Monday, 17 November 2008

The Living Guru

Das presented a paper on the Guru Granth Sahib at leicester:

New Walk Museum Talk: The Living Guru (part 1)
Tuesday 14th October, 12.30pm – 1.30pm

Introduction to the exhibition, ‘The Living Guru – The Holy Sikh Scripture’, with Kamalroop Singh, specialist on Sikh religion, PhD candidate, University of Birmingham.

Here are some of the slides from the talk:

The above photo is a recension of Adi Guru Granth Sahib given to Pir Buddhu Shah after his five sons, all died for the Panth. The Muslim marytrs of the Panth are known as Mureeds. Guru Ji never asked them to convert. This recension contains raga mala. Circa 1690's.

A beautiful recension of Guru Ji, in the Sikh reference library Sri Darbar Sahib, Amritsar. It also contains the raga mala, and has a colophon of 1777 A.D.

The above photograph is of the beginning of Guru Maharaj, this recension was written in Baba Deep Singhs Taksal, at Dam Dama Sahib and ends with raga mala. Circa 1720 A.D.

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