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Select Sikh Scriptures (Volume III)

 
Kartar Singh Duggal (Compiler)
Synopsis The third in the four-part series of Select Sikh Scriptures, this volume is devoted to Guru Angad Dev, Guru Amar Das, Guru Ram Das, Guru Tegh Bahadur, and Bhaktas among whom more important are Kabir, Farid, Ravi Das and Namdev. Similarly, the Bhats are represented with Kal Sahar, Keerat, Mathura, Balwand and Satta. Thus with Guru Nanak Dev in the first volume and Guru Arjan Dev in the second volume, the present volume marks the completion of selections from Guru Granth Saheb. It provides a rare coverage of which there is hardly a parallel in the scriptural literature. Along with the Sikh Gurus, it incorporates compositions of men of God belonging to various castes and creeds, regions and avocations. Among them are Jaidev of Bengal, Surdas of Awadh, Namdev, Trilochan and Parma Nand of Maharashtra, Beni, Ramanand, Pipa, Sain, Kabir, Ravi Das and Bhikhan of Uttar Pradesh, Dhanna of Rajasthan and Farid from Punjab. Kabir was a weaver, Sadhna a butcher, Namdev a tailor, Dhanna a jat, Pipa a king, Sain a barber, Ravi Das a tanner, Farid a Muslim divine, Surdas a Hindu mystic and Bhikhan a learned scholar of Islam. Prefaced with perceptive introductory notes on the Gurus, saints and sages featuring in the volume, the selection of the scriptures and their transcreation into English is done by Kartar Singh Duggal, a noted litterateur.
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About the author

Kartar Singh Duggal

Kartar singh (K.S.) Duggal, born in 1917, begin wiriting while still a student. He is an author of repute in Punjabi, Urdu, Hindi, and English. His works have been translated into many other languages, and are used in literature classes in a larger number of colleges and universities throughout the world. His published works include twenty-one collections of short stories, seven novels, seven plays, and two collections of poetry. He has received numerous awards and prizes for his writing, including the Ghalib Award for Urdu Dhama (1976), the Soviet Land Nehru Award (1981), the Fellowship of the Punjabi Sahitya Academy (1983), and the Bhartya Bhasha Parishad Award (1985). His short story, “Come Back My Master” is included in the Greatest Short Stories of the World. He was recognized by both the Punjabi government (1962) and the Delhi Administration (1976) as a distinquished man-of-letters and awarded a “Robe of Honour.” His collection of short stories, ik Cbbit Chanam Di, won the Sahita Academi award in 1965. Mr. Duggal also served as Director of the All-India Radio from 1942 to 1966, as Director of the National Book Trust form 1966-1973, and was an Advisor (Information) to the Planning Commission from 1973 to 1976. He has worked to encourage and promote literature and the arts throughout his life. He also served as a columnist for The Indian Express. The Tribune, and The Indian Book Industry, as a commentator or books, author, radio, and television programs and the contemporary publishing scene in India.

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Title Select Sikh Scriptures (Volume III)
Format Softcover
Date published: 01.01.1998
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 817476092X
length x+300p., Glossary; 23cm.