Guru Nanak: The Thinker and the Poet (Paperback)
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"He who regards all men as equals is religious." Insightful, compassionate, benevolent, Guru Nanak Dev was a scholar, teacher, mentor and guide. Both a man of God as well as of the people, he believed that religion was a means of bringing everyone together and upheld the equality of all human beings, whatever their caste, beliefs or gender.
Unusually spiritual even as a child, Guru Nanak stood up bravely against the social and religious rituals of his times. He travelled far and wide, in India and beyond, for more than 20 years to spread the message of peace and humanity. His sermons, songs and stories are recorded as hymns in the Guru Granth Sahib, the holy book of Sikhism, the faith he founded. This book brings together the extraordinary life of Guru Nanak and his most important sayings and beliefs. From his steadfast pursuit of truth and equality, and his love for all, you too can learn to be a little bit like Guru Nanak. -PLUS- * Flipbook-action page corners * Timeline: A chronology of Guru Nanak's life * The Japji Sahib * Bonus Quiz: How much do you know about Guru Nanak
About the Author
Astri Ghosh is a translator, journalist, teacher and performance artist based in Panjim, Goa. She translates from Hindi, Bengali and Urdu to Norwegian, and from Norwegian to Hindi and English. Some of the authors she has translated are Qurratulain Hyder, Lars Saabye Christensen and Per Pettersson. In Sanger fra Adigranth she translated a collection of hymns from Sikh scriptures. She is currently translating twelve contemporary plays of Henrik Ibsen to Hindi. She also coordinates jazz festivals, curates art exhibitions and poetry performances.