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The Sikhs epub ebook

by Patwant Singh

The Sikhs epub ebook

Author: Patwant Singh
Category: Other Eastern Religions & Sacred Texts
Language: English
Publisher: Rupa Publications India; First Edition (1 in numbert linre) edition (December 1, 2002)
Pages: 344 pages
ISBN: 8171676243
ISBN13: 978-8171676248
Rating: 4.8
Votes: 592
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Now, Patwant Singh gives us the compelling story of the Sikhs - their origins, traditions and beliefs, and more recent history.

Now, Patwant Singh gives us the compelling story of the Sikhs - their origins, traditions and beliefs, and more recent history. He shows how a movement based on tenets of compassion and humaneness transformed itself, of necessity, into a community that values bravery and military prowess as well as spirituality. We learn how Gobind Singh, the tenth and last Guru, welded the Sikhs into a brotherhood, with each man bearing the surname Singh, or "Lion," and abiding by a distinctive code of dress and conduct

FREE shipping on qualifying offers. Five hundred years ago, Guru Nanak founded the Sikh faith in India.

FREE shipping on qualifying offers. The Sikhs defied the caste system; rejected the authority of Hindu priests; forbade magic and idolatry; and promoted the equality of men and women - beliefs that incurred the wrath of both Hindus and Muslims. In the centuries that followed.

Sadly, Bhai Patwant Singh ji passed away on Saturday, August 8, 2009. He was born in New Delhi on March 28, 1925. He grew up and carried out his school and University education in Delhi. He began his career in the family business of building and engineering but soon merged these interests with his love for writing.

A great insight to the history of Sikhism,A 500 year journey well explained by Patwant Singh.

Five hundred years ago, Guru Nanak founded the Sikh faith in India  . A great insight to the history of Sikhism,A 500 year journey well explained by Patwant Singh. A must read for any one interested in understanding Sikhism and its roots and its current scenario.

Sikhism is one of the world's gentlest religions-a sort of eastern version of Anglicanism. In the centuries that followed, three of Nanak's nine successors met violent ends, and his people continued to battle hostile regimes.

PATWANT SINGH is one of India's leading writers on Indian history, politics and international affairs and the environment. His recent books include The Sikhs, The World According to Washington and The Second Partition: Fault-Lines in India's Democracy

PATWANT SINGH is one of India's leading writers on Indian history, politics and international affairs and the environment. His recent books include The Sikhs, The World According to Washington and The Second Partition: Fault-Lines in India's Democracy

INDARJIT SINGH ‘This book breaks through the barrier between the Sikh world and beyond. PATWANT SINGH was born in Delhi in 1925. On leaving school he worked in the family construction firm, which helped build Lutyens’ New Delhi in the 1930s.

INDARJIT SINGH ‘This book breaks through the barrier between the Sikh world and beyond. He is well known both in and outside India for his books and articles on India, international affairs and the environment.

Chand and C. New Delhi, 1964 Archer, . His recent books include The Sikhs, The World According to Washington and The Second Partition: Fault-Lines in India's Democracy. JYOTI RAI is a numismatist of international repute, possessing one f the most important collections of Sikh coins and a considerable archive on Sikh history. Read on the Scribd mobile app. Biographies Politicians & Historical Figures. To read this book, upload an EPUB or FB2 file to Bookmate.

When he founded the Sikh faith more than five hundred years ago, Guru Nanak sought a more humane path for a subcontinent wracked by centuries of continuous warfare. A religion that grew out of compassion and tolerance incurred the wrath of other faiths and was forced to transform itself into a community which placed military values alongside the spiritual. Patwant Singh's compelling account traces the history of the Sikhs from their genesis, to the inspiring leadership of the tenth Sikh guru that sowed the seeds of a Sikh state, ultimately resulting in the forging of a Sikh empire.
Reviews (7)
Anararius
An essential book in English about the Sikhs. Be aware however that this a history of the Sikh community from its origins, rather than an overall look at the Sikh religion. Its coverage of doctrine and practice is thinner than might be expected. Not surprisingly, the author concentrates on Sikh history in the Punjab and Delhi. Be prepared for plenty of appalling violence and gore! There is also lots of discussion about modern Indian politics and sectarian issues that concern Indian Sikhs, which may be of limited interest to some readers (but read this anyway).

Anyone planning to visit Amritsar will benefit greatly from having read this book; it will indeed transform one's experience of the Harmandir Sahib (the Golden Temple) and its surrounding complex.

Sikhism is expanding. It is said to have surpassed Judaism as the fifth largest world religion, and there is a growing number of non-Indian Sikhs. We need a good, modern general survey in English about the religion and its individualistic followers. In the meantime, this book is a great place to start reading about the Sikhs. Guru Nanak, guide us!

Billy Granson
The detail of the research is incredible. The bibliography and the additional reading list are well researched. I read this to get a chronological perspective of the history and the book does a great job. I personally experienced the final parts of the book and I agree with the data and the conclusions. I am a Jat Sikh and the book accurately portrays the class divide that is prevalent in the Sikhs. Great job Patwant Singh.

Prinna
I found this book to be extremely informative. It provides a historic overview of the Sikh religion and culture. The author tells of both triumphs and failures in a clear manner. General Sikh beliefs and values are explained. He also provides insight into how religion & politics were mixed and used in the creation of Pakistan and an independent India after British colonial rule. The author, a Sikh himself, is not a propagandist and while very proud of his faith & culture, will admit to both past & ongoing issues within the Sikh community. He also avoids disrepecting other faiths and cultures.

Tuliancel
Patwant Singh provides a thumbnail of Sikh religious and political developments from the 15th century to the present. I found the last two chapters particularly instructive given America's current Middle East challenges. The resentment created by colonial powers on indigenous societies and the irresistible urge for fledgling democracies to abuse state powers are amply described. A glossary of Indian terms, which were adequately explained for an English reading audience within the text would have been helpful.

Modar
Very detailed Sikh events especially between 1700 and 1947 year. Unfortunately it did not continue into the 21st century. It is written as a research scholar rather than a preacher.

Morlurne
Great book and especially the earlier parts.

Jesmi
A must for every Sikh and for folks who are interested in Religion studies. Provides basic principles of Sikhism especially the message of Universal Brotherhood and equality of woman and man.

Very well written, easy to read, concise. Don't expect a neutral opinion of the Sikhs from another Sikh, though, and Mr Singh is somewhat bitter

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