The Sikh Religion: Its Gurus, Sacred Writings and Authors (Paperback)

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Born and educated in Ireland, Max Arthur Macauliffe (1841 1913) joined the Indian Civil Service in 1862. In 1882 he was promoted to the post of deputy commissioner of the Punjab. But it was after he retired from the civil service in 1893 that he gained public attention. Macauliffe developed a close affinity with Sikhism while in the Punjab, eventually converting to the religion. His translation into English of the Guru Granth Sahib, the holy book of Sikhism, is recognised as the most accurate to date. Following this project, he set to work on this six-volume set, covering the history and philosophy of Sikhism, first published in 1909 and still regarded as the definitive work on the subject. Volume 5 covers the life and compositions of Gobind Singh, the tenth guru, along with the life of Banda Bahadur, who established the first Sikh state.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781108055475
ISBN-10: 1108055478
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication Date: March 28th, 2013
Pages: 370
Language: English
Series: Cambridge Library Collection - Perspectives from the Royal A