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Guru Nanak Ideals and Institutions

Guru Nanak Ideals and Institutions
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Item Code: IDG530
Author: H.S. Soch & Madanjit Kaur
Publisher: Dr. R.S. Bawa, Ragistar
Language: English
Edition: 1998
Pages: 233
Cover: Hardcover
Other Details: 9.8" X 6.4"

PREFACE:

It is an acknowledged fact of history of human civilization that Guru Nanak had revolutionized the concept of religion in the world by introducing humanitarian and universal teachings in quest of the Ultimate Reality and the welfare of human beings. The present Volume--Guru Nanak: ideals and Institutions attempts to present unique aspects of Guru Nanak's teachings with a view to focusing attention on the global consciousness of Sikhism and its futuristic concerns in the 21st century for the welfare of humanity. The book is duly documented with evidence from Sri Guru Granth Sahib. The subject matter of this volume is an original work of collective efforts and presents valuable information on the ideals and institutions introduced by Guru Nanak, founder of the most pragmatic and scientific religion of the world.

We hope, the book will meet expectations of the scholars and will be received with enthusiasm by the readers, Sikh community and seekers of Truth all over the globe.

We are thankful to Mr. Jagjit Singh Walia, Director, Press and Publications, Guru Nanak Dev University and his colleagues for their keen interest and full involvement in the printing of this book. We are thankful to Raghubir Singh Tak, Reader, Deptt. Guru Nanak Studies and Dr. Balwant Singh Dhillon, Senior Lecturer, Deptt. of Guru Nanak Studies for their help in the proof reading of this book. Our thanks are due to Dr. Gursharan Jit Singh, Lecturer, Deptt. Guru Nanak Studies for preparing the Index of this Volume.

Editors:
Guru Nanak Dev University,
Amritsar
November,1998.

 

CONTENTS

 

1. Essentials of Guru Nanak's Teachings
H.S. Soch
1
2. Guru Nanak and Indian Religious Traditions
Madanjit Kaur
26
3. Guru Nanak's Vision of Religious Humanism
Attar Singh
47
4. Motivations for naam Simran : The Sikh Way of Meditation
Bhai Harbans Lal
60
5. Social Vision of Guru Nanak : Prelude to New Social Order
Madanjit Kaur
86
6. Educational Thoughts in the Bani of Guru Nanak
T. S. Sodhi
113
7. Guru Nanak's Medium of Communication:
An Experiment in the Development of Panjabi Language
Madanjit Kaur
133
8. Guru Nanak's Response to War and Violence
Balwant Singh Dhillon
154
9. Directives of Guru Nanak Dev
Harnam Singh Shan
167
10. The Institution of Dharmasal : Origian and Development
Balwant Singh Dhillon
183
11. The Institutions of Guru (Guruship), Gurdwara,
Sangan
and Langar
Dalbir Singh Dhillon
202
  Index 227

 

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