Guru Nanak

Indic Values Series #2
AUTHOR BIO: Dr. Eleanor Nesbitt teaches and is a researcher in the Religions and Education Research Unit at the University of Warwick. She received her doctorate from the University of Cambridge, England. She is a founder member of the Punjab Research Group and an Editor of the International Journal of Punjab Studies. Co-author Gopinder Kaur, herself a Sikh, graduated with a degree in French and Russian at the University of Cambridge in 1994. She completed postgraduate studies at the University of London and s co-editor of the Sikh Bulletin.

Eleanor NESBITT & Gopinder KAUR

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ISBN 9781896209272
HARDCOVER / PAPERBACK Trade Paperback , eBook
Year Published 1999
Year Published 2014
An inspiring gift to explore the life and legacy of Guru Nanak; winner of the Shap Award 2000 for ‘making an outstanding contribution to the teaching of world religions’

Launched in ebook format to mark the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak, this award-winning title brings together diverse images, historical and contemporary artwork and themed reflections in thirteen thought-provoking chapters.  Born in the Punjab in 1469, Guru Nanak Dev Ji, as he is respectfully addressed, was the first of ten founders of the Sikh faith.  The broader significance of his legacy is explored through a series of chapter headings, led by questions such as:

-          Who was Guru Nanak?

-          Does life have a meaning?

-          Can our specific experiences teach us universal truths?

-          Are labels and uniforms necessary?

-          Do we need a sense of direction?

-          Rituals and institutions: are they a help or a hindrance?

-          How can we sum up Guru Nanak’s message?

First published in 1999 to mark the tercentenary of the founding of the Khalsa order, Guru Nanak remains an informative and inspiring resource in the fields of values education and religious studies.  Now available as a beautifully illustrated, full-colour ebook, it also makes a thoughtful digital gift that Sikh families across the diaspora can share with anyone intrigued to learn more about the founding vision and values of the Sikh faith.

About the UK-based authors: Eleanor Nesbitt is Emeritus Professor (Religions and Education), University of Warwick and her other publications include Sikhism: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford University Press); with a background in European languages, Sikh and South Asian studies and a doctoral degree in education (Universities of Cambridge, London and Birmingham), Gopinder Kaur has authored Sikh faith resources for the Edexcel and Eduqas exam boards and presents the virtual guide, Visiting Faiths -Sikh Gurdwara (Vyka Ltd).