: Anant Pai
32 Pages, 9.3" x 6.8" Paperback
India Book House Pvt. Ltd.
of publication: 2001
Id : co04
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Guru Nanak, the founder of Sikhism, was born in a
critical period of Indian history. On the one
hand, the people were divided into castes, sects
and factions; on the other, the Muslim rulers
perpetrated atrocities on the Hindus and the
weaker sections of society. The masses in their
hardships and miseries cried for a saviour. Nanak
came as God's messenger in the common man's hour
of dire need. It was a period of trasition from
medievalism to modernism. Men of action and men of
thought explored the world of matter and spirit.
Guru Nanak revealed the secret of man's spiritual
potentiality. At the same time, he accepted the
struggles and hardships of life and pioneered a
movement of reform in social and religious
conduct. The means by which he reformed the dregs
of society were argument, conviction and personal
example. His followers, called 'Sikhs', formed a
group of God-fearing men and women devoted to the
service of the people. He laid down simple rules
of conduct through which man could lead a humane
and meaningful life and find his own fulfilment.
He was revered alike by Hindus and Muslims. His
life is an inspiring example of the practice of
truth, love and humility. Script approved by
Shiromani Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee, Amritsar.