The Sikh Religion: Its Gurus, Sacred Writings and Authors, Volume 5
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Gobind Singh was the tenth and final guru of Sikhism. He was born in 1666 in Patna, India, to Guru Tegh Bahadur and Mata Gujri. Gobind Singh was a brilliant child, and he quickly learned the teachings of Sikhism. He also became a skilled warrior and a master of the martial arts.
In 1675, Gobind Singh's father, Guru Tegh Bahadur, was executed by the Mughal emperor Aurangzeb for refusing to convert to Islam. This event had a profound impact on Gobind Singh, and it led him to become a more militant leader of the Sikhs.
Gobind Singh established the Khalsa, the Sikh warrior brotherhood, in 1699. The Khalsa was a group of Sikhs who were dedicated to fighting for the rights of all people, regardless of their religion or caste. The Khalsa also played a key role in the Sikh struggle for independence from Mughal rule.
Gobind Singh was a prolific writer, and he composed many hymns and poems that are now considered to be part of the Sikh holy scriptures. He also wrote a treatise on Sikh philosophy called the Dasam Granth.
Gobind Singh died in 1708, at the age of 42. He is considered to be one of the most important figures in Sikh history, and his teachings continue to inspire Sikhs all over the world.
Volume 5 of The Sikh Religion by Max Arthur Macauliffe is a comprehensive and detailed account of the life and teachings of Gobind Singh. Macauliffe draws on a variety of sources, including Sikh historical texts, poetry, and hymns. He also provides a detailed analysis of Gobind Singh's philosophy and his impact on the development of Sikhism.
Volume 5 of The Sikh Religion is an essential resource for anyone who wants to learn more about Gobind Singh and the Sikh religion. It is a well-written and informative book that is sure to appeal to scholars and laypeople alike.
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