Subscribe for Newsletters and Discounts
Be the first to receive our thoughtfully written
religious articles and product discounts.
Your interests (Optional)
This will help us make recommendations and send discounts and sale information at times.
By registering, you may receive account related information, our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. Please read our Privacy Policy for details.
.
By subscribing, you will receive our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. All emails will be sent by Exotic India using the email address info@exoticindia.com.

Please read our Privacy Policy for details.
|6
Your Cart (0)
Share our website with your friends.
Email this page to a friend
Books > Hindu > Guru Nanak (Makers of Indian Literature)
Displaying 6262 of 7134         Previous  |  NextSubscribe to our newsletter and discounts
Guru Nanak (Makers of Indian Literature)
Pages from the book
Guru Nanak (Makers of Indian Literature)
Look Inside the Book
Description

 

About The Book:

 

Guru Nanak (1469-1539), the founder of the Sikh faith, was among the great spiritual teachers of medieval India. His mission was to reconcile the warring faiths, whose mutual conflict had reduced the state of society in India to a sorry spectacle. His message was to seek behind rituals and conventional appearance the core of each faith, the essence of God-consciousness, the way to a noble life and the brotherhood of man. Tolerance towards other faiths, compassion for the suppressed and a passionate plea for a just society are his basic tenets. He remains pre-eminent in his vision of an integrated life of action, spiritually and ethically directed, and of a society purged of the evil both of a selfish priest craft and grasping temporal overlords.

 

About The Author:

 

Guru Nanak's teaching, preserved in the form of devotional poetry in medieval Hindi and Punjabi, sung in various ragas, form a valuable part of the total heritage of Indian literature.

Prof. Gurbachan Singh Talib (b. 1911) is a distinguished scholar, writer an critic in Punjabi and English, and has been associated with many learned bodies. His published works include An Pachhate Rah and Punjabi Vartak in Punjabi and Guru Nanak - His Personality and Vision, Selections from the Holy Granth, Japuji - the Immortal Prayer Chant, and Guru Teg Bahadur - Martyr and Teacher in English. Prof Talib presents this monograph mainly for the benefit of non-Punjabi readers.

Preface

The selection in English rendering, included in this book, is arranged under several themes. The introductory note given in the beginning will help in a closer understanding and appreciation of their content. To the Indian reader, familiar with the main postulates of Indian philosophy and the tradition of Bhakti, these should not present much difficulty. Even otherwise, they hold universal ethical and spiritual appeal and should easily be grasped.

The renderings from the original sacred texts are the work of the present writer. While remaining close in detailed exposition to the original, they are sought to be given what felicity of expression has been possible in the medium of an alien language, so different in structure and idiom from the Indian languages. The context in each case refers to the raga, or bani (composition) under which particular piece has been included in the Granth Sahib, the sacred Scripture of Sikh faith. The page references are to the 1430-page standard printed edition of this Scripture.

 

CONTENTS

  Preface   7
1. Life and Teaching   9
2. Guru Nanak as Reconciler of Faiths   18
3. The Vision Sublime of the Supreme Being   22
4. The Principle Composition of Guru Nanak   29
5. Language and Influence   35
6. Guru Nanak as Poet   40
7. The Moral Quest   43
8. The Voice of Compassion   49
9. The Social Conscience   55
10. The Heart Throbbing for India   63
11. Ecstasy of Divine Love   68
12. On Yoga   74
13. The Path of Spiritual Ascent
Pronunciation Key
Bibliography
  78
85
86

Sample Page


Click Here To View All Titles In This Series

Click Here for More Books Published By Sahitya Akademi

Guru Nanak (Makers of Indian Literature)

Item Code:
IDD925
Cover:
Paperback
Edition:
2001
Publisher:
ISBN:
81-7201-886-2
Language:
English
Size:
8.6" X 5.6"
Pages:
88
Other Details:
Weight of the Book 138 gms
Price:
$6.50   Shipping Free
Look Inside the Book
Add to Wishlist
Send as e-card
Send as free online greeting card
Guru Nanak (Makers of Indian Literature)

Verify the characters on the left

From:
Edit     
You will be informed as and when your card is viewed. Please note that your card will be active in the system for 30 days.

Viewed 8084 times since 5th Dec, 2010

 

About The Book:

 

Guru Nanak (1469-1539), the founder of the Sikh faith, was among the great spiritual teachers of medieval India. His mission was to reconcile the warring faiths, whose mutual conflict had reduced the state of society in India to a sorry spectacle. His message was to seek behind rituals and conventional appearance the core of each faith, the essence of God-consciousness, the way to a noble life and the brotherhood of man. Tolerance towards other faiths, compassion for the suppressed and a passionate plea for a just society are his basic tenets. He remains pre-eminent in his vision of an integrated life of action, spiritually and ethically directed, and of a society purged of the evil both of a selfish priest craft and grasping temporal overlords.

 

About The Author:

 

Guru Nanak's teaching, preserved in the form of devotional poetry in medieval Hindi and Punjabi, sung in various ragas, form a valuable part of the total heritage of Indian literature.

Prof. Gurbachan Singh Talib (b. 1911) is a distinguished scholar, writer an critic in Punjabi and English, and has been associated with many learned bodies. His published works include An Pachhate Rah and Punjabi Vartak in Punjabi and Guru Nanak - His Personality and Vision, Selections from the Holy Granth, Japuji - the Immortal Prayer Chant, and Guru Teg Bahadur - Martyr and Teacher in English. Prof Talib presents this monograph mainly for the benefit of non-Punjabi readers.

