Sikh Model of Education for Complete Living : Role of Gurdwaras

Sikh Model of Education for Complete Living : Role of Gurdwaras

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Author: Meharban Singh
Publisher: Singh Brothers
Year: 2009
Language: English
Pages: 223
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8172054211


The book draws out a comprehensive picture of Sikh Model of Education based on the educational philosophy presented in Sri Guru Granth Sahib. This model is not limited to the teaching and learning rather it represents an art of complete living.

The book also discusses the life and teachings of Guru Nanak, the founder of Sikhism; the educational system of his times; the concept of man and society as education has great concern with man and society; Guru-Chela relationship as these are the two pioneer variables of any teaching process. And last but not the least the role of Sikh Gurdwaras in the field of education, it covers broad spectrum in the present context and it has also seized the space to provide review and suggest directions for further research.

It is shocking that the Punjab, the land of Gurus, is lagging behind in the field of education. The survey reports of the international agencies on Punjab’s education system are appalling. The present work can be a beacon of light for the policy makers to change the dismal situation.

This well-researched and documented work will interest not only the scholars of education, Sikhism and comparative studies but also general readers as it presents an art of complete living.



1. Introduction
2. Brief Life Sketch of Guru Nanak Dev and His teachings
3. Educational System during the Time of Guru Nanak
4. Concept of Man and Society
5. Sikh Model of Education and Its Implications
6. Guru-Chela Relationship
7. Sikh Gurdwara: Educational Connection

I. Table – A: Guru Nanak Among the World Explorers
II. Nutshell Survey Report
III. Table – B: Enrolment in Higher Education National Sample Survery 2003
IV. Table – C: Enrolment in Higher Education According to Social Groups 1999 – 2000
V. Table – D : Over Capitalized Agriculture Sector in Punjab
VI. Table – E: Report on Drug Addiction (Age Group 18-30 Years)
VII. Table – F: Monthly updates on AIDS, NACO 31 August, 2006

I. District Jalandhar
II. Important Places visited by Guru Nanak Dev Ji
III. Historical Gurdwaras in Amritsar City