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About The Book:
‘The Guru: Guru Nanak's Saakhis’ explores events in Guru Nanak Dev's life that give an insight into the thoughts and beliefs of a sagacious and humane person – an enlightened soul.
This book is a collection of saakhis about the life of Guru Nanak – the wise and compassionate founder of Sikhism. The narratives, built on oral recounts, underscore the wisdom of a pure gentle soul with a world-view that is rational. Guru Nanak was a seeker of the Ultimate Truth. The Guru believed in equality and in respecting the dignity of all human beings – irrespective of caste, class, color, religion or gender.
‘The Guru: Guru Nanak's Saakhis’ is a collection of 500-year-old anecdotes about: an inquisitive child who questioned the world around him; – a perceptive teenager who thought rationally in an irrational world; – an informed youngster who looked for the logic behind the extant norms and mores; – a wise and empathetic human being who tried to obliterate prejudices that were deep-rooted in society – and a gentle, serene and pure soul who spread harmony, peace and compassion…
About the Author:
Rajni Sekhri Sibal is a writer and a civil servant. She is an Indian Administrative Service officer of the Haryana cadre. She topped the 1986 Batch of All India Civil Services Examination and was a Secretary to the Government of India. An alumnus of Welham Girls and Punjab University, Rajni is a post graduate in Economics and Psychology. She is the recipient of the Indian of the Year Award in the ‘Unsung Hero’ category for her ‘courage and commitment’.
Rajni has authored several books including: ‘Clouds End and Beyond’, an anthology of verses and ‘Kamadhenu’, a coffee table book published by Wisdomtree; ‘Are You Prepared for a Disaster?” – a book to generate awareness about disaster risk reduction published by Bloomsbury; ‘Fragrant Words’, an anthology of verses brought out by Bloomsbury; ‘The Haunting Himalayas’, a Haranand publication of esoteric short stories set in the mountains; ‘Asariri’, a mystical novel published by Bloomsbury; and her latest ‘Women of Influence: Ten Extraordinary IAS Careers’ a collection of true events published by Penguin.
The Guru: Guru Nanak’s Saakhis, the author’s eighth book, is a collection of short stories passed down in the oral tradition, over the last five centuries, about Guru Nanak Dev's life and his worldview.