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 Books for a Gurdwara, public and academic Library



Congressman From India, by Dalip Singh Saund : Originally published by E. P. Dutton and Company, Incorporated, New York.

East of Indus : My memories of Old Punjab, by Gurnam S Brard. Hemkunt Publishers, 2007

Four Quarters of the Night, by Tara Singh Bains, McGill-Queen's UP, 2003, 

Garland Around My Neck: The Story of Puran Singh of Pingalwara, by Patwant Singh & Harinder Kaur Sekhon, UBS Pub. Distrib., New Delhi, 2001

In the Line of Duty: a Soldier Remembers, by Lt. Gen. Harbakhash Singh: New Delhi, Lancer Publishers & Distributors, 2000

Mera Pind (Punjabi), 11th Edition, by Giani Gudit Singh, 

Real Ranjit Singh, by Fakir Syed Waheeduddin, Punjabi University, Patiala, 2001


A Lionís Mane, by Navjot Kaur, Illustrated by Jaspreet Sandhu, 

Bed Time Stories by Santokh Singh Jagdev.

Bindu's Wedding, written & illustrated by Amrit & Rabindra Kaur Singh

Dear Takuya, by Jessi Kaur

Fascinating Folktales, by  Gurmeet Kaur  - 

Guru Nanak: His Life & Teachings, by Roopinder Singh, Rupa, New Delhi, 2004

Journey with the Gurus, 2vols by  Inni Kaur, 

My First Sikh Books, by Parveen Kaur Dhillon -   

Nanak: The Guru, by Arpana Caur and Mala Kaur Dayal, Rupa, New Delhi, 2005


Anandpur: The City of Bliss, by Mohinder Singh, UBS Pub. Distrib./National Institute of Panjab Studies, New Delhi, 2002, ISBN 81-7476-374-0

Golden Temple, by Mohinder Singh, UBS Pub. Distrib./National Institute of Panjab Studies, New Delhi, 2005, ISBN 81-7476-371-6

Golden Temple, by Patwant Singh, Time Books, New Delhi, 1988

Illustrated History of The Sikhs, by Khushwant Singh, Oxford UP, New Delhi, 2006, ISBN 0-195-67747-1

Maharaja Ranjit Singh, by Mohinder Singh, UBS Pub. Distrib./National Institute of Panjab Studies, New Delhi, 2002, ISBN 81-7476-372-4

Maharaja Ranjit Singh: Lord of the Five Rivers, by Jean-Marie Lafont, Oxford UP, New Delhi, 2002, ISBN 0-195-66111-7

Piety and Splendour: Sikh Heritage in Art, edited by B.N. Goswamy, National Museum, New Delhi, 2000, ISBN 81-85832-09

Sikhs in Britain, by Peter Bance, Sutton, U.K., 2007, ISBN 0-7509-4511-0

Sikhs, Text by Khushwant Singh, Photography by Raghu Rai, Lustre Press, 1984

Warrior Saints, by Amandeep Singh Madra & Parmjit Singh, I.B. Tauris, London, 1999, ISBN 1-860-64490-0


Dasam Granth: The Second Scripture of the Sikhs, by Gobind Singh and Surindar S. Kohli. Munshirm Manoharlal, 2005

Granth of Guru Gobind Singh and the Khalsa Brotherhood, by C H Loehlin, Lucknow Publishing House, 1971.

Sri Dasam Granth, Questions and Answers  by G S Mann & K Singh. Aechimedas Press, 2011  

Sri Dasam Granth Sahib Path Sampadan ate Viyakhia - By Dr. Rattan Singh Jaggi , Dr. Gursharan Kaur Jaggi.Gobind Sadan


Canadian Sikhs: History, Religion, and Culture of Sikhs in North America, by Narinder Singh, 1994

Punjabis in New Zealand, by W.H. McLeod. Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar, 1986

Sikh Diaspora, by Darshan S Tatla, .  University of Washington Press. 1998

Sikhs in Britain: The Making of a Community, by Gurharpal Singh & Darshan Singh Tatla . Palgrave Macmillan, 2006

The Other Sikhs : A View from Eastern India, Volume I, by Himadri Banerjee. New Delhi, Manohar, 2003.

