In Conversation: 'The Story of the Sikhs: 1469-1708'

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The power of storytelling meets the colourful history of the Sikh faith in 'The Story of the Sikhs'. In this book, author Sarbpreet Singh helps us reimagine the lives of the Sikh Gurus through a rich narrative that intricately weaves in selections from the Guru Granth Sahib, the Dasam Granth and epic Braj poetry. Starting from the birth of the first guru, Guru Nanak, the book charts the lives of the ten Gurus. Through carefully curated stories, the book does not just show the egalitarian ideals and compassionate worldview that have come to define the faith, but also sheds light on the historical context that defined the foundational principles which guided Sikhs during the era of each Guru. 

Sarbpreet has deliberately approached this retelling as a storyteller rather than a student of history in an attempt to make the work accessible and engaging. Immersive and expansive, 'The Story of the Sikhs' is a tour de force that weaves a multi-dimensional tapestry of narrative and poetry. 

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