Author: Sondeep ShankerGurbachan Singh/Publisher: Roli BooksYear: 1998Language: EnglishPages: 95ISBN/UPC (if available): 8174360379
Vividly illustrated by pictures, this book helps to understand the cultural ethos, philosophy and way of life of a people whose highest spiritual authority rests in the 'Sri Guru Granth Sahib. In this lucidly written account of one of the world's youngest faiths, the author gives an introduction to the history, customs and practices of the Sikh people. It narrates the origin of this unique faith at the hands of a man with a vision and extraordinary intelligence and traces its evolution over a span of more two centuries under the guidance of Ten gurus, religious heads who showed the way to the Sikh people. The book briefly leads its readers on a journey through the experiences and teachings of the gurus, the philosophy and the festivals of the Sikhs, who like other faiths delicately nurture their own beliefs and mores. It is punctuated by passages from the Sikh scriptures and describes some important ceremonies and rituals.