At the time when sikhism is attracting world wide notice, an online reference work embracing all essential facets of this vibrant. World gurudwaras will strive to be most comprehensive directory of historical gurudwaras and non historical gurudwaras around the world. Nanak volume 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 punjabi set of 5 sikh comics books. Find the top 100 most popular items in amazon books best sellers. Guru nanak this books explores the story of sikhisms founder from amar.
Sufi muslims and sikhs believe that the one creator permeates the creation. Then there are books about the eighteenth and nineteenth century sikh history. From colouring and activity books for children through the detailed books on sikh history, there is something here for everybody. In these 537 years, sikhs have endured through many tough times. They resulted in the conquest and annexation by the british of the punjab in northwestern india. Sikh historiography books history of sikh gurus books. Hew mcleod, the foremost contemporary historian of the sikhs, comprise an essential fourstep introduction to sikh affairs. Punjabi university patiala has long been known for its vivid contribution to sikh literature. I have found great books for the history of the 10 gurus, but im struggling to find books that talk about what happened in our history after that.
It is one of the youngest of the major world religions and the worlds fifth largest organized religion. Focusing particularly on the modern period, it provides a valuable introduction to contemporary sikh beliefs, devotional activity, and sacred space. The new edition updated to the present recounts the return of the community to the mainstream of national life. The sikh gurus had cordial relations with many muslim sufi saints, and in the sikh holy book, the guru granth sahib, many sufi and other muslim scholars quotes and wisdom are featured in december 1588, a sufi saint of lahore, mian mir, visited guru arjan dev at the initiation ceremony before the construction of the harmandir sahib. What are some good books to read about sikh history and lives of. The author was the first person to receive the doctorate in literature d. Sikh digital library 11 giani sant singh ji maskeen 10 kulbir singh thind 9 bhai jodh singh 8 dr. Khalsa store worlds largest online shopping store for. The etymology of the term gurdwara is from the words gur a reference to the sikh gurus and dwara gateway in gurmukhi, together meaning the gateway through which the guru could be reached. The khalsa was created by guru gobind singh ji in 1699. August, 1977 jarnail singh brar bhindranwale takes over as head of the dam dami taksal sikh seminary and launches amrit parchar sikh baptism campaign. What are some good books to read about sikh history and lives. Written in khushwant singhs trademark style to be accessible to a general, nonscholarly audience, the book is based on scholarly archival research.
Endearing letters of a young sikh boy written to his japanese pen pal, takuya, provide the ambiance for jessi kaurs delightful presentation of sikhism from the perspective of a child in dear takuya. In the introduction, the author traces a brief history of sikhism and sikh kingdom of maharaja ranjit singh. The high quality of flawless writing and brian johnstons eyecatching illustrations are an unbeatable combination in this delightful and heartwarming story offering glimpses of sikh life. It has been continuously publishing excellent books on sikh history, sikh philosophy, sikh gurus, guru granth sahib and promoting punjabi literature by publishing poetry and literature. It comprises guru nanak and the sikh religion, an analysis of the life and teachings of the first guru of the sikhs. Books in english about sikhs, sikh history, and the sikh experience the power and majesty of the sikh experience is difficult to explain in words. Books on sikh history sikhism kirtan sikh philosophy by.
Jun 06, 2010 punjabi university patiala has long been known for its vivid contribution to sikh literature. Sikhism was born in the punjab area of south asia, which now falls into the present day states of india and pakistan. The history of the sikhs, is about the history of sikhs. However, sikh political history may be said to begin in 1606 with the death of the fifth sikh guru, guru arjan dev.
I read the first half vol 1 of khuswant singhs book but i found it to be hard to follow, and had too many footnotes. Short books on sikhism the ten masters prof puran singh sikh gurus ks. However, events such as the verbal and physical attacks on sikhs just after september 11 indicated that sikhs were being mistaken for muslims, and suggests that the raising of sufficient and appropriate awareness about sikhism still needs to be addressed. Throughout his life, guru nanak was a religious leader and social reformer.
