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Sikhism Armchair Sikh

Discussion in 'Book Reviews & Editorials' started by L-Plate, Nov 4, 2008.

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    'Armchair Sikh' by Gajindar Singh
    Anyone read this book?

    I came across it by chance at my local library and thought I would give it a try. I have tried to read others like it but got bored with writers that have a strong bias that they ask you to accept as fact without explanation. They also use a high level of english that is applaudable but uncommon in my everyday language and turns me off.

    After reading a few snippets, I thought this would be the same, and left it in my locker at work for a few weeks while I read other excellent books during my breaks. 'The Peopling of the World' by Stephen Oppenheimer was one of these books. This author and DNA specialist presents a very convincing argument by comparing with other sources of information like archaeology and climate conditions at the time. As someone who was intrigued as to where his family came from, this book provides a very humbling explanation that made my search insignificant as we all ultimately originate from a common source.

    Little did I know that the book tucked away in my locker was an equally convincing book on interpretations of Sikhism. Sdr. Gajindar Singh, like Mr Oppenheimer, presents his case very well, answering many questions an ill-educated person like myself has. He uses factual research to back-up his claims and this comes across as very unbiased.

    This book is the third in a series of four. Wanting to read more from this author I performed a search but found that the book was only published for India and the USA. The store which supplied the library imports from India and has promised to try and get the other titles for me if I order through the library.

    It is a shame that it seems to be a relatively unknown and less publicised book. Sdr. Gajindar Singh is, in my opinion, an excellent scholar and deserves more publicity.

    It will be interesting to hear from anyone who has also read this book or the other titles by the author and hear their opinions, good or bad. Maybe it just came at the right time for me but it certainly provided a lasting impression and has inspired me to read more.
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