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Kartarpur Sahib Last Abode of Sri Guru Nanak Dev
Author
Prof Harpreet Kaur
Specifications
  • ISBN 13 : 9789391504960
  • year : 2023
  • language : English
  • binding : Hardbound
Description
This is a well-researched and scholarly book on the teachings of Guru Nanak Dev ji. It traces the philosophical underpinnings of the way of life that Guru Nanak taught us – meditating, earning through hard work, and sharing with others. Guru Nanak’s unique mantra maximises human welfare by striking an optimal combination of a householder’s life with attainment of highest levels of spiritual standards. Guru Nanak’s preaching in different geographical regions and interaction with diverse spiritualists at various pilgrimages emphasised on raising consciousness by cultivating the mind. The book discusses the increasing relevance during the contemporary period of the economic and social model of Guru Nanak, minted at Kartarpur, where he finally settled after long travels, about 500 years ago. Guru Nanak emphasised on dignity of labour; equality of human race without making distinction between religion, castes, and gender; and democratic values of decision making through consultation; for a vibrant and happy society. The author explains various concepts in a very lucid manner, quoting frequently from Gurbani and contextualising events by referencing historical texts. It is indeed an intellectual treat for a scholar and a seeker. I would strongly recommend the book to all young and old, and Sikhs and non-Sikhs to appreciate the social richness and economic wellbeing of living together in a harmonious way. ABOUT THE AUTHOR With experience of 33 years in educational arena, Prof. Harpreet Kaur is dedicated to girl education especially of minority communities disseminating our composite culture. At present, she is Principal of Mata Sundri College for Women, University of Delhi. She is passionate for academic pursuits and has authored, co-authored, edited and translated 38 Books, 19 Book Chapters, 41 Research Papers in National and 16 International Journals, 34 Book Reviews, 18 Forewords/Editorials, 6 Booklets etc. and delivered 40 Papers at National. About the Author: With experience of 33 years in educational arena, Prof. Harpreet Kaur is dedicated to girl education especially of minority communities disseminating our composite culture. At present, she is Principal of Mata Sundri College for Women, University of Delhi. She is passionate for academic pursuits and has authored, co-authored, edited and translated 38 Books, 19 Book Chapters, 41 Research Papers in National and 16 International Journals, 34 Book Reviews, 18 Forewords/Editorials, 6 Booklets etc. and delivered 40 Papers at National and 43 addresses in International Conferences including at Stanford University, USA, Ottawa University in Canada, Capital School of Business in UK, Warsaw School of Economics in Poland, University of Youngsan in South Korea, Kirsehir Ahi Evran University in Turkey and at Embassy of India, Muscat, Oman. She is Advisor at literary national and international bodies and is on Editorial Board of The Sikh Review and Advisor, GISS, New York. As an educationist and women leader, she was given Commonwealth Innovation Forum and Awards (CIFA) 2021 for Leadership in Women Education, The Great Indian Teacher's Award #GITA 2021, The Great Indian Women Award #GIWA 21, Digital Media Award 2021, Samman Patar for promotion of Punjabi language, literature and culture on International Mother Language Day on 21 February 2022, Stree Gaurav Award 21, Woman of Excellence Award on International Women's Day 2023, Vishwa Vageshwari Samman by Vishwa Hindi Sahitya Parishad, Bharat (2023) for promotion of Hindi language, Appreciation by Siksha Sanskriti Uthan Nyas for Language promotion, 9th National Gaurav Award, 2023 etc. for valuable contribution in social and cultural fields.