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The Book Of Nanak

The Book Of Nanak

NAVTEJ SARNA
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Guru Nanak was deeply spiritual from an early age, having being born into a society caught in the throes of orthodoxy and ritualism. The ills of child marriage, infanticide and a rigid caste system had further crippled his people. The outpouring of Nanak’s faith evolved into the universal message of the omnipresence and existence of one God, of true love, equality and compassion, which appealed to Hindus and Muslims alike.
Drawing upon the various myths and legends contained in anecdotal biographies and placing them in as precise a historical framework as possible, The Book of Nanak traces the chronology of the main events of Nanak’s life. It sheds new light on Guru Nanak’s message and includes translations of some of his hymns, which continue to inspire people the world over.

Imprint: India Penguin

Published: Nov/2016

ISBN: 9780143066934

Length : 160 Pages

MRP : ₹250.00

The Book Of Nanak

NAVTEJ SARNA

Guru Nanak was deeply spiritual from an early age, having being born into a society caught in the throes of orthodoxy and ritualism. The ills of child marriage, infanticide and a rigid caste system had further crippled his people. The outpouring of Nanak’s faith evolved into the universal message of the omnipresence and existence of one God, of true love, equality and compassion, which appealed to Hindus and Muslims alike.
Drawing upon the various myths and legends contained in anecdotal biographies and placing them in as precise a historical framework as possible, The Book of Nanak traces the chronology of the main events of Nanak’s life. It sheds new light on Guru Nanak’s message and includes translations of some of his hymns, which continue to inspire people the world over.

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NAVTEJ SARNA

Navtej Sarna is a diplomat and writer. A member of the Indian Foreign Service since 1980, he has served in various diplomatic capacities in Moscow, Poland, Bhutan, Geneva, Iran, Washington D.C. and Israel, and has the distinction of being India's longest-serving Foreign Office spokesperson. He was India's high commissioner to the UK before being appointed ambassador to the USA in 2016.
His books include the novels We Weren't Lovers like That and The Exile; non-fiction works Folk Tales of Poland and Second Thoughts; a short story collection, Winter Evenings; and two books of translations, Zafarnama (Guru Gobind Singh) and Savage Harvest (Mohinder Singh Sarna). His short stories have been broadcast over the BBC World Service and he contributes regularly to journals and newspapers, including the Times Literary Supplement, the London Magazine, The Hindu, India Today and Outlook.