By Bhai Sahib Bhai Vir Singh; Translated by M.L. Mongia
This is a 1st edition set of two books, Vol. 1 published in 2011 and Vol. 2 in 2013 by Bhai Vir Singh Sahitya Sadan. It is two oversized, new hardcover book of 548 and 397 pages respectively. They have significant corner dings and spine bumps as is to be expected from books shipped from India.
This is an English translation of a small portion of Bhai Sahib Bhai Vir Singh's classic text, translated, retold, and interpreted by him from Kavi Santokh Singh's epic Sri Gur Partap Suraj Granth. Bhai Vir Singh Ji was a saint and an excellent writer. His writings are deeply soaked with love for Guru Sahib and he is honourably known as the 'Sixth river of Punjab.' His narration of history is so vivid, it takes the reader right back to the time of story and makes one feel like a real spectator of that event.
This enormous work covers the life of Guru Gobind Singh from Hemkunt Sahib, before his birth as Guru, through the last days at Sachkand Sri Hazoor Sahib. 70 sakis (stories) make up the two volumes. Inspired, accurate, emotional and comprehensive, there is nothing else like this in English, anywhere.
The entire Sri Gur Pratap Suraj Granth was written in 1844 by Kavi Chooramani Bhai Santokh Singh. This extensive history of Sikhism covers the entire period of Guru Nanak through Banda Singh Bahadur in chronological order. This enormous work contains 51,829 couplets in 14 volumes. He wrote in the archaic text of Braj Bhasha, making it difficult for the common man to read. These retold stories of Bhai Bir Singh are a real treasure.
The writings of Bhai Sahib Bhai Vir Singh are an amazing treasure. He not only portrays Sikh history faithfully, he infuses it with life and spirit as if he witnessed it first hand. Bhai Vir Singh Ji is one of the most revered authors of Sikh spiritual literature. Reading this incredible book, you'll quickly see why.