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How Nanak Shah Fakir exposes institutional crisis in Sikhism

Excommunicating the filmmaker cannot gloss over the decline.

If a PhD student was to write a thesis on the working of the Akal Takht over the past 10 years, the scholar's study would most likely be a damning dissertation on the highest seat of the Sikh temporal authority headquartered in Amritsar.

The controversy over filmmaker Harinder Singh Sikka's Nanak Shah Fakir, a biopic on Guru Nanak, has unwittingly served as an exegesis of the grave crisis engulfing Sikh religious institutions.

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