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Books on Sikhism?

Discussion in 'New to Sikhism' started by texassikhstudent, Jul 14, 2011.

  1. texassikhstudent

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    Jul 14, 2011
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    What books would you recommend to someone new to Sikhism? I have, since I was a child, held Sikhs to be among the most honorable people. I always felt very comfortable around Khalsa Sikhs. Looking back, I wonder why I didn't investigate sikhism sooner! I would love to read up on being Sikhi, and I would appreciate your input! :singhsippingcoffee:
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  3. spnadmin

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    Texassikhstudent ji

    Here is a link to a thread already posted at SPN on books about Sikhism.


    I would also recommend

    History of the Sikhs by Joseph Cunningham which can be accessed at Open Library


    The Sikh Religion by Max Arthur Macauliffe whose book The Sikh Religion Volume 1 can be accessed at this link http://www.sacred-texts.com/skh/tsr1/index.htm

    The other volumes are accessible at Open Library. You will have to use the search feature.

    There are many other good books. Let's see what other members report.
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  4. aristotle

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    For the translations part, I prefer the 'Guru Granth Darpan' by Prof. Sahib Singh (published by a number of publishers, including The Sikh missionary college, Ludhiana) and the 'Santhya' By (Dr.) Bhai Vir Singh (published by Language Department , Punjab in seven volumes and available at a very affordable price).
    The following link may also help:

    Prof.Sahib Singh has also written a concise 'Gurbani Vyakaran' (Gurbani grammar) though it may not appeal much to a beginner but certainly a treat for those who enjoy grammar.

    There are quite a number of publishers like the following who also provide good Sikhism books with a genuine price tag.
    *Sikh missionary college, Ludhiana (http://www.sikhmissionarycollege.org/);
    *Bhai Randhir Singh Trust, Ludhiana(http://www.bsrstrust.org/books/);
    *Bhai Vir Singh Sahit Sadan, Delhi (http://www.bvsss.org/);
    *and Govt. establishments like Language department, Punjab; Punjabi University(Publication bureau), Patiala etc.

    I apologise since this is not a very exhaustive list but I'll continue to add new ones as soon as I can remember them!!


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