The Sikhs


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In this beautiful book, Patwant Singh provides interesting 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. Also mentions how the tenth Guru Gobind Singh 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. He tells of Banda the Brave's daring conquests, which sowed the seeds of a Sikh state, and how the enlightened ruler Ranjit Singh fulfilled this promise by founding a Sikh empire.

Published: 2002
Pages: 312
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Rupa