Buy sikh historiography books, history of sikh gurus books, sikh tradition books other sikh books from sikh book store singh brothers. Visit today for any type of sikh books or books on sikhism. Together the sikhs passed resolutions contained in this document. As khalsa, we spend these few short days on the planet earth as the sons and daughters of the most noble warrior who. Lots of books on lives and teachings of sikh gurus have been released online in hindi, english and punjabi. It also contained handwritten manuscripts of the guru granth sahib and hukumnamas containing signatures of sikh gurus. It would seem that traditionalists are unaware of ainslie embrees viewpoint that history must constantly be rewritten sikh studies, 1979. He was born in the village of talwandi, now called nankana sahib, near lahore in presentday pakistan. This book by khushwant singh give detailed information about history of sikhs. Guru nanak 14691539, the founder of sikhism, was born to mehta kalu and mata tripta in the village of talwandi, presentday nankana sahib, near lahore. World gurudwaras will strive to be most comprehensive directory of historical. In light of latest government guidelines, nonessential products are. In the below mentioned list i have used the following interesting, easy to understand, anyone can read and understand a bit higher level than but still one can easily understand needs higher concentration for highly intereste.
By the late 1990s sikhism was the worlds fifth largest faith and had some 175,000 u. Sikhism, religion and philosophy founded in the punjab region of the indian subcontinent in the late 15th century. Top illustrated childrens books about sikhism learn religions. Before its destruction, the library contained rare books and manuscripts on sikh religion, history, and culture. His nonfiction includes the classic two volume a history of the sikhs, a number of translations and works on sikh religion and culture, delhi, nature, current affairs and urdu poetry. Short books on sikhism gateway to sikhism foundation. Even the few famous women in our history are defined in relation to their men. The religious practices were formalised by guru gobind singh ji on april 1699. Recommended 1984 living history projects mission is to mark the watershed year of 1984 through capturing the stories of antisikh violence in india, while recognizing the survival and. Right from birth of sikhism via guru nanak devji and through all 10 gurus this book provides complete knowledge of sikh history. Mar 11, 2018 a baby prayerbook with sikhism themes is a great way to introduce your infant or toddler to a handson experience of learning about sikhism. This volume is an omnibus edition of four classic studies on the history and evolution of sikhs and sikhism, by one of the worlds leading scholars in this field.
The sikhs by patwant singh is a detailed overview of sikh history and tradition that reads like a captivating story. Sikhism is a distinct religion that originated in india in 1469 with the birth of guru nanak dev ji. Jasbir singh sarna 20 bhai gulab singh 14 giani sohan singh seetal bhai guriqbal singh 11 sikh digital library 11 giani sant singh ji maskeen 10 kulbir singh thind 9 bhai jodh singh 8 dr. Sikh missionary college 32 giani sohan singh seetal 21 prof.
According to sikh tradition, sikhism was established by guru nanak 14691539 and subsequently led by a succession of nine other gurus. In the early 21st century, there were nearly 25 million sikhs worldwide, the great majority of them living in punjab, according to the encyclopaedia britannica. I read this book because i am not from this religion and want to know not only about mine but also other religious faiths. As khalsa, we spend these few short days on the planet earth as the sons and daughters of the most noble warrior who has ever lived, the 10th guru of the sikhs, guru gobind singh ji. Jun 23, 2016 eleanor nesbitt, author of the very short introduction to sikhism, tells us 10 things we should know about sikhism. Singh brothers is a prominent company engaged in the publication and distribution of sikh books and punjabi literature books. Eleanor nesbitt, author of the very short introduction to sikhism, tells us 10 things we should know about sikhism. Jaswant singh neki 8 principal satbir singh 8 bhai randhir singh 7 chaman singh 7 dr.
Guru nanak 20 october 1469 7 may 1539 is the founder of sikhism and the first of the ten sikh gurus. According to author, the first sikh in britain, maharaja duleep singh, made a symbolic impact on british society when he arrived in 1854. Sikh gurus learn about the illustrious ten sikh gurus and their. The first war was precipitated by mutual suspicions and the turbulence of the sikh army.
