Ardas of the Sikhs – A Distinctive Prayer

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Author: Jaswant Singh Neki

Published by Printx

ISBN: 978-098826880-7

This book, Ardas of the Sikhs, is an inclusive, yet discreet work on the subject. While acknowledging the universality of prayer and its efficacy, the author attends to this multisensate phenomenon in all its dimensions-historical, hermeneutical, psychological, philosophical etc. He does this with all deference to the various other extant spiritual disciplines.

Profoundly expounding every phrase of the Ardas, the book has been considered a precious addition to the existing spiritual literature of the world.

Praise for the book:

“The author has retold in English his 1989 classic exploration of the Sikh Ardad in Punjab that has incomparably informed a generation of Sikhs on the meaning, history,style and substance of the Ardas recited by Sikhs worldwide. Jaswant Singh Neki is deeply steeped in Sikh lore and has poet’s way with words. Highly recommended”

Dr. I.J Singh, Professor Emeritus, New York University

About the Author:

Jaswant Singh Neki is Professor of Eminence in Religious Studies at the Punjabi University, Patiala.

A psychiatrist of international standing, he has been Director of the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh,and Consultant to the World Health Organization and UNDP.

An outstanding metaphysical poet in the Punjabi language,he received the national Sahitya Akademi Award in 1980.


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