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Ginans are a vast corpus consisting of several hundred (indeed, by some estimates over a thousand) hymns or religious lyrics which have for long been a central part of the religious life of the Indian Nizari Ismaili Community, and of which they continue to form the living religious tradition. The literature is also shared by the Imamshahi community in Gujarat, who are believed to have split off from the Ismailis sometime in the 16th century. The term "ginan" is believed to derive from the Sanskrit jnan, an abstract noun, which may be variously rendered as "knowledge", "wisdom" or "cognition"(reminiscent, to some extent, of the Greek gnosis).                 ------------------ extract from www.iis.ac.uk

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Introduction to Ginans and Granth - Heritage Society - Ismaili.net |  GinanList - Heritage Society - Ismaili.net  |  Holy Ginan Resources - SalmanSpiritual.com  |  Ginans: A Tradition of Religious Poetry Amongst the Ismailis - The Institute of Ismaili Studies  |  Ginans.org Ginan Encyclopaedia  |  A Private Collection of Ginans

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