattheDasamGranthappearedonlyin19
th
centuryandnocopyofDasamGranthexistedinPunjaborDelhiareain18
th
century?....43.3.3.3.IsitcorrectthatDasamGranthwasfirstintroducedinliteraturebyMalcolmin1810ADinhisbooktitled“SketchofTheSikhs”?..................54.4.4.4.IsthereanyevidenceinhistorythatrevealsthatBritishintentionallyassistedincreationandpromotionof“DasmiPatshahiKaGranth”orDasamGranthtogainentryintoPunjabandexpandtheirKingdomforMissionaryandPoliticalPurpose?............................................................55.5.5.5.IsthereanyinternalevidenceshowingthedatewhenDasamGranthwaswritten?.............................................................................................56.6.6.6.IsthereanyevidencethatshowsthatBritishintroducedDasamGranthtostriptheSikhsofthespiritofindependenceandwarfare?....................67.7.7.7.IsittruethataNirmalapriestAtmaRamofCalcuttaworkedwithMahantsatPatnatocreate,compileandpromotethisGurmukhiGranthtitled“DasmiPatshahiKaGranth”inDevnagri?.......................................68.8.8.8.IsittruethatChhand201inAkalUstatwhichreadsas
 AtmaUchrio 
&fourChhands126-130inGianPrabodhwereinfactwrittenbyAtmaRam?.......................................................................................................79.9.9.9.IsittruethatDasamGranthwasnotusedbySRMcommitteewhentheycomposedSikhRehatMaryada?......................................................810.10.10.10.SikhRehatMaryadasanctifiedbyGuruPanthrecommendsreadingof"Bentichaupaionlyuptoendofhymn'DustdokhtaylohBachai"(401)."Whytheyleft402,403,Aril,404and405hymnsaspresentinPublishedDasamGranthandvariousotherhandwrittenmanuscripts?...................911.11.11.11.IsitcorrectthatbaneeofSriGuruGranthSahibisthesolecanontoacceptanyideaandconceptoftheSikhs?...............................................9

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