Preface

The selection in English rendering, included in this book, is arranged under several themes. The introductory note given in the beginning will help in a closer understanding and appreciation of their content. To the Indian reader, familiar with the main postulates of Indian philosophy and the tradition of Bhakti, these should not present much difficulty. Even otherwise, they hold universal ethical and spiritual appeal and should easily be grasped.

The renderings from the original sacred texts are the work of the present writer. While remaining close in detailed exposition to the original, they are sought to be given what felicity of expression has been possible in the medium of an alien language, so different in structure and idiom from the Indian languages. The context in each case refers to the raga, or bani (composition) under which particular piece has been included in the Granth Sahib, the sacred Scripture of Sikh faith. The page references are to the 1430-page standard printed edition of this Scripture.

 

CONTENTS

  Preface   7
1. Life and Teaching   9
2. Guru Nanak as Reconciler of Faiths   18
3. The Vision Sublime of the Supreme Being   22
4. The Principle Composition of Guru Nanak   29
5. Language and Influence   35
6. Guru Nanak as Poet   40
7. The Moral Quest   43
8. The Voice of Compassion   49
9. The Social Conscience   55
10. The Heart Throbbing for India   63
11. Ecstasy of Divine Love   68
12. On Yoga   74
13. The Path of Spiritual Ascent
Pronunciation Key
Bibliography
  78
85
86

Sample Page


Click Here To View All Titles In This Series

Click Here for More Books Published By Sahitya Akademi

Post a Comment
 
Post Review
Post a Query
For privacy concerns, please view our Privacy Policy

Related Items

Kal Taran Guru Nanak Aaya, Nanak Naam Jahaz hai <br>(Shabad Gurbani) (Audio CD)
Saregama (2003)
Item Code: ICD072
$22.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Nanak Dukhiya Sab Sansar (DVD)
Dara Singh
Eagle Home Entertainment Pvt. Ltd.(2010)
Approx 139 Mins
Item Code: IZZ384
$22.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Nanak Naam Charhdi Kala (Audio CD)
Deal 15% Off
Bhai Gopal Singh Ragi, Music K.S. Narula
Saregama (1999)
Item Code: ICA083
$22.00$18.70
You save: $3.30 (15%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Rudra: Namaka & Chamaka: Meaning for All Mantras plus Commentary (MP3)
Auro Nada (2006)
3 Hours
Item Code: ICZ056
$22.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Guru Nanak Dev’s: Japji Sahib Five Pauris (MP3)
Swami Swaroopananda
Chinmaya Mission
Item Code: ICT108
$22.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
The Faithful: Namak Halaal (DVD)
Prakash Mehra
Shemaroo (2008)
173 Minutes
Item Code: ICR336
$22.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Nanak Aaya - Anandmurti Gurumaa (Audio CD)
Anandmurti Gurumaa
Mystica Music (2005)
40:31 Minutes
Item Code: ICP072
$22.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Satguru Nanak Teri Lila Niyari (MP3 Audio)
Lal Chand Yamla Jatt , Karamjit Dhuri & Others
Saregama (2007)
Item Code: ICJ030
$12.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Guru Nanak and Indian Religious Thought
Item Code: NAM214
$25.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Guru Nanak (The Enlightened Master)
by Sreelata Menon
Paperback (Edition: 2011)
Puffin Books
Item Code: NAG498
$10.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now

Testimonials

Thank you very much for keeping such an exotic collection of Books. Keep going strong Exotic India!!!
Shweta, Germany
I am very thankful to you for keeping such rare and quality books, DVDs, and CDs of classical music and even Dhrupad which is almost unbelievable. I hope you continue to be this good in your helpfulness. I have found books about rare cultural heritage such as Kodava samaj, Dhrupad and other DVDs and CDs in addition to the beautiful sarees I have from your business, actually business is not the right word, but for lack of a word I am using this.
Prashanti, USA
Shiva Shankar brass statue arrived yesterday. It´s very perfect and beautiful and it was very carefully packed. THANK YOU!!! OM NAMAH SHIVAYA
Mª Rosário Costa, Portugal
I have purchased many books from your company. Your packaging is excellent, service is great and attention is prompt. Please maintain this quality for this order also!
Raghavan, USA
My order arrived today with plenty of time to spare. Everything is gorgeous, packing excellent.
Vana, Australia
I was pleased to chance upon your site last year though the name threw me at first! I have ordered several books on Indian theatre and performance, which I haven't found elsewhere (including Amazon) or were unbelievably exorbitantly priced first editions etc. I appreciate how well you pack the books in your distinctive protective packaging for international and domestic mailing (for I order books for India delivery as well) and the speed with which my order is delivered, well within the indicated time. Good work!
Chitra, United Kingdom
The statue has arrived today. It so beautiful, lots of details. I am very happy and will order from you shop again.
Ekaterina, Canada.
I love your company and have been buying a variety of wonderful items from you for many years! Keep up the good work!
Phyllis, USA
The Lakshmi statue arrived today and it is beautiful. Thank you so much for all of your help. I am thrilled and she is an amazing statue for my living room.
Susanna, West Hollywood, CA.
I received my ordered items in good condition. I appreciate your excellent service that includes a very good collection of items and prompt delivery service arrangements upon receiving the order.
Ram, USA
TRUSTe
Language:
Currency:
All rights reserved. Copyright 2017 © Exotic India