The Rise of Sikhs Abroad, by Gurmukh Singh. New Delhi, Rupa & Co., 2003, ISBN 812910068-1.


Berkeley Lectures on Sikhims (Hardcover), by Harbans Singh, Publisher: South Asia Books; 2nd Corr. edition (August 1995)

Connecting the Dots in Sikh History, by Harbans Singh Noor, IOSS, Chandigarh, 2004

Khalsa, Sikh and Non Sikh Perspective, Edited by J S Grewal, Manohar, 2004

Parasaraprasna, by Kapur Singh, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar, 200

Searches in Sikhism: Thought, Understanding, Observance, by Nirmal Singh.  Hemkunt, 2008

Sikhs & Sikhism: A View With a Bias, by I.J. Singh, Centennial Foundation, Guelph, Canada, 1998


English Lessons and Other Stories, by Shauna Singh Baldwin, Goose Lane, Fredericton, NB, Canada, 1999

Sacred Games, by Vikram Chandra, Harper Collins, New York, 2007, ISBN 0-06-113035-4

Train to Pakistan, by Khushwant Singh. Photographs by Margaret Bourke-White. Roli Books Pvt Ltd, New Delhi, 2007.


A Reconstruction of Sikh History From Sikh Literature, by Surjit Hans. ABS Publications, 1988

Contesting Interpretations of the Sikh Tradition, by J. S. Grewal, Manohar, 1998,

Exploring Sikh Spiritualty, by Nirmal Singh, Sanbun, 2003, 

Guru Nanak to Guru Gobind Singh, by Anil Chandra, Rajesh, Alahabad, 1978

Harmony in Science and Sikh Religion by H S Virk. Singh Brothers, 2012.

Nitnem, translation of Prescribed Banis by Kulwant Singh Khokhar. 2005

Science, Religion & Spirituality by Dr. Sukhraj S. Dhillon. New Edge, 2013

Selected Contemporary Sikh Issues [Sikhs & Society Series I] by Nirmal Singh, Hemkunt, 2013

Sikh History from Persian Sources , by J.S. Grewal and Irfan Habib , Tulika, 2002

Sikh Tree, by Jagjit Singh

Sikhism : 1000 questions Answered , by S S Kapur, Hemkunt, 200

Sikhism (Religions of the World Series) by Gurinder Singh Mann. Prentice Hall, 2003

Sikhism, by Nikky-guninder Kaur Singh. Facts on File, 2004

Sikhism, by W. Owen Cole, Hodder & Stoughton, London,

Teach yourself Sikhism, by Owen Cole. McGraw-Hill; 2nd edition, 2005

Transformation of Sikhism by Gokal Chand Narang, New Book Society, 1946

Universality of the Sikh Religion: A Guide to Understanding the Sikh Religion, by Jaspal Singh Mayell. Mayell Publishers, 2006. 

Who is A Sikh? by W. H. McLeod, Oxford University Press / Hardcover / 1989


Gurdwaras in India and Around the World, by Patwant Singh. Delhi, 1992

Historical Sikh Shrines in Pakistan, by Iqbal Qaiser, Punjab History Board, Lahore, 1998

The Golden Temple: Past and Present, by Madanjit Kaur, Amritsar, 1983


Gatha Sri Adi Granth and Controversy by Piar Singh, Anant Michigan, 1995

Guru Granth Sahib, Canon, Meaning and Authority, by Pashaura Singh, Oxford Univ. 2000

GURU GRANTH SAHIB: An Introductory Study, by S.S. Kapoor, 1999, ISBN : 8170102936

Itihaas Sri Guru Granth Sahib: Bhagat Bani (History of Guru Granth Sahib: Bhagat Bani) by Giani Gurdit Singh, second edition, 2000

Itihaas Sri Guru Granth Sahib: Mundavani (History of Guru Granth Sahib: Mundavani), by Giani Gurdit Singh. 2003 

Sri Kartarpuri Bir de Darshan by Bhai Jodh Singh. Patiala: Punjabi University, 1968 .

The Making of Sikh Scripture, by Gurinder Singh Mann, Oxford UP, New York, 2001, 


Atlas of Guru Gobind Singh Travels, Punjabi University, Patiala

Atlas of Guru Nanak Travels, Punjabi University, Patiala,

Guru Amar Das, Life and Teachings, by Fauja Singh, Sterling, 1979.

