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Short Sketch of the Life and Works of Guru Gobind Singh

Short Sketch of the Life and Works of Guru Gobind Singh

Regular price $19.00

By Bhagat Lakshman Singh

First published in 1909, this is a reprint book by Chatter Singh Jiwan Singh in 2003.  It is a new hardcover book with dusty shelf wear.  Size:  8.5 " x 5.5".  150 pages.  

A Short Sketch of the Life and Works of Guru Gobind Singh traces the roots of this great Sikh leader, from his birth to the institution of the Khalsa Panth and his struggles against the enemies of his faith. Also contained in this book are passages on Sikhism as it exists today, the religious tolerance that has remained a highlight of Sikh culture and the portrayal of the tenth Guru as a perfect man.

Bhagat Lakshman Singh (1863-1944) was born in Rawalpindi to Hindu parents, Bhagat Kahan Chand and Bhagatani Gurditti. In 1895 he received Sikh rites from Baba Khem Singh Bedi, a direct descendant of Guru Nanak. In 1899 he launched The Khalsa, the first Sikh weekly paper in English language, where he expressed strong support for the ongoing Singh Sabha Movement. However, two years later he was forced to close it down owing to financial constraints. In 1929 he re-launched The Khalsa, continuing with his campaign for the Singh Sabha reforms. He also contributed articles to The Tribune among other journals. He wrote two books—A Short Sketch of the Life and Works of Guru Govind Singh (1909) and Sikh Martyrs(1929).