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Author: Khushwant Singh
Translator(s)/ Editors(s): Arpana Caur
ISBN/UPC (if available): 9780670082865
The Sikh religion was founded by Guru Nanak (1469 – 1539), who drew upon the teachings of Muslim Sufis and Hindu Bhaktas. In its purest form Sikhim is about unity, simplicity, equality and surrender (to God), and the verses of the Sikh Gurus- most of them included in the Granth Sahib – articulate this beautifully.
This elegantly illustrated edition contains a selection of verses from the Guru Granth Sahib and other sacred texts like Guru Tegh Bahadur’s Vairagmayi Bani and the Dasam Granth of Guru Gobind Singh.
Brilliantly translated by Khushwant Singh, leading scholar of Sikh history and culture and best – selling author, these moving mystical hymns retain the immediacy and the lyricism of the originals. In addition, vibrant and imaginative illustrations by Arpana Caur, one of India’s most celebrated artists, make this a collection to treasure.
There is one God.
He is the supreme truth.
He, the Creator, is without fear and without hate.
He, the Omnipresent, Pervades the Universe.
He is not born, Nor does he die to be born again.
By his grace shalt thou worship him.
ABOUT THE ILLUSTRATIONS:
Arpana Caur was born in 1954 in Delhi. Her works have been exhibited since 1974 in India and abroad, and can be found in museums of modern art in Delhi, Mumbai, Bhopal, Chandigarh, Victoria and Albert Museum and Bradford in the UK, Singapore, Dusseldorf, Hiroshima, Los Angeles and San Francisco. She is inspired by her mother Ajeet Cour’s writings, Gurbani, the Pahari miniature and Indian folk – art traditions. She has been a recipient of the Gold Medal in the sixth Triennele, apart from other awards and grants.
1. Guru Nanak
2. Guru Angad Dev
3. Guru Amar Das
4. Guru Ram Das
5. Guru Arjan Dev
6. Guru Tegh Bahadur
7. Guru Gobind Singh