ISBN 9788172340506,The Sikh Heritage

The Sikh Heritage


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Prakash Book Depot

Publication Year 2005

ISBN 9788172340506

ISBN-10 8172340508

Hard Back

Number of Pages 164 Pages
Language (English)

Religion & Culture

The Sikh Heritage is a pathbreaking attempt that collates the livesand times of the ten Sikh Gurus, their work and philosophies, and theirachievements in history. While Sikhism developed and flourished recently, itsnuances have not been fully absorbed in all sections of society. The author's attempt in the book has been to combine this element as practised by the tenGurus along with accounts of Maharaja Ranjit Singh, who was one of the pivotalcharacters from history to shape the mindsets of the Sikh community. She alsobrings light to bear on the importance, within the Sikh cultural and religiousheritage, of shabads or hymns and the Adi Granth, the book of learning thatdefines the Sikh way of living in the absence of idols or images of God. Alongwith this she also brings reference to the Gurbani, the Gurmat (or thought), theGuru ka Langar through which the devout and the hungry are fed in a service akinto serving God, as also the community's architectural heritage, best representedthrough the Golden Temple in Amritsar. Fully illustrated with rare miniaturepaintings and photographs of relics, the book is a visual treat.