The Singing Guru

Legends and Adventures of Guru Nanak, the First Sikh

Written By: Kamla K. Kapur
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From the best-selling author of Ganesha Goes to Lunch and Rumi’s Tales from the Silk Road comes an original novel about the life and travels of Guru Nanak, a musician, enlightened thinker, and one of the most beloved figures in eastern spirituality.

In this fascinating book, Kamla K. Kapur weaves together facts, legends, folktales, myths, and over forty of Guru Nanak’s poems—preserved in the Sikh holy book, the Granth Sahib—to form this captivating depiction of the leader’s life. Factual details are intermingled with fantasy to produce a symbolic portrait in which humor and imagination combine to convey a profound spiritual narrative.


"Kamla Kapur has created a Sikh parallel of Homer's Odyssey in the re-imagining of its founder's spiritual journey, cleverly recounted in the voice of an impish acolyte. As with that work, the prose melts into melifluous poetry, music to the soul. In company with the Sikh spiritual leader, Guru Nanak, we travel from magical place to magical place throughout India and are reminded again and again of what values should inform our life. You wait until the saga is over to exhale and still wish there were more. A ripping read."
Thomas Hoover, author of Zen Culture and The Moghul
Format: Hardbound
Published on: 3/17/2015
ISBN: 9781608875030
Pages: 240
Trim Size: 6 x 9

  • About the Author 
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Kamla K. Kapur, Author: Kamla K. Kapur is the author of Ganesha Goes to Lunch, Rumi’s Tales from the Silk Road, and The Singing Guru. Kapur has also published two books of poetry, As a Fountain in a Garden and Radha Sings: Erotic Love Poems, numerous short stories, and a series of award-winning plays. She divides her time living in the Kullu Valley in the Indian Himalayas and in Southern California.

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