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The Sikh Religion

The Sikh Religion
Its Gurus, Sacred Writings and Authors
6 Volume Set


Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Perspectives from the Royal Asiatic Society

  • Date Published: May 2013
  • availability: Available
  • format: Multiple copy pack
  • isbn: 9781108055499

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  • Born and educated in Ireland, Max Arthur Macauliffe (1841–1913) joined the Indian Civil Service in 1862. In 1882 he was promoted to the post of deputy commissioner of the Punjab. But it was after he retired from the civil service in 1893 that he gained public attention. Macauliffe developed a close affinity with Sikhism while in the Punjab, eventually converting to the religion. His translation into English of the Guru Granth Sahib, the holy book of Sikhism, is recognised as the most accurate to date. Following this project, he set to work on this six-volume set, covering the history and philosophy of Sikhism, first published in 1909 and still regarded as the definitive work on the subject. The volumes cover the lives and compositions of the Sikh gurus, as well as the Hindu and Muslim saints who contributed to the Sikh holy book.

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    Product details

    • Date Published: May 2013
    • format: Multiple copy pack
    • isbn: 9781108055499
    • dimensions: 218 x 279 x 75 mm
    • weight: 3.276kg
    • contains: 22 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Volume 1: Preface
    1. Life of Guru Nanak
    2. Twelve months
    3. Japji
    4. Asa ki war
    5. Rahiras
    6. Sohila
    7. Guru Nanak's hymns
    Additional sloks. Volume 2:
    1. Life of Guru Angad, the second guru
    2. Sloks of Guru Angad
    3. Life of Guru Amar Das, the third guru
    4. Hymns of Guru Amar Das
    5. Life of Guru Ram Das, the fourth guru
    6. Hymns of Guru Ram Das. Volume 3:
    1. Life of Guru Arjan, the fifth guru
    2. Hymns of Guru Arjan. Volume 4:
    1. Life of Guru Har Gobind, the sixth guru
    2. Gur Das's analysis of Sikhism
    3. Life of Guru Har Rai, the seventh guru
    4. Life of Guru Har Krishan, the eighth guru
    5. Life of Guru Teg Bahadur, the ninth guru
    6. Hymns of Guru Teg Bahadur
    7. Sloks of Guru Teg Bahadur. Volume 5:
    1. Life of Guru Gobind Singh, the tenth guru
    2. Guru Gobind Singh against idolatry
    3. A princess's discussion with a brahman
    4. Extracts from Bhai Nand Lal's writings
    5. Zafarnama (the guru's epistle to Aurangzeb)
    6. Interview with Banda
    7. Compositions of Guru Gobind Singh
    8. Ardas (supplication)
    9. Rags, or musical measures of the gurus' hymns. Volume 6:
    1. Bhagats of the Granth Sahib
    2. Life and hymns of Jaidev
    3. Life of Namdev
    4. Namdev's hymns
    5. Trilochan
    6. Parmanand
    7. Sadhna
    8. Beni
    9. Ramanand and Ramanuj
    10. Dhanna
    11. Pipa
    12. Sain
    13. Life of Kabir
    14. Kabir's hymns
    15. Kabir's sloks
    16. Life of Rav Das
    17. Rav Das's hymns
    18. Mira Bai
    19. Life of Shaikh Farid
    20. Hymns and sloks of Farid
    21. Bhikan
    22. Sur Das

  • Author

    Max Arthur Macauliffe

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