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Author: J S Grewal
Publisher: Panjab University
ISBN/UPC (if available): N/A
One of the significant features of Indian culture is capacity to absorb different trends, blend them into a composite whole, and to maintain unity and diversity. Among the finest fruits of this process of cultural synthesis has been rise of Sikhism. Guru Nanak not merely imbibed various teachings of Hinduism and Islam, but his own teachings have a quality of their own whose mark on the personality of India remains very deep.
Dr Grewal renders a great service to the study of Indian history by presenting a study of Guru Nanak and his place in Indian history. He has discussed the political, social and religious background of the rise of Sikhism and has analyzed the religious and social content of Guru Nanak's teachings.
This book, Guru Nanak in History, is a study of the role which Guru Nanak assumed for himself and the legacy which he left to his successors. The first part of this study is devoted to the political, social and religious milieu of Guru Nanak on the assumption that it is necessary to know something of his times in order to understand the full significance of his life and work.
The book gives an interpretation of Guru Nanak’s mission in a broad historical perspective. It is divided into two parts. The first part deals with the political, social and religious environment of Guru Nanak, and the second with his response to this milieu. The epilogue outlines the response of Guru Nanak’s successors to his mission. The author has brought a certain freshness of approach to the subject.
PART - I
PART - II
Contemporary Politics and Guru Nanak
Contemporary Society and Guru Nanak
Contemporary Religion and Guru Nanak
The Goal and the Path