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In this compact but informative book, the author presents a concise history of the followers of one of the world's newest religions, Sikhism. Beginning with the life and times of the founder, the highly revered Guru Nanak (1469-1539), the contents move on to describe the vital contribution made by nine gurus in shaping and developing the Sikh religion. The significance of the Sikh holy book, the Guru Granth Sahib, and its centrality to the religion are emphasized. The author discusses epoch-making developments such as the setting up of Singh Sabha and the accompanying social reform, the decisive Akali agitation for control of various Sikh shrines and the impact of the Ghadr rebellion.

©1952, 2003, 2006, 2019 Khushwant Singh (P)2020 Audible, Inc.

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Unimaginable

The rise of Sikhism was a revelation!!! Such erudite writing was expected of KS, but the mastery over the language was a pleasant surprise and the narrator did full justice to it!!!

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informative and precise except for the political opinion of the author and his son in the afterword. for someone who doesn't have much information about Sikhism, this is a good book to listen to.

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very nice book

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a book of this sort demands a detailed review.

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Enlightening.

Though born and brought up in Delhi and being a friend of many sikhs this book taught me very much about the sikhs. A must read for everyone who want to know about indian history especially sikh history.

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  • zafar
  • 28-02-21

Very interesting. Missing some key dimensions

Overall very good history of Sikh, the religion, people, cultures and struggles.

However, I did not find any reference to celebrated Bhagat Singh and Pakhtun Sikhs if NWFP and Afghanistan

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  • jagroop
  • 26-12-20

Great for anyone who wants to learn more about history of Sikhs.

We need more books like this to further understand our history. Thank you Khushwant Singh.