"The author, K.S. Duggal, an eminent and creative writer, has beautifully explained in this book the great gems of Truth that are laid down in the Sikh dharma."
The essence of the Sikh tradition - an emphasis spiritual love, service to humanity, and devotion -is beautifully conveyed in this description of the Sikh philosophy and way of life.
The Sikh tradition embodies the ideal of a spiritual life lived in the world, yet above the world -dealing successfully with the events of daily life, while maintaining the awareness of that one, underlying Reality that is the source of all love.
About the Author
Kartar Singh (K.S.) Duggal, born in 1917, began writing while still a student. He is an author of repute in Punjabi, Urdu, Hindi, and English. His works have been translated into many other languages, and are used in literature classes in a large number of collages and university throughout the world. His published works include twenty-one collections of short stories, seven novels, seven plays, and two collections of poetry.
He has received numerous awards and prizes for his writing, including the Ghalib Award for Urdu Drama (1976), the Soviet Land Nehru Award (1981), the Fellowship of the Punjabi Sahitya Academy (1983), and the Bharatya Bhasha Prishad Award (1985).
His short story, "Come Back My Master" is included in the Greatest Short Stories of the World. He was recognized by both the Punjabi government (1962) and the Delhi Administration (1976) as a distinguished man-of-letters and awarded a "Robe of Honour." His collection of short stories, lk Chhit Chanan Di, won the Sahita Academi award in 1965.
Mr. Duggal also served as Director of the All-India Radio from 1942 to 1966, as Director of the National Book Trust from 1966-1973, and was an advisor (Information) to the Planning Commission from 1973 to 1976.
He has worked to encourage and promote literature and the arts throughout his life. He also served as a columnist for The Indian Express, The Tribune, and The Indian Book Industry, as a commentator on books, authors, radio, and television programs and the contemporary publishing scene in India.
A Love Offering by Swami Rama
I. The Sikh Tradition
1. A Messiah of Amity and Integration
2. In the Footsteps of the Master
3. The Saint-Soldiers
4. Birth of the Khalsa
5. The Word Became the Guru
II. Sikhism in Modern India
7. Mahajara Ranjit Singh's Secularism
8. Sikhs in the Freedom Struggle
9. Casting in Lot with Secular India
III. Crisis in the Punjab
10. Commitment to Punjabi
11. A Crisis in Punjabi Identity
About the Author
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