Golden Temple - Classic Series

Golden Temple - Classic Series

Product ID: 2007

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Author: Amrita Kumar
Publisher: Rupa
Year: 1995
Language: English
Pages: 64
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8171672736


As part of Classic India series, this pictorial book is a window to the holiest of holy Sikh shrines. A Collector's item, this book is a sheer visual delight.

For thousands of Amritsar inhabitants, the day begins at dawn with a visit to the Golden Temple, a tradition that has not changed for centuries. This shrine was built in the sixteenth century though it acquired its name much later, after its dome was placed with gold leaf. It has survived a turbulent history to remain the most powerful symbol of the Sikh faith.

The Classic India series portrays the panorama of India's cultural heritage. For centuries India was perceived as the land of fabulous riches, of wisdom, of mystique and romance. It is this magic that the series captures. It provides a window to one of the world's most ancient civilizations -- anachronistic at times but most often vibrant and alive today.

AUTHORS: Text: Archana Shankar Photographs by Sondeep ShankarDesign: Supriya S Lamba General Editor: Amrita Kumar