This book traces the background, history, and moral philosophy of the Sikhs and their religion. In chapter 1 the reader is acquainted with a carefully researched historical background of Punjab state in northern India where the majority of Sikhs reside. Presently, Sikhism is the fifth largest religion in the world with a following of 25 million devotees. Chapter 2 explains the lives and contributions of ten Sikh Gurus which led to the growth of the Sikh religion. The descriptive analysis of chapter 2 is followed with the theoretical underpinnings of religion and leadership in the explanation of the growth of Sikh religion.The teachings of Sikh scripture are lucidly explained in chapter 4. In chapter 5 moral principles of Sikhism are analysed vis-à-vis the Greek philosopher Aristotle’s model of moral philosophy as enumerated in his classic work Nicomachean Ethics. The descriptive and analytical discussions lead to chapter 6 which explains as how the Road to Nirvana can be navigated following moral principles of Sikhism. Nirvana is a concept found in all Indian religions and means a state of ultimate bliss and happiness.The book is lucidly written and will appeal to a large number of audience, including first time readers and those with an elementary knowledge of Sikh religion. Practicing academics will find the theoretical underpinnings of religion and leadership a useful addition to their expertise. Research students will find the chapter on modelling Nirvana a valuable guide in their research. A useful glossary and a list of key dates has also been added by the author in the beginning of the book.
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