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A Short Sketch of the Life and Works of Guru Govind Singh

by Bhagat Lakshman Singh

  1. ISBN: 978-81-291-2071-7
  2. Pages: 162 pages
  3. Date: December 2012

ABOUT THIS BOOK

Guru Govind Singh remains to this day one of the most celebrated figures
in Sikh history. The tenth Sikh Guru from the line of Guru Nanak, he was
born in a time fraught with perils, when people faced persecution and
tyranny at the hands of the Mughals under the intolerant Aurangzeb.
A Short Sketch of the Life and Works of Guru Govind Singh traces the roots of this great
Sikh leader, from his birth to the institution of the Khalsa Pant and his struggles
against the enemies of his faith. Also contained in this book are passages on Sikhism
as it exists today, the religious tolerance that has remained a highlight of Sikh culture
and the portrayal of the tenth Guru as a miracle man.

AUTHOR OF THE BOOK

Bhagat Lakshman Singh (1863-1944) was born in Rawalpindi to Hindu parents,
Bhagat Kahan Chand and Bhagatani Gurditti. In 1895 he received Sikh rites from
Baba Khem Singh Bedi, a direct descendant of Guru Nanak.
In 1899 he launched The Khalsa, the first Sikh weekly paper in English language,
where he expressed strong support for the ongoing Singh Sabha Movement. However,
two years later he was forced to close it down owing to financial constraints. In
1929 he re-launched The Khalsa, continuing with his campaign for the Singh
Sabha reforms. He also contributed articles to The Tribune among other journals.
He wrote two books—A Short Sketch of the Life and Works of Guru Govind Singh
(1909) and Sikh Martyrs (1929).