The webinar analyzes some of the beautiful illustrations of Guru Nanak’s life from the B-40 Janamsakhi (dated 1733). Not only do these images reflect the core values of Sikhism, they are also vitally important in shaping and crystallizing them for future generations. We will discuss how the B-40 illustrations underscore the secular structures of Sikh metaphysics, and reveal the coalescence of poetry and physicality.

About the Presenter: Nikky-Guninder Kaur Singh is the Crawford Family Professor of Religious Studies at Colby College in Maine, USA. She has published extensively in the field of Sikhism. Her books include: Of Sacred and Secular Desire (IB Tauris 2012), Sikhism: An Introduction (IB Tauris 2011),Cosmic Symphony (Sahitya Akademy, 2008), The Birth of the Khalsa (SUNY 2005), The Feminine Principle in the Sikh Vision of the Transcendent (1993), The Name of My Beloved: Verses of the Sikh Gurus(1995; 2001), Metaphysics and Physics of the Guru Granth Sahib (1981).

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