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Style Of The Lion: The Sikhs - Book By Jasprit Singh

Publisher: Akal Publishers
Authors: Jasprit Singh
Page: 118
Format: Hardbound
Language: English
Product Code: CFT132
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Table of Contents of 'Style Of The Lion: The Sikhs' By Jasprit Singh

  Preface/Acknowledgments 2
  A Historical Perspective 4
1 The Sikh Style 8
2 Escaping the Web 30
3 Style of the Child 40
4 From Boyhood to Manhood 50
5 The Sardar's Dastar 60
6 Awakening the Warrior Within 72
7 Test by  Fire:  Family Life 88
8 Style Within Society 96
9 Facing Life's Odds 104


Ever since I can remember, my father used to take me for morning walks in the beautiful lawns of India Gate in New Delhi. At five in the morning he would massage my legs with mustard oil ("you will not feel the cold,'' he claimed) and we would head off. On these walks he would answer the million logical and mostly illogical questions of a child. When he was not answering my questions, he would sing a shabad from the Guru Granth Sahib. Sometimes he would explain it to me. As I grew older he would apply the explana­tion to a problem I was facing. I believe now that these walks with my father provided the most important schooling in my life. On page seventy-three of this book I have reproduced - twenty-five years after it was told by my father to his nineteen year old son - a story that is central to the Sikh style.

Over the years I have felt a strong yearning to capture the Sikh style in a book and share it with Sikhs and non-Sikhs. This book is a first volume in this effort - focusing on the Sikh male style.

Guru Gobind Singh has given the Sikh a highly visual physical style. The turban, the acceptance of the Creator's gift of hair (k..esh), makes the Sikh individual a colorful subject. This book is intended to be highly visual and concise.

I dedicate this book to my father, Giani Gurcharan Singh. And to my mother, Sardarni Gursharan Kaur. At the young age of seventy-seven, my mother coordinated all of the interviews for the book and trudged along on the photography sessions needed for this work.

Without the artistry and computer graphics skills of my wife, Teresa, this book would not have been possible.

I hope you enjoy this book. And remember that nothing is more welcome than a postcard or a letter giving us your feedback.


From the Backcover of 'Style Of The Lion: The Sikhs' By Jasprit Singh

What readers are saying about Style of the Lion: The Sikhs ...


S. Khushwant Singh, Legendary Author, Columnist, Expert on Sikhism, New Delhi, India

"Written in a popular style with appropriate choice of shabads .. .  I will recommend it for purchase ... for the 300th anniversary of the Khalsa."


Dr. Eleanor Nesbitt, Social Anthropologist, School of Education, University of Warwick, U.K

"What a lovely book! I thoroughly enjoyed the presentation and fresh approach ... congratulations .. .I will make sure that it is reviewed and brought to people's notice ... "


Dr. J.M. Hinckley, President, Hinckley Research, Kalamazoo, Michigan

" ... enjoyed it very much, and find the Sikh principles to be very much like my own, somewhat to my surprise. The book is a real work of art."


Prof. AS. Sethi, Professor, University of Ottawa, Author of numerous books on Sikhism

"Congratulations! I was delighted to read your book, Style of the Lion: The Sikhs which incorporates very impressive photographs and relevant hymns from the Guru Granth Sahib. I congratulate Teresa for an excellent design of the book."


Dr. Margaret Durant, Principal, Martin Luther King Elementary School, Ann Arbor; Michigan

"This is the most beautiful book I have seen in my entire life! I have placed it in our library."


Dr. Gerald Witt, Director, Air Force Office of Scientific Research, Washington, D.C.

"The high graphics arts quality of the book immediately drew me inside. Then, the warm, conversational, but informative narrative style took over and held my attention."


Dr. Pashaura Singh, Professor of Sikh Studies, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

"This unique approach to Sikhism will be particularly attractive for young Sikhs growing up in the West. The use of beautiful pictures with key shabads and Sikh concepts is wonderful. I like the coverage of Sikhs, from a highly decorated general to a simple farmer."


Dr. P.S. Sahni, Project Year 2000, AT&T, New Jersey

"This book will not only be important for Sikhs, but also for non-Sikhs who wish to get a balanced view of Sikhism.

The art is wonderful. I congratulate you on this outstanding piece of work."


Mrs. Marge Rutila, Librarian, Martin Luther King Elementary School, Ann Arbor, Michigan

" ... a beautifully-styled book which offers a rare view into the Sikh culture ... I am honored to put it into our library."


S.S. Gurukim Kaur Khalsa, President, Sikh Dharma of Phoenix, Inc., Guru Nanak Dwara, Phoenix, AZ

"Your book is the most artistically splendid Sikh children's book that I have ever seen."


University Students across the U.S.A.

" ... a unique book which does not sound preachy, very relevant to modern issues ... the photographs are just beautiful and will be great for children and youth ... what a positive book ... "

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