Author: Harjinder Singh Dilgeer
Publisher: Singh Brothers
ISBN/UPC (if available): 2930247207
A Sikh can be easily identified from amongst the crowds of hundreds and thousands. A man with beard and turban can well be easily recognized. This book tells who are these people, their history, culture, places of worship, and their life in general down the ages.
1. Who Are the Sikhs?
2. Brief History: Guru Nanak Sahib, Guru Angad Sahib, Amar Das Sahib, Guru
Ram Das Sahib, Guru Arjan Sahib, Guru Hargobind Sahib, Guru Har Rai
Sahib, Guru Harkrishan Sahib, Guru Tegh Bahadur Sahib, Guru Gobind Singh
Sahib, Baba Banda Singh Bahadur, Massacre of the Sikhs, The Sikhs Rule,
The Sikh Territory, The Sikhs under the British, The Struggle for Freedom.
3. The Role of the Sikhs in the Europe and the Far East
4. Population of the Sikh
5. Uniqueness of a Sikh: Meaning, Physical Appearance (turban, beard, sword,
kara etc), Distinctness of Name, Theological Distinction, Concept of Miri Piri.
6. Who is a Sikh?
7. Who is a so-called Sahijdhari Sikh?
8. Guru Panth
9. Sangat/ Gur Sangat
10. Sarbat Khalsa
13. Khande-Di-Pahul (The Sikh Initiation)
14. Four Major Prohibitions for a Sikh
15. Seven Prohibitions for an Initiated Sikh
16. Code of Conduct for a Sikh
Dos & DON’Ts for a Sikh
17. Nitnem (Daily Prayer) of a Sikh
18. Akhand Path
19. Five "Articles of Faith" Must for an Initiated Sikh Kes, Kangha, Kara,
20. The Sikh Culture: Honest Earning (Kirat Karna), Sharing with Others (Vand
Chhakna), Meditation(Nam Japna), Defending Human Rights, Pray for the
Whole of the World, Bow before His Will, The Sikh Euphoria (Charhdi Kala).
21. The Institutions of Sikhism: Guru Granth Sahib, Guru in Sikhism, Gurdwara
(The Sikh place of Worship), Nishan Sahib, Services at Gurdwara, How to
Attend Gurdwara, Protocol (for the Visitors to Gurdwara), Priest in Sikhism,
Sewa, Langar, Sangat and Pangat, the Sikh Red-Cross
22. The Sikh Festivals
23. The Sikh Ceremonies: Child birth, Naming of a Child, The Sikh Marriage,
Divorce, Abortion, Death.
24. The Sikh Homeland: Amritsar, Anandpur Sahib, Chamkaur Sahib, Delhi,
Fatehgarh Sahib, Goindwal, Hazur Sahib, Kartarpur (Jullundur),
Kartarpur(Pakistan) and Dera Baba Nanak, Keeratpur Sahib, Khadur Shaib,
Muktsar, Nanakana Sahib, Paonta Sahib, Patna Sahib, Sultanpur, Talwandi
Sabo, Tarn Taran.
25. Some National Games, Folk Dances, Folk Songs of the Punjab
26. Some Important Books of Sikh Studies
27. Famous Sikh Personalities: Famous Sikh Writers, Anti-Sikh Writers and
Propagandists, Famous Sikh Martyrs, Famous Sikh Leaders, Leadership of
Post-1978 Period, Diplomats and Humanitarians, Akali Dal’s Leadership, Other
Sikh Famous Sikh Personalities, Army, Famous Sikh Sportsmen/ Women,
Famous Sikh Women, Sympathisers of the Sikh Nation.
28. Dastar (The Turban)
29. Kirpan (The Sikh Sword)
30. Akal Takht Sahib
31. Shiromani Akali Dal
32. Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak committee (SGPC)
33. Ardas (The Sikh Prayer)
34. Some References in the Ardas: Punj Piarey, Char Sahibzade, Chalih Muktey
35. The Sikh Way of Greeting
36. The Sikh National Anthem
37. Some Terms which are Offending for the Sikhs
38. Some Important Dates of the Sikh History: Post-Guru Sahib Period, Ranjit
Singh Era, The British Period, Master Tara Singh Era, After 1947.