The Book of Nanak
Born into a society caught in the throes of orthodoxy and ritualism and further crippled by child marriage, infanticide, and a rigid caste system, Guru Nanak was deeply spiritual from an early age. The outpouring of Nanak's faith evolved into the universal message of the omnipresence and existence of one God, of true love, equality and compassion, which appealed to Hindus and Muslims alike. Drawing upon the various myths and legends contained in anecdotal biographies and placing them in as precise a historical framework as possible, The Book of Nanak traces the chronology of the main events of Nanak's life.
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- Paperback | 160 pages
- 106.68 x 177.8 x 12.7mm | 113.4g
- 23 Jun 2010
- Penguin Books India Pvt Ltd
- Penguin Books India
- New Delhi, India
About Navtej Sarna
Navtej Sarna was born in Jalandhar, India. After studying Commerce and Law at Delhi University, he joined the Indian Foreign Service in 1980. He is presently the Spokesperson for the Foreign Office in Delhi and has earlier served as a diplomat in Moscow, Warsaw, Thimphu, Geneva, Tehran and Washington D.C. He has contributed short stories to the BBC World Service, London Magazine and to the anthologies Signals and Signals 2. His book reviews appear in the Times Literary Supplement, Biblio and other journals. In 1991, he published Folk Tales of Poland. This is his first novel.