Part I

By  Dr. Rajwant Singh Chilana

The Encyclopedia of Sikhism by Harbans Singh. Patiala: Punjabi University, 4 Volumes set, Hard Cover.

This is a comprehensive four-volume set produced at the Punjabi University, Patiala. This monumental work is the result of several years of laborious task of a dedicated committee of scholars drawn from various parts of the world. The Encyclopedia is the most authoritative reference work that addresses the broad
interest in Sikhs and Sikhism. It describes the Sikh faith and community in their myriad forms today and throughout the 540 years of Sikh history. This useful work includes around 4000 entries dealing with almost every aspect of the life of the Sikh community, its history, philosophy, culture, traditions, politics, art, and religion. For many years this will serve as a major source of Sikh information for students, scholars, librarians and others who want to learn about Sikhism.

Book 1Book 2The Sikhs- by Khushwant Singh. New Delhi: Roli Books, 144p.
This is the most beautiful and richly illustrated coffee table book on the Sikhs by a prestigious author, Khushwant Singh. Never before have the Sikh’s way of life, their modes of worship, their baptisms, weddings and rustic dances and their attempts to keep alive their marital traditions been more vividly captured by the camera or as clearly explained in words by India’s foremost author. This volume contains a rare collection of photographs taken by one of the country’s best photographers.

Reviewed By: Dr. Rajwant Singh Chilana
Associate Professor Emeritus (University of Illinois, USA)
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