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This is the last volume of the five book series. It covers Guru Nanak Dev ji's return from his fourth udasi, or extended travel, and his time in Kartarpur.
Some of the episodes in this book:
- On his way back from Arabia, Guru Nanak and Bhai Mardana, reach Hasan Abdal. Pir Wali Kandhari refuses to give water to Bhai Mardana and rolls down a boulder at Guru Nanak.
- At Saidpur, Guru Nanak visits Bhai Lalo again. Here he also meets Babur and his murderous hordes. Part of the composition, “Baburvani” was composed here by Guru Nanak.
- On his return to Kartarpur, Guru Nanak adorns the clothes of a householder and settles down to live with his family. He works in his fields and raises cattle to make a living.
- He puts all his teachings into practice at Kartarpur. Hindus and Muslims flock to Kartarpur and embrace Sikhi.
- Guru Nanak renames Bura as Baba Buddha. Taru becomes Guru Nanak’s disciple.
- Guru Nanak illustrates the importance of selfless service and practicing and living his teachings.
- Bhai Lehna is inspired by Gurbani and becomes Guru Nanak’s disciple.
- Guru Nanak visits Achal Batala and confronts Sidh Yogis, who were misguiding people.
- Bhai Mardana passes away with his head in Guru Nanak’s lap. Bhai Mardana’s son takes his father’s place to continue to serve Guru Nanak.
- Bhai Lehna passes several tests. Guru Nanak passes his jot (divine light) to Bhai Lehna and proclaims him as the second Guru, Guru Angad.
- Guru Nanak leaves his mortal frame.
- Nanak Shah Fakir, Hindu da Guru, Musalman da Pir. Both Hindus and Muslims claim his body.
Book Reviews From Old Sikh Comics Website
Posted by R Kahlon (Michigan) on 22nd Jun 2013
Lovely story telling and captivating graphics. Daljeet Singh Sidhu has done it again, piecing together details around Baba Nanak's journey with great detail.
great way to teach about our Gurus
Posted by Manmeet Sandhu (Ludhiana) on 22nd Jun 2013
Was an absolute delight to read and it keeps one enthralled. Comic writing specially on religious stories is challenging and difficult as one has to think visually. The intermediary used is excellent and is easily interpreted by the reader.
Great job done by the script writer and illustrator as words and pictures used go excellently well together.
It is a great medium, to capture imagination and teach today's generation about their guru and his teachings.