Sri Guru Arjan Dev Jee – A Short Biography

Sri Guru Arjan Dev Jee - A Short Biography
Sri Guru Arjan Dev Jee (1563 – 1605) was the fifth Sikh Guru and was pivotal in institutionalising the fledging faith. He constructed the most important Gurdwara for the Sikhs in Harmander Sahib, also commonly referred to as the Golden Temple of Amritsar. He authored many hymns and made the first collection of Sikh scripture in the Sri Aadh Granth Sahib. He was the first martyr of the Sikhs, he was tortured to death in the most inhumane manner, as he would not heed to the tyranny of the Mughal Empire. He was humble, poetic, peaceful and inspirational.
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The Ādi Granth, or the Holy Scriptures of the Sikhs: Trasnslated from the Original Gurmukhī, with Introductory Essays (Classic Reprint)

The Ādi Granth, or the Holy Scriptures of the Sikhs: Trasnslated from the Original Gurmukhī, with Introductory Essays (Classic Reprint)
Excerpt from The Ādi Granth, or the Holy Scriptures of the Sikhs: Trasnslated From the Original Gurmukhī, With Introductory Essays

After I had gone through the Granth in this wearisome way and pre pared my tools, I returned to Europe in the spring of the year 1872, and began to write down the translation for the press. I had thus to do the work twice, but I saw, under the disadvantages under which I had been labouring, no other way open, if I wished to lay down a solid foundation and to give a translation which should be of any scientific value.

That in many passages, even after all the trouble I have taken, my translation may partly prove deficient, I fully allow, and in a first attempt on such a vast field, which has hitherto hardly been touched, this will appear natural enough to any man, who is conversant with the peculiar difficulties of such an undertaking.

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Walking with Nanak

Walking with Nanak
Haroon Khalid’s lifelong fascination with Guru Nanak was reignited when he came upon Baburbani, a poem written by the saint. This and the discovery that Guru Nanak spent a large part of his life in Pakistan, inspired Khalid to undertake a journey that he hoped would help him learn more about the revered founder of Sikhism. In this wonderful paean to Guru Nanak, Khalid describes his travels across the length and breadth of Pakistan as he visits the many Gurudwaras and other locales associated with the saint, delving into their history and musing about their place and significance in a Muslim country. But this book is not merely a story about Gurudwaras, it is also a re-telling of the story of Nanak the son, the poet, the wanderer, the father, the friend. Sifting through the stories of his miracles and poetry, we emerge with a picture of Nanak, the man. Also exploring the histories of all the subsequent Gurus after Nanak, the book traces the story of how an unorganized spiritual movement evolved into the institutionalized Khalsa of Guru Gobind Singh. Through the journeys of all the Gurus, the book describes how Nanak the poet became Guru Nanak the saint., About the Author: Haroon Khalid has an academic background in Anthropology from the Lahore University of Management and Sciences (LUMS). He has been a travel writer and freelance journalist since 2008, travelling extensively around Pakistan and documenting its historical and cultural heritage. He has written for several newspapers and magazines, including The News, Express Tribune, The Friday Times and Himal. Born and raised in Lahore, he now lives in Islamabad with his wife and works as an educationist. This is his third book.
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Walking with Nanak

Walking with Nanak
Haroon Khalid’s lifelong fascination with Guru Nanak was reignited when he came upon Baburbani, a poem written by the saint. This and the discovery that Guru Nanak spent a large part of his life in Pakistan, inspired Khalid to undertake a journey that he hoped would help him learn more about the revered founder of Sikhism. In this wonderful paean to Guru Nanak, Khalid describes his travels across the length and breadth of Pakistan as he visits the many Gurudwaras and other locales associated with the saint, delving into their history and musing about their place and significance in a Muslim country. But this book is not merely a story about Gurudwaras, it is also a re-telling of the story of Nanak the son, the poet, the wanderer, the father, the friend. Sifting through the stories of his miracles and poetry, we emerge with a picture of Nanak, the man. Also exploring the histories of all the subsequent Gurus after Nanak, the book traces the story of how an unorganized spiritual movement evolved into the institutionalized Khalsa of Guru Gobind Singh. Through the journeys of all the Gurus, the book describes how Nanak the poet became Guru Nanak the saint., About the Author: Haroon Khalid has an academic background in Anthropology from the Lahore University of Management and Sciences (LUMS). He has been a travel writer and freelance journalist since 2008, travelling extensively around Pakistan and documenting its historical and cultural heritage. He has written for several newspapers and magazines, including The News, Express Tribune, The Friday Times and Himal. Born and raised in Lahore, he now lives in Islamabad with his wife and works as an educationist. This is his third book.
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