Guru Gobind Singh (Paperback), by by Gopal Singh : South Asia Books (May 1999)

Guru Gobind Singh, by Harbhans Singh , Chandigarh, Guru Gobind Singh Foundation, 1971.

Guru Gobind Singh. 2 vols. , by J. S.Grewal, & S. S. Bal , Chandigarh, Panjab University, 1967.

Guru Nanak and His Times by Banerjee, A.C. : Punjabi University, Patiala, 1971

Guru Nanak and the Sikh Religion, by W. H. McLeod. Oxford University Press, 1996

Guru Nanak in western scholarship (Paperback), by J. S. Grewal. South Asia Books,1992

Guru Nanak, by Harbans Singh. Punjabi University, Patiala, 1979.

Guru Tegh Bahadur (Hardcover), by Harbans Singh. South Asia Books 1994

Guru Tegh Bahadur, prophet and martyr, A biography, by Trilochan Singh. Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (1967)

Life and Work of Guru Arjan (Hardcover), by Pashaura Singh. Oxford, 2006

Life of Guru Gobind Singh, by Kartar Singh, Ludhiana, Lahore Book Shop, [1968].

Life of Guru Hari Krishan: A biography and history, by Trilochan Singh. Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (1981)

Sahib-e-Kamaal Guru Gobind Singh Ji, by Daulat Rai. Amritsar, Gurmat Sahit Charitable Trust, 1996.

Saint Soldier, by Sukhbir Singh Kapoor, South Asia Books.

The Evolution of thr Khalsa, 2 Vols, by Indubhushan Banerjee. A Mukherjee, 1979

The Sikh Gurus and their Religion, by A C Baneree. Munshi Ram Manohar Lal, 1983.

The Sikh Gurus, their Lives and Teachings, Vikas, New Delhi, 1980

The Ten Masters, by Puran Singh, Singh Brothers, Amritsar, 2004, ISBN 81-7205-148-4


A History of the Sikh People, by Gopal Singh. Allied Publishers, 1988

A History of The Sikhs, (2 vols.) by Khushwant Singh, Oxford UP, New Delhi, 1999,

A Short History of The Sikhs, by Teja Singh & Ganda Singh, Punjabi University, Patiala, 1999, 

Evolution of the Khalsa (two Vols.) by Indubhushan Banerjee,  University of Calcutta, 1936

Four Centuries of Sikh Tradition, by J S Grewal, Oxford, 2011

History of the Sikhs and their Religion, Vol. 1, Ed by Kirpal Singh. SGPC, 2004

History of the Sikhs, (6 vols.) by Hari Ram Gupta, Munshiram Manoharlal, New Delhi, 2000,

History of the Sikhs, by J.D. Cunningham, Satvic Media, Amritsar, 2002,

The Heritage of the Sikhs, by Harbans Singh, Manohar, New Delhi, 1999, 

The Sikh Religion, (6 vols.) by Max Arthur Macauliffe, S. Chand, Delhi, 1963

The Sikhs in History, by Sangat Singh, Singh Brothers, Amritsar, 2005

The Sikhs of The Punjab, by J S Grewal, Cambridge University Press, 1994

The Sikhs: History, Religion & Society, by W.H. McLeod, Columbia UP, New York, 1989,

Transformation of Sikhism by Gokal Chand Narang, the University of California, 1910


An Introduction to the Sacred Language of the Sikhs, by Christopher Shackle, School of Oriental & African Studies, London, 1983

Akhar, a Punjabi Word Processor , by Gurpreet Singh Lehal. Punjabi Unicversity, Patiala.

Let us Learn Punjabi 

"Punjabi Made Easy" Level 1-3, by J S Nagra; Paperback; Nagra Publications (Dec 31 1996)


Journal of Punjab Studies (semi-annual), edited by Gurinder Singh Mann, University of California, Santa Barbara,

Nishaan (quarterly), The Nagaara Trust, New Delhi,

Sikh Formations (semi-annual), edited by Arvind-Pal Singh Mandair, Taylor & Francis, U.K.,

The Sikh Review (monthly), The Sikh Cultural Centre, Kolkata,

The Sikh Courier 


Punjabi Suba by Ajit Singh Sarhadi, U C Kapur and Sons, 1970

Struggle for Reform in Sikh Shrines, by Ruchi Ram Sahni, ed., Ganda Singh. SGPC, Amritsar,

Akali Morchian da Itihas by Josh , Sohan Singh,  Delhi, 1972 .

