The power of storytelling meets the colourful history of the Sikh faith in The Story of the Sikhs. In this book, author Sarbpreet Singh helps us reimagine the lives of the Sikh Gurus through a rich narrative that that intricately weaves in selections from the Guru Granth Sahib, the Dasam Granth and epic Braj poetry.
Starting from the birth of the first guru, Guru Nanak, the book charts the lives of the ten Gurus. Through carefully curated stories, the book does not just show the egalitarian ideals and compassionate worldview that have come to define the faith, but also sheds light on the historical context that defined the foundational principles which guided Sikhs during the era of each Guru.
Sarbpreet has deliberately approached this retelling as a storyteller rather than as a student of history in an attempt to make the work accessible and engaging. Immersive and expansive, The Story of the Sikhs is a tour de force that weaves a multi-dimensional tapestry of narrative and poetry.
'Sarbpreet Singh's The Story of The Sikhs offers a composite perspective on Sikhism. There is a need to produce authentic literature about the Sikhs and their faith written in the language and idiom of the Western society. In this context, Sarbpreet Singh's 'The Story of the Sikhs (1469-1708)' is a welcome addition to the extant literature on the subject.''Richly researched yet accessible, Sarbpreet Singh's telling of the story of one of the world's great peoples is an intriguing insight into the history of the subcontinent. Singh's quest to reconnect with his roots has given us a valuable primer on the spiritual and historical origins of the Sikhs. Filled both with quotations from Sikh texts and Singh's own moving prose, The Story of the Sikhs is a fascinating read.''The world is made up of stories, and unfortunately, the story of the Sikhs is missing from the global literary scene. Sarbpreet Singh's wonderful and accessible weaving of the lives of the ten Sikh Gurus fills in a vital gap. What a treasure!'The Story of the Sikhs invokes the performative tradition of remembering the Sikh past and is therefore a welcome addition to the literature on Sikh traditions, written in such a way that is accessible to everyone regardless of how well versed they are in Sikh history.
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