Guru Nanak Dev: Dispenser of Love and Light

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“The book being FOREWORD-ed is written by SS Bhatti, a master of writing and a scholarly expert, with a novel approach to the study and understanding of life and its innumerable expressions across the globe. In the following book, the author has illustrated many facets of his expertise in the field of religion, history, and art. He renders Guru Nanak’s Jap stanzas in his own poetry; he covers several dimensions of divinity; he writes a section on the vocabulary employed in the hymns of Guru Nanak. He describes Guru Nanak as a dispenser of love and light. He covers even the paintings of Guru Nanak; the paintings were done by the devotees years after Guru Nanak left for the heavenly abode. Bhatti has added one art-work done by him that expresses in apt visual metaphors the divine exhortation of Guru Nanak: “Naam, Daan, Isnaan”, and is supported by a poem published long ago in The Tribune, a leading English newspaper of north-western India. All this makes the scope of the book very vast, holistic and refreshing … The readers of the book may be from many disciplines and interests besides the Sikhs and the Mureeds. However, I feel that they will find the author’s profound insights and holistic interpretations enriching as well as illuminating. To my reckoning, this book should find pride of place in all public and private libraries internationally.”

From the Foreword by (Bhai) Harbans Lal, Ph.D.; D. Lit (Hons) based in America

About the Author: Dr SS Bhatti (81) is India’s most versatile professional, nicknamed “Chandigarh’s Mr Versatility” by Chandigarh Newsline of The India Express. He pursues an amazing range of disciplines: Architecture; Art; Poetry; Criticism; Aesthetics; Engineering; Vocal Music; Musicology; Comparative Religion; Mysticism; Geography; Philosophy; Sociology; Mythology; Planning; Creative Writing; and so forth.

• He holds three PhDs: first one titled: “CHANDIGARH and the Context of Le Corbusier’s ‘Statute of the Land’: A Study of Plan, Action, and Reality” [1991]; the second on “CREATIVE MYSTICISM: A Study of Guru Nanak Bani with special reference to Japuji” [2000]; and the third on “SRI HARMANDAR SAHIB: A Study of Architecture, Engineering,
and Aesthetics” [2008]. He won the Fifth JIIA [Journal of the Indian Institute of Architects] National Award for Excellence in Architecture [Research Category] for the first PhD in 1993. The second one was honoured by Guru Har Krishan Educational Society, Chandigarh, as the Best Doctorate done in 2000 at the Department of Guru Nanak Sikh Studies, Panjab University.

• He inherited from his father Sardar Balwant Singh Bhatti the family’s creative versatility and the pursuit of excellence besides love for Gurbani and understanding of the great Indian art and cultural tradition. His father designed Gurdwara Panja Sahib Hassan Abdal [now in Pakistan] and Takht Shri Kesgarh Anandpur Sahib, and was a past master in Sikh Architecture [his article on this subject can be seen on the Internet], painting, sculpture, wood-carving, Indian classical music, and Greco-Indian style of wrestling.

• Dr Bhatti has striven to extend the family tradition of versatile creativity to become India’s foremost protagonist of Holistic Humanism. He has made enormous contribution to many different fields which fact is widely acknowledged by eminent professionals working in them. He has to his credit three thousand works of Art, and written more than 5,000 poems in English, Urdu, Punjabi, and Hindi. Chandigarh Sahitya Akademi has conferred on him Best Book of the Year Award for 2019 for his anthology of quatrains titled Shu’oor-i-Bekhudi in Urdu Poetry Category.


  • Hardcover: 290 pages
  • Publisher: White Falcon Publishing; 1 edition (2019)
  • Author: Dr SS Bhatti
  • ISBN-13: 9789389530223
  • Product Dimensions:  8 x 8 Inch

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