The Golden Temple Past and Present

The Golden Temple Past and Present

Regular price $38.00

By Madanjit Kaur,

First Printed in 1983, this is a second edition book printed by Guru Nanak Dev University in Amritsar in 2004.  It is a USED hard cover book in good condition.  Size:  9.5" x 6.5"  354 pages.  The corners are slightly dinged (and a small mouse nibble).  The inner cover pages have stains from the binding glue.  But the binding is tight and all pages fully intact.

Written for the 400 year anniversary of the installation of the Adi Granth Sahib in the Harmandir Sahib, this is a fabulous book that is chockfull of details, tidbits, and trivia about the Golden Temple.  This second edition documents the damage and loss to the historical manuscripts in the Golden Temple library during the 1984 invasion by the Indian Army.

This book was the first serious undertaking to produce an academic history of the Harimandir Sahib.  It has several lengthy appendix with photocopies of source documents.  In my option, this is the best book written to date about the magnificent Darbar Sahib.