Hymns of the Sikh Gurus (Paperback)

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Hymns of the Sikh Gurus (Paperback)



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.

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.
Product Details ISBN: 9780143449966
ISBN-10: 0143449966
Publisher: India Penguin Classics
Publication Date: November 8th, 2019
Pages: 272
Language: English