Even a childrens book or illustrated book may be good. Online shopping for sikhism religion from a great selection at books store. Religious practices were formalised by guru gobind singh on 30 march 1699, when the guru initiated five people from a variety of social backgrounds, known as the panj piare beloved five to form a collective body of initiated. Lamps electric 10 pens 14 car hangings 41 photos megnatic 10 car photos 35 key rings 36 stickers 96 books. Mar 04, 2004 this volume is an omnibus edition of four classic studies on the history and evolution of sikhs and sikhism, by one of the worlds leading scholars in this field. Parvinder singh 7 principal harbhajan singh 7 daljeet singh 6 dr. His parents, mehta kalu and matta tripat, were hindus and belonged to the merchant caste. Stories highlighting universal values of helping others, compassion, prayer, courage, sharing, and the oneness of all people capture the hearts and imagination of children of all ages. History of punjab 1500 1858 sikh history from persian sources a history of the sikhs volume 1. The history of sikhism started with guru nanak dev ji. Life and wisdom of the greatest sikh gurus of india sikhism book 1 price. His latest novel, the sunset club, written when he was 95, was published by penguin books in 2010. The sikh times a timeline of sikh religious and political.
Books on sikh gurus in english, punjabi and hindi released. Sikh history books buy books on sikh history and punjab. This is a great opportunity for the sikhs world over to learn and know more about the lives of their sikh gurus and implement their teachings in day to day life. The central sikh library was then folded into the sikh reference library. At the time when sikhism is attracting world wide notice, an online reference work embracing all essential facets of this.
Puran singh 19 principal satbir singh 15 bhai randhir singh 14 bhai jodh singh 12 dodra sahib 12 dr. It has been usual to regard the sikhs as essentially hindu. A very short introduction by eleanor nesbitt, a history of the sikhs. Early sikh tradition, in which mcleod traces the origins of the janamsakhi style. Kharak singh 12 sodhi teja singh 12 giani gian singh ji 11 dr. What are some good books to read about sikh history and. I have found great books for the history of the 10 gurus, but im. The word sikh is derived from a sanskrit word meaning disciple, or one who learns both religions are monotheistic. The latter baptised five persons from different social backgrounds to form khalsa. Sikhism does contain many unique postulates and principles that are quite different from both hinduism and islam. There are some books that focus on specific periods of sikh history while others that provide an overview of the sikh history from 1469 the year of birth of sikhism with the birth of guru nanak dev ji till date. The guru granth is the history of the sikh soul, and its translation is to come through the great figure of the social reconstruction of human society as the khalsa, where shall reign love, and. The ten sikh gurus the ten gurus of sikhism sikhism was established by ten gurus, divine spiritual messengers or masters, over the period from 1469 to 1708 that is, over a period of 239 years. It also contained handwritten manuscripts of the guru granth sahib.
Life and wisdom of the greatest sikh gurus of india. Does anyone know an easy to read book about sikh history in english. Some 300,000 sikhs live in britain, and there are smaller communities in north america, australia, and singapore. Dec 01, 1984 the history of the sikhs, is about the history of sikhs. In the sikh history book it starts with the year 1469 birth of nanak. Cunningham 18121851, the author of a history of the sikhs 1848, observed. Short books on sikhism books gateway to sikhism foundation.
Jaswant singh neki 8 principal satbir singh 8 bhai randhir singh 7 chaman singh 7. Islam is an abrahamic religion founded in the arabian peninsula, while sikhism is a dharmic religion founded in the punjab region of the indian subcontinent. Looking at the prayerbook regularly helps to prepare baby for reading nitnem, required prayers, in later life. Mar 17, 2015 guru nanak 20 october 1469 7 may 1539 is the founder of sikhism and the first of the ten sikh gurus. Singhs work remains one of the most accessible and researched books on the history and evolution of the sikh community.
A timeline of the 10 gurus of sikh history learn religions. He was the first guru of the fifteenth century in the punjab region in the northern part of the indian subcontinent. Their full contributions as thinkers, poets and warriors unto themselves are eclipsed by the men they supported. Later it gives account of banda bahadur and rise and fall of khalsa army. The sikh religion has a following of over 20 million people worldwide and is one of the largest religions in the world. Sikh stories for children children of all faiths and religions will enjoy these stories of spiritual principles and consciousness. List of books and articles about sikhism online research. Books on sikh history sikhism kirtan sikh philosophy.2 454 215 1231 550 816 460 502 535 1281 500 6 949 218 96 121 265 818 1186 764 840 190 150 987 911 371 672 443 1590 1125 750 1453 1315 106 782 220 609 1409 511 550 163 312 197 568 1272