ISBN 9789384544294,Founder of the Khalsa: The Life and Times of Guru Gobind Singh

Founder of the Khalsa: The Life and Times of Guru Gobind Singh


Hay House India



Hay House India

Publication Year 2015

ISBN 9789384544294

ISBN-10 9384544299

Paper Back

Number of Pages 364 Pages
Language (English)

Literature fiction

Guru Gobind Singh ? Founder of the Khalsa; saint; warrior par excellence; poignant poet; philosopher; soulful human being - was the illustrious Tenth Guru of the Sikhs. This extensively researched book goes beyond the established events that broadly include the untimely assassination of Guru Teg Bahadur; Guru Gobind Singhs coronation; the battles of Bhangani and Nadaun; his stay in Paonta and Anandpur; and the historic creation of the Khalsa.
The book talks about other events that sought to widely establish the Khalsa including the battle of Nirmohgarh; the siege and evacuation of Anandpur; the battles of Chamkaur, Khidrana and Muktsar; his Zafarnama to Aurangzeb and subsequent meeting with Bahadur Shah Zafar in Agra.
Most importantly, it provides some unknown facts about the anointment of the holy book of the Sikhs - the Guru Granth Sahib as the eternal guiding light.
Guru Gobind Singhs prowess as a warrior of immense distinction is wellrecorded, besides his understanding of military strategy and execution; the book brings to light his love for literature, scriptures and languages, his philosophical, judicious and humane thought, and is a tribute to the great saint and seeks to outline the historical life, times and events of Guru Gobind Singh in intricate details