Books by Eminent Sikh and Punjabi Authors - Free E-books AvailableThere are a number of religious prohibitions in Sikhism. Not all Sikh-identified people subscribe to these prohibitions. The Sahajdhari Sikhs reject most of the prohibitions, including trimming of hair Kesh. Some young Sikhs are now cutting their hair to the dismay of spiritual leaders. Nihang Sikhs of Punjab, who are defenders of historic Sikh shrines, are an exception and consume an intoxicant called bhang cannabis sativa , opium and other narcotics to help in meditation    saying that it is puratan maryada Punjabi for "old tradition". Bhang is common in India; according to a legend, even the Hindu God Shiva was fond of bhang and it became his favourite food.
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A History of the Sikhs: Volume 1: 1469-1839
Sikhism began over years ago in an area called the Punjab in India. It was founded by a man called Guru Nanak and is based on what he taught people. There are over 25 million Sikhs all over the world, although most still live in India. Sikhism is the world's fifth most-popular religion. Sikhs believe in one God who guides and protects them. Sikhs see everybody as an equal.