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Wonderful biography of a true Sikh
on 6 January 2014
This book starts of rather ponderously with an account of the political situation in India at the time of the arrest of Bhai Randhir Singh Ji for his part in the Lahore Conspiracy (agitation to get rid of the British Raj over India), however after this prologue starts the autobiography of Bhai Randhir Singh Ji which chronicles his 16 years spent in various jails as a political prisoner.
The account is moving and raw with the descriptions of the many humiliations faced by Bhai Randhir Singn Ji emotional to read. His interactions with various jailers demonstrate with clarity the conduct demanded of Sikhs even when faced with depressing and hopeless situations.
My highlight of the book comes from Bhai Randhir Singh Ji interaction with Bhagat Singh in which Bhair Randhir Singh Ji admonishes Bhagat Singh for desecrating his Sikh appearance. In this passage Bhai Randhir Singh Ji argument about Sikhi being above the petty trivialities of personal ego and fame really spoke to me.
A highly recommend read for Sikhs and non-Sