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Janamsakhi Paintings Of Guru Nanak In Early Sikh Art

Dr. Nikky-Guninder Kaur Singh (Author)

Janamsakhis are stories about the life of Guru Nanak (1469–1539). They have been circulating orally, in
writing, and in paintings and illustrations. B40 is one such documented artistic expression held at the British
Library in London. Its fifty-seven beautiful iconotexts narrate the life of the first Sikh Guru from his first> day at school to his final moments. The talented artist Alam Chand Raj illustrates Guru Nanak’s sensuous feel for the all-inclusive Divine, his interior and exterior journeys, his manifold inter-faith conversations, his environmental aesthetics, and his marvelous actions. In the language of vibrant colours Guru Nanak’s transcendent materiality and world-affirming existentiality are exquisitely written out. The stylistic infusions of Punjabi art, Chaurapanchasika style and folk-art style of the Rajasthani Malwa School bring the historical Guru close to the viewer. Along with the artwork there is the rich text by Nikky-Guninder Kaur Singh explaining the stories from a twenty-first-century perspective. She insightfully explores the question – how are
the Janamsakhis relevant to the political, societal, economic, and environmental state of the world at present.

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Bibliographic information

Title Janamsakhi Paintings Of Guru Nanak In Early Sikh Art
Format Hardcover
Date published: 12.09.2022
Edition 1st ed.
Publisher Roli Books
Language: English
isbn 9789392130809
length 224p., Illustrations; 29cm.