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From Back Cover:
April 15, 1469, three hours before dawn, the village of Talwandi, about forty miles south-west of Lahore, witnessed the birth of one of the greatest spiritual leaders of all times. When the child was born, a flash of light filled the home of father Mehta Kalu Chand Bedi and mother Tripta. And when he took his first breath, the child gently laughed like a saint.
Nanak was born into a society that was in the grip of religious orthodoxy and empty ritualism. Society was further crippled by infanticide, child marriage, subordination of women and a rigid caste system. A gifted child and deeply spiritual from an early age, Nanak amazed his teachers by quickly learning the alphabet and the scriptures. He was soon composing poems praising God. Before he entered his teens, Nanak started to question the traditional religious ceremonies and superstitions of people around him.
Believed to have attained enlightenment around the age of twenty-seven, Guru Nanak spent the next twenty-three years travelling as far as Sri Lanka, Tibet, Assam and Mecca to spread his message.
Guru Nanak and his teachings brought in a period of social change, and spiritual and religious enlightenment. His message was simple and based on ethics, social responsibility and, social justice. He asked his followers to worship one God, control worldly desires, treat everyone equally, work honestly, share with the less fortunate and serve the community. His followers were also to refrain from all forms of external piety and ritualism.
Guru Nanak was a divinely inspired poet. His teachings come to us in 974 hymns composed by him. This divine poetry is compiled in the Sikh holy book Sri Guru Granth Sahib and is considered the revealed word of God by his followers.
This is the first volume in the series of five books. It covers Guru Nanak's life from birth to until his enlightenment.
Some of the episodes in this book:
- Political and religious conditions before Guru Nanak’s birth.
- Guru Nanak’s birth and happenings related to it including Daulatan Dai and Pundit Hardayal.
- Guru Nanak’s benevolence as a child.
- Early education in the school of Pundit Gopal and Pundit Brijnath including early compositions of Gurbani.
- Education in Maulvi Qutub-u-din’s madrasa.
- Refusal to wear jenau, the sacred thread.
- God’s miracles around Guru Nanak when he is in the forest surrounding Talwandi and when he grazes the cattle.
- Hardas, the village physician, is called in when Guru Nanak falls sick.
- Sacha Sauda - Guru Nanak’s father Mehta Kalu sends him for his first trade.
- Bibi Nanaki, Guru Nanak's sister, leaves Talwandi for Sultanpur after her marriage.
- Guru Nanak marries Bibi Sulakhni. They have children.
- Guru Nanak leaves for Sultanpur to work for Nawab Daulat Khan in his Modi-khana.
- Complaints of embezzlement against Guru Nanak are proven to be wrong.
- Guru Nanak disappears in the Bein River and meets Akalpurakh Waheguru.
- Akalpurakh Waheguru anoints Nanak as the Jagatguru and asks him to spread His glory.
- Guru Nanak returns to Sultanpur and declares that all humans are children of One God.
- Almost every page reveals some facet of Guru Nanak's teachings and philosophy.
Book Reviews From Old Sikh Comics Website
Posted by Gurpreet Kaur on 18th Jan 2014
Its was very religious experience and soul touching. I will recommend to all with kids and family. Book is precious part of my collection.
A fantastic initiative!
Posted by Munish Jauhar on 9th Apr 2013
This is a great way to teach history to the kids, and although it is in comic book format it does not deviate from the facts. Do get your copy today and I would highly recommend their other titles as well.
Posted by dr s.s.kohli on 4th Feb 2013
Text seems good for ages 10 and up but not child friendly under 10 years of age.We need simple language and short sentences with multiple comic pictures on each page.
Posted by Suvak Singh on 30th Jan 2013
I like your comics and it is good that you put the meaning in the books
Guru Gobind Singh ji Sakhiyan
Posted by Gurmeet Bharj on 28th Jan 2013
Please also publish Guru Gobind Singh ji history and associated Wars with Mughals and Pahari Rajes.
Very informative for our children as they can visualize through graphics and picture.
Very good. Keep it up
history of Guru Nanak
Posted by Unknown on 10th Dec 2012
thanks you. jst got two volumes. excellent way to know Guru Nanak dev ji history. when is next volume coming.
Who was Guru Nanak Dev ji?
Posted by Jasdev Singh on 10th Dec 2012
Read this illustrated book series if you want to know about Guru Nanak ji's life history and his philosophy. Great job.
Posted by England Da Sher on 3rd Dec 2012
A Great read, and good illustrations
Better than baba deep sing plus spectacular design
Posted by Vishnu pillai on 17th Nov 2012
Very good comic on Guru Nanak. I was wondering can you write one on sant jarnail singh bhindranwale
Posted by Param Singh (UK) on 16th Nov 2012
Don't have words to express my thanks to your team for creating this books. very inspiring. Dhan Guru Nanak, Dhan Guru Nanak...
Posted by Taranjeet Singh (Delhi) on 7th Oct 2012
Hope it is launched before Guru Nanak Sahib's Prakash Utsav.
How many VOLS for this
Posted by Param Singh (UK) on 12th Apr 2012
total how many volumes for Guru Nanak Dev ji comics? please tell. thanks