Bronze sculpture with granite base
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Bhai Kahan Singh’s books Gurmat Prabhakar and Gurmat Sudhakar are the standard guide books for understanding Sikhism. His work Mahan Kosh (known as the Sikh encyclopedia) is his magnum opus. He published magazine”Khalsa Gazzete” and is also regarded as one of the founders of the weekly newspaper, Khalsa Akhbar. Some of his noted works which are believed to be have accomplished between the years 1882 and 1911 are as follows:
Raj Dharam – This was his first book written at a time when he was serving with Maharaja Hira Singh. This was published and distributed on government expense.
Ham Hindu Nahin (We are not Hindus) – First published in 1898, the book is a critique on the distinction of the Sikh religion and identity. Bhai Kahan Singh stressed upon the distinct identity of the Sikhs; separate from any other, specially Hindu religion. Initially in Hindi, it was later translated into Punjabi language.
Gurmat Prabhakar – This book was published in the year 1898.  Studded with beautiful examples from Sri Guru Granth Sahib, this book condemns the superstitions prevailing in the Indian society. Difficult words have been made simpler through special commentaries at different places in the book.
Gurmat Sudhakar – Published in 1899, this book contains evidences from Dasam Granth, Works of Bhai Gurdas, Janam Sakhi Guru Nanak, Gurbilas, Guru Nanak Prakash, Suraj Prakash, Panth Prakash, Sau Sakhi (Guru Ratan Mala), Rehatnama etc. supporting the various practices and beliefs of Sikhism.
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Guru Shabad Ratnakar Mahan Kosh – An encyclopedia of Sikh literature started in 1912, this beautiful masterpiece was accomplished in 1926 after 14 years of research and painstaking effort and finally published by the princely state of Patiala. The state spent Rs.51,000 on its publishing. This 3338-paged book was divided into four volumes and was priced at Rs.110. It still serves as one of the most reliable reference material for research on Sikh faith and beliefs and also on the Punjabi culture.
Gur Mahima Sangraha – This book contained the biographies and important works reflecting the Sikh thought of some of the most famous Punjabi and Hindi poets. It is considered as a very important Historical document and still remains unpublished.
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