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The Khalsa

By Rataul, Sardar Singh

Amritsar: Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee, 1954. Book. Fine. Soft cover. 32pp. Printed yellow wrappers, light wear, internally fine. A basic description and history of the committed followers of the Sikh religion known as the Khalsa....

$9.78

Some Studies in Sikhism

By Singh, Jodh (Bhai)

Ludhiana: Lahore Book Shop, 1953. Book. Good. Soft cover. First Edition. 130pp, What is Sikhism, A Peep into Sikhism, Religion and Religious Life as Conceived by Guru Nanak, Caste and Untouchability, Science and Religion, Present Day Indifference to Religion. Six essays, some more than forty years old, recast in the form of a book. 12mo/18cm. Printed wrappers. Bhai Jodh Singh (1882-1981) was Principal of Khalsa College, Amritsar and a noted speaker. No copies found in British Library, LC, NYPL or on OCLC World Catalogue..

$24.44

The SIkh Prayer

By Singh, Teja

Amritsar: Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee, 1957. Book. Fine. Soft cover. 22pp. 12mo/18cm. Printed wrappers, light wear, internally fine. VG+. The text, history and practice of the use of this main prayer of the Sikh religion. Teja Singh, M.A., appears to be one of the semi-official authors used by Sikhism's principal cultural committees, the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee or S.G. P.C.. His English-Punjabi Dictionary (Lahore: 1980) is recommended with others of his titles in Tatla & Talbot's CLIO bibliography on the Punjab..

$9.78

A History of the Sikhs. Volume 1:1469-1839; Volume 2: 1839-1964

By Singh, Khushwant

Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1984. Book. Very Good. Soft cover. 1984 reissue in Princeton Paperback edition (1963). xiii, 419, 4 plates, 3 maps (of 4 listed;1 folding); 7 appendices, bibliography, index; ix, 395pp, 4 maps, 10 plates, 5 appendices, bibliography, index. 8vo/22cm. Paper, light wear both volumes, Vol 1 has ca.1 inch dampstain top corner not extending to text but going into text in diminishing size about fifty pages from back, appears to lack listed map opposite p.218, otherwise clean, tight and very good; Vol 2 has previous owner signature on ffep (Baljinder Khakh), occasional pencil underlining, otherwise clean, tight and very good. Described by Tatla and Talbot (547) as a "magnus opus", and generally considered a classic, it covers the entire history of the Sikhs though later editions take it a little further into the 20th century. Khushwant Singh (1915- ) is India's best known writer and columnist. Known for his outspokenness ans sometimes called "the feisty sardar", he was founder-editor of Yojna and has been editor of the Illustrated Weekly of India, the National Herald and the Hindustan Times. Among his many books, fiction and non-fiction, Train to Pakistan is a gripping story of the horror and tragedy of the population interchange in his home province of the Punjab at the time of Partition. A former member of Parliament, he was awarded the Padma Bhushan, one of India's highest decorations in 1974 but returned it in 1984 in protest against the storming of the Golden Temple by the Indian Army..

$19.55

The Quintessence of Sikhism

By Singh, Gobind

Amritsar: Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee, 1958. Book. Fine. Hardcover. First Printing. [iv], 208pp, bibliography, index. 12mo/18.5cm. Green cloth, black lettering, light wear, author presentation inscription to James Hurley dated 24/2/60 on ffep, otherwise internally fine. NF. The author, also known as Gobindsingh Mansukhani, was a divinity teacher at Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Khalsa College, New Delhi and later became an authority on Sikh music..

$29.33

The Sikh Religion: An Outline of Its Doctrines

By Singh, Teja

Amritsar: Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee, 1958. Book. Fine. Soft cover. 32pp. 12mo/18cm. Printed yellow wrappers, light wear, internally fine. A basic description published by the principal Sikh cultural committee. Mentioned as a standard text in Tatla & Talbot's CLIO bibliography on the Punjab (#580). Teja Singh, M.A., has written more than a dozen titles published by the SGPC..

$9.78

The Sikhs: History, Religion and Society
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The Sikhs: History, Religion and Society

By McLeod, W. H.

New York: Columbia University Press, 1989. Book. NF. Hardcover. Lectures on the History of Religions, New Series, no 14, American Council of Learned Societies. ix, [ii[, 161pp, The Sikhs, Origins of the Sikh Tradition, 4 Centuries of Sikh History, Sikh Doctrine, Who Is A Sikh?, Literature of the Sikhs, Sikhs in the Modern World, Glossary, Select Bibliography, index. Tall 8vo/24cm. White cloth gilt in dj, NF/NF. W. Hew McLeod is Professor of History at the University of Otago in New Zealand. Tatla & Talbot 537..

$14.66