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Guru Nanak: The Thinker and The Poet

Astri Ghosh (Editor)

Insightful, compassionate and benevolent, Guru Nanak Dev was a scholar, teacher, mentor and guide. Both a man of God as well as of the people, he believed that religion was a means of bringing everyone together and upheld the equality of all human beings, whatever their caste, beliefs or gender.

Unusually spiritual even as a child, Guru Nanak stood up bravely against the social and religious rituals of the times. He travelled far and wide, in India and beyond, for more than 20 years to spread the message of peace and humanity. His sermons, songs and stories are recorded as hymns in the Guru Granth Sahib, the holy book of Sikhism, the faith he founded.

This book brings together the extraordinary life of Guru Nanak and his most important sayings and beliefs. From his steadfast pursuit of truth and equality, and his love for all, you too can learn to be a little bit like Guru Nanak.

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About the author

Astri Ghosh

Astri Ghosh is a journalist, translator and editor based in India and Norway, who works in Hindi, Urdu, Bengali and Norwegian as well as other Scandinavian languages. After working as a radio journalist for many years, she turned to translation and has published ten books in translation besides contributing to several anthologies. She grew up in Delhi and Mussoorie, moving to Norway to study at the University of Oslo. She now lives in Panjim, Goa, where she translates, writes and teaches. A few of the authors she has translated are Qurratulain Hyder, Rabindranath Tagore, Lars Saabye Christensen and Per Petterson. In Sanger Fra Adigranth she translated a collection of hymns from Sikh scriptures to Norwegian.

She is currently translating twelve contemporary plays by Henrik Ibsen, four of which were published in 2015. She is also translating a crime novel by Jo Nesbo and children's books by Rui Zink. She does poetry performances based on poetry in translation, organizes jazz festivals and curates art exhibitions.

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Bibliographic information

Title Guru Nanak: The Thinker and The Poet
Author Astri Ghosh
Format Softcover
Date published: 31.12.2016
Edition 1st ed.
Publisher Hachette India
Language: English
isbn 9789351950493
length 144p., 7.00 X 5.00 Inch.
Subjects History