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Hymns of the Sikh Gurus

Hymns of the Sikh Gurus

Nikky-Guninder Kaur Singh
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Translated by Nikky-Guninder Kaur Singh
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The vision of Guru Nanak, the fifteenth-century founder of the Sikh faith, celebrated the oneness of the Divine that both dwells within and transcends the endless diversity of life. Guru Nanak’s immaculate vision inspired the rich and inclusive philosophy of Sikhism, which is reflected in this exquisite and highly acclaimed translation of poems from the religion’s most sacred texts: the Guru Granth Sahib, the principal sacred text of the Sikh religion, which consists of poems and hymns by Guru Nanak, his successors and Hindu and Islamic saints; and the Dasam Granth, a collection of devotional verses composed by the tenth Sikh Guru.
Poetry from these highly revered texts is heard daily and at rites of passage and celebration in Sikh homes and gurudwaras, carrying forward the Sikh belief in the oneness and equality of all humanity.

Imprint: India Penguin Classics

Published: Nov/2019

ISBN: 9780143449966

Length : 272 Pages

MRP : ₹350.00

Hymns of the Sikh Gurus

Nikky-Guninder Kaur Singh
,
Translated by Nikky-Guninder Kaur Singh

The vision of Guru Nanak, the fifteenth-century founder of the Sikh faith, celebrated the oneness of the Divine that both dwells within and transcends the endless diversity of life. Guru Nanak’s immaculate vision inspired the rich and inclusive philosophy of Sikhism, which is reflected in this exquisite and highly acclaimed translation of poems from the religion’s most sacred texts: the Guru Granth Sahib, the principal sacred text of the Sikh religion, which consists of poems and hymns by Guru Nanak, his successors and Hindu and Islamic saints; and the Dasam Granth, a collection of devotional verses composed by the tenth Sikh Guru.
Poetry from these highly revered texts is heard daily and at rites of passage and celebration in Sikh homes and gurudwaras, carrying forward the Sikh belief in the oneness and equality of all humanity.

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Nikky-Guninder Kaur Singh

Nikky-Guninder Kaur Singh is Crawford Professor and Chair of the department of Religious Studies at Colby College in the USA. Her books include The Guru Granth Sahib: its Physics and Metaphysics (1981), The Feminine Principle in the Sikh Vision of the Transcendent (1993), The Name of My Beloved: Verses of the Sikh Gurus (2001), now published in Penguin Classics as Hymns of the Sikh Gurus, The Birth of the Khalsa: (2005), Of Sacred and Secular Desire: An Anthology of Lyrical Writings from the Punjab (2012).

Translated by Nikky-Guninder Kaur Singh

Nikky-Guninder Kaur Singh was born in India, and went for high school to the USA. She received her BA in Philosophy and Religion from Wellesley College, her MA from the University of Pennsylvania, and her PhD from Temple University. She is the Crawford professor and chair of the department of religious studies at Colby College in the USA. From The Feminine Principle in the Sikh Vision of the Transcendent (Cambridge University Press, 1993) to her latest The First Sikh: The Life and Legacy of Guru Nanak by Penguin Viking (2019), Nikky Singh has been publishing extensively in the field of Sikh studies.

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