Author: Kamla K. Kapur
Number Of Pages: 300
Package Dimensions: 8.6 x 5.6 x 1.0 inches
Release Date: 22-07-2018
Details: Product Description Legends and Adventures of Guru Angad the second Sikh Guru. From the bestselling author of Classic Tales from Mystic India, The Singing Guru and Rumi: Tales to Live By, comes the second book in the Sikh saga series about Bhai Lehna’s journey from being Guru Nanak’s constant disciple to becoming Guru Angad (1504 – 1552), his successor and the second Sikh Guru. Into the Great Heart carries forward and concludes the stories of Guru Nanak and Bhai Mardana, his favourite minstrel, from the first volume of the Sikh saga, The Singing Guru. History, legend and fiction merge to populate this book with fascinating personalities from Sikh history. Pivotal to this narrative are forgotten female luminaries such as Guru Nanak’s wife, Mata Sulakhni, his sister, Bebe Nanaki, Bhai Lehna’s wife, Khivi and daughter Amro. Brought to the foreground, their wisdom and insights as they overcome obstacles to spiritual growth embody the basic tenets of Sikhism in everyday living. They enhance Guru Nanak and Bhai Lehna’s tale with their diverse approach to life. Filled with captivating characters that enrich the tapestry of this compelling narrative, Into the Great Heart is a must-read for anyone who loves a rich story about human nature in its search for spiritual awareness. Review “In the West there is a fantasy game where we try to imagine what it would be like to be transported back to the presence of some really important world figures of the past. It's a rare feat to conjure convincingly, but Kamla Kapur leads us into a rich fictional mind trip surrounding the revered founder of Sikhism, Guru Nanak (1469-1538)….Careful, or you may not want to come back.” *Tom Hoover, author of Zen Culture and The Moghul* “A poetic and moving evocation of the life and spirit of Guru Nanak.” *Alex Rutherford, author of Empire of the Moghul series* About the Author Kamla K Kapur’s previous books include Classic Tales from Mystic India and Pilgrimage to Paradise. She is also a poet (As a Fountain in a Garden, Radha Speaks), a short story writer and an award winning playwright. She and her husband, Payson R. Stevens, live half the year in the Kullu Valley in the Himalayas and the other half in Southern California, USA.