The Cherished Five in Sikh History
A most incisive and intriguing exploration of the iconic 'Panj Piare', the Cherished Five. As he microscopically sifts through a wide range of Sikh historical and literary sources, Fenech telescopically studies the broader social, cultural and historical forces from the Indic tradition that influence this foundational institution associated with Guru Gobind Singh. Fenech’s kaleidoscopic perspective reveals the Cherished Five as a dynamic phenomenon perpetually being reenacted, renewed, and reinforced in Sikh life. Indeed, a splendidly thoughtful and thought-provoking contribution to Sikh history and to the study of religion at large.