The Akali Movement, by Mohinder Singh, Delhi, 1983

The Akalis, A short History, by J S Grewal. Punjab Studies Publication, Chandigarh, 1996

The Singh Sabha and Other Socio-Relegious Movements in the Punjab - 1850-1925 (Paperback),
by Ganda Singh, Punjabi University (1997)


Amritsar: Mrs. Gandhi's Last Battle, by Mark Tully, South Asia Books, 1991

Amu: a novel by Shonali Bose. Penguin Books, 2004

Betrayed by the State: The Anti-Sikh pogrom of 1984, by Jyoti Grewal, Penguin, 2007

Khalistan Struggle, A Non-Movement by Jagtar Singh. Aakar Books, 2011

My Bleeding Punjab, by Khushwant Singh. UBS Publisher, New Delhi1, 992

The Searching Eye Gurdev S Grewal. : Rupa, 2007

When A Tree Shook Delhi, by Manoj Mitta & H.S. Phoolka: Roli, ISBN:978-81-7436-598-9


Punjab Bloodied Partitioned and cleansed by Ishtiaq Ahmed. Rupa, 2011

The Other Side of Silence: Voices from the Partition of India, by Urvashi Butalia, Duke UP, Durham, NC, USA, 2000,

The Sikhs And Transfer of Power (1942-1947), by Kirpal Singh, Publisher: Punjabi University, 2006


A Conceptual Encylopaedia of Guru Granth Sahib, by Surindar Singh Kohli, Manohar, New Delhi, 1992

Dictionary of Guru Granth Sahib, by Surindar Singh Kohli, Singh Brothers, Amritsar, 2005

Encyclopedia of The Sikh Literature (Mahan Kosh by  Bhai Kahn Singh Nabha) -  4Vols, Trans. Punjabi U, Patiala

English-Punjabi Dictionary, Punjabi University

Historical Dictionary of Sikhism, by W.H. McLeod, Scarecrow Press, Lanham, MD, USA, 2005, ISBN 0-810-85088-5

Punjabi-English Dictionary, Punjabi University

Sikhism, Religion of the Sikh People by Sandeep Singh Brar. 

Sikhipedia : 

Textual Sources For the Study of Sikhism, by W.H. McLeod, Univ. Chicago Press, Chicago, 1990

The Encyclopedia of Sikhism, Editor-in-Chief: Harbans Singh, Punjabi University, Patiala, 2002, 

Thus Sayeth Gurbani (Hardcover), by Pritpal Singh Bindra, 1997


Gopal Singh, Gur Das Kapur & Sons, Delhi, 1962

Gurbachan Singh Talib, Punjabi University, Patiala, 1984

Kartar Singh Duggal, Hemkunt, New Delhi, 2004

Manmohan Singh, SGPC, Amritsar, 1962

Sant Singh Khalsa on Internet

Siri Guru Granth Sahib w/ English Translation  by Sant Singh Khalsa, $245 for the 5 volume set, 2013 


Japji Sahib made Easy by Satpal Kaur Sodhi

The Name of My Beloved: Verses of the Sikh Gurus, by Nikky-Guninder Kaur Singh, Penguin, New Delhi, 1995, ISBN 0-14-100765-6

The Sacred Writings of the Sikhs, by Tirlochan Singh, et al., Orient Longman, New Delhi, 2000, ISBN 81-250-1790-9

Teachings of the Sikh Gurus, Selections from the Sikh Scriptures , Edited by Christopher Shackle, Arvind Mandair, Published by: Routledge, 2005, ISBN: 978-0-415-26604-8


Eminent Sikh Women, by M.K. Gill. South Asia Books / 1996 :

Sikh Women In England : Religious, Social and Cultural Beliefs, by Satwant Kaur Rait. STYLUS PUBLISHING

Relocating Gender on Sikh History, by Doris Jakobsh, Oxford University Press, 2003

The Birth of the Khalsa: A Feminist Re-Memory of Sikh Identity, by Nikky-Guninder Kaur Singh . State University of New York Press, 2005.

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