|This paper aims to understand the political philosophy of Guru Nanak and its contemporary|
relevance. It traces that philosophy by readings of the Guru’s bani in Guru Granth Sahib that have
a political focus. Having identified five salient political dimensions, these are theorized and
presented in the contemporary language of politics. The paper then contextualizes the origins of
these dimensions in history through a brief overview of some comparative events. Finally, it
examines the influence of the Guru’s philosophy in transforming many religio-political and sociocultural
aspects of history in India. The paper concludes by analyzing the continuing impact of Guru
Nanak’s political philosophy in terms of developing new potential for transforming people and
events in India and abroad.
Keywords: Guru Nanak, political philosophy, reform movements, contemporary politics.
The Political Philosophy of Guru Nanak and Its Contemporary Relevance by Sujinder Singh Sangha – Click the PDF icon to view, right click to save as.
|Sujinder Singh Sangha|
Former Principal and CEO of Stockton Riverside College (UK)