Author: J S NekiPublisher: Bhai Vir Singh sahitya SadanYear: 2007Language: EnglishPages: 304ISBN/UPC (if available): N/A
This volume contains essays on different aspects of Guru Granth sahib and its context by eminent scholars from India and abroad, presented at an international seminar.Guru Granth Sahib is a distinctive holy book that teaches reverence for all religions. Guru Nanak Dev said: " Just as there is one sun that makes a variety of seasons, So too, there is One Creator and He makes for a variety of revelations.Today we talk of inter-faith dialogue as the essential means for achieving inter-religious peace. Guru Granth Sahib compiled several centuries back, not only affirms the need for inter-faith dialogue, but actually provides a model of inter-faith communication with its very corpus. It contains works not only of the Sikh Gurus, but also of even more numerous Hindu Bhaktas and Muslim Dervishes, thus making it a really pluralist scripture.In Guru Granth Sahib, we find the essence of the wisdom of that great period of philosophical ferment in India during which the Sikh Gurus, The Muslim Sufi Saints and the Hindu Bhaktas, tried to provide unifying message by emphasizing transcendental vision of the Ultimate. Much before the inception of ecumenical movement in the west, Guru Arjun Dev by compiling the Guru Granth Sahib clearly provided a model of inter-faith dialogue wherein he collated the teachings of all those saints who shared Guru Nanak's vision of unity of Godhead.
Introduction By J S NekiMessage from the President of IndiaWelcome address by Amrik SinghInaugural Address by the Prime-minister of IndiaTheme Paper by J S NekiAddress by Jaipal ReddyVote of ThanksPapers of the SeminarGuru Granth sahib and its Context / J S NekiGuru Granth Sahib Among World Scriptures / W Owen ColeMeeting of Minds as Envisioned by Sikh Gurus / J S NekiGuru Granth Sahib as Guru Eternal / Balwant Singh DhillonThe Notion of egalitarianism in Guru Granth Sahib / Rajesh GillWorld View of Guru Granth Sahib / Swami SwarupanandaThe Bhagavata Purana: The Text as God / shrivatsa GoswamiGuru Granth Sahib and Bhagavata Purana / J S NekiSikh Monotheism / I H Azad FaruqiGuru Granth Sahib and Upanishadic Thought / Jodh SinghLinguistics and Stylistics of Guru Granth Sahib / Prem SinghPoetics of Guru Granth Sahib / Gurbhagat SinghGuru Granth Sahib and Bhagat Namdev / Indranath ChoudhuriGuru Granth Sahib and Bhagat Ravi Das / Dharampal singhalGuru Granth Sahib and Baba Farid / Ahmad SalimGuru Granth Sahib in Comparative Perspective / M Darrol BryantMajor Social Concerns in Guru Granth Sahib / Imtiaz AhmadPolitical Concerns in Guru Granth Sahib / Prithpal Singh KapurGuru Granth Sahib and Peligios Pluralism / Dharam SinghWomen, the Soul and the Transcendent / Sudip MinhasReports on the Regional and International SeminarsOur ContributorsChairs and Co-Chairsrespondent