Zafarnama PDF á Hardcover

Zafarnama PDF á Hardcover Written in exquisite Persian verse, theZafarnamaor Epistle of Victory was a defiant message composed by Guru Gobind Singh, the tenth Sikh Guru, and addressed to the Mughal emperor AurangzebIn this brilliant new translation, Navtej Sarna brings to life the valiant voice of Guru Gobind Singh and the power of his poetic genius in a passionate disavowal of tyranny that remains ever relevant


10 thoughts on “Zafarnama

  1. Jibran Jibran says:

    When all has been tried, yetJustice is not in sight,It is then right to pick up the sword,It is then right to fight THE MILIEUThe Sikh community led by Guru Gobind Singh 1666 1708 was faced with a double whammy On one hand they braced denunciations of Hindu leaders for their program that challenged caste based social order and rejected blind ritualism and idolatry as it was practiced at that time This conflict often turned violent as Sikhs When all has been tried, y


  2. Sridhar Guda Sridhar Guda says:

    One of the best books I read on spirituality This book exhibits valor and spirituality of the Tenth Guru Guru Gobind Singh I really liked the following couplets 16thHuma ra kase saaye aayad bazerBar o dast darad na zaag e dalerThe one touched by Huma s sacred bird shadow and taken under its wingsIs beyond harm from clever crows, their designs mean nothing 22nd probably the most famous Chun kar az hameh beelate dar guzashthalal ast budanbi shamsher dastWhen all has been


  3. Shriya Shriya says:

    A multiplicity of factors make this book precious to me yes, precious The store it in a lock and key kind of precious So let s start this review withwhy I will not lend you this book even if you are my soul mateIt s a first day first edition I was the first person to buy it minutes after its release from a book store in Chandigarh It sthan just a book, it s an important source of history and helps to understand in depth the aftermath of the Battle of Chamkaur and the His


  4. Mohd Mohd says:

    The book is very short Its good but not enough to read about the topic.


  5. Charn Singh Charn Singh says:

    Whats crude and most convenient way to approach an ideology is to of course have an absolute faith in its pioneers So much so, that its rather common medium to bestow them with sainthood or even God s title I won t debate here about irony of us humans judging such titles, and whether they even mean something towards any positive construct in the end.The question is rather about humanity the will to overcome struggle, turmoil, and grief, or the toil it takes History easily re


  6. Sundeep Mallya Sundeep Mallya says:

    Wonderful book I loved the brief history of Sikh gurus that precedes the actual translation of the verses It gave a solid context within which to read the verses.I loved the fact that the transliteration of the Persian verses is provided but I do not think it is accurate E.g I d think itibar should be itibaar but then I don t know any Persian and maybe I m confusing the words with similar sounding words in Urdu.I also agree with other commentators that in some cases the transl


  7. Saba Aftab Saba Aftab says:

    I must say, every historical account you re going to read has to have two views a bad one and a good one Aurangzeb though to date remains my favourite of all Mughal Emperors but obviously one cannot deny the brutal realities of life power struggle whether in the name of religion or equality At the end, everyone has been right in their own rights GOD Almighty guide us


  8. Jazz Singh Jazz Singh says:

    The Sikh faith led by Guru Gobind Singh Ji in 1666 to 1708, was faced with attacks from all angles Whilst the Sikh faith was growing in peace, love, and harmony in Punjab, India they were endangered to oppression On one hand, the Sikhs faced huge criticism by the Hindu leaders for their principles, which challenged the caste system that segregated communities within the same faith and also rejected the acceptance of idolatry worship, which was and still is practiced as part of the


  9. Maneet Maneet says:

    The book details the letter that Guru Gobind Singh wrote to the Mughal king Aurangzeb Written in chaste Persian, the translation to english is fairly true and it makes you feel wowed by the usage of words and the context on the Zafarnama.


  10. Simpreet Kaur Simpreet Kaur says:

    The translation of the Zafarnama from Persian to English is hard to find and this one by Navtej Sarna is probably the most comprehensive It s a powerful poetic letter addressed by the tenth Guru of the Sikhs, Guru Gobind Singh to the then Mughal Emperor of India, Aurangzeb A tyrannical and oppressive ruler, Aurangzeb and his generals broke their oaths in order to wrongly defeat Guru Gobind Singh s army and kill his family I read both the Persian verse as well as the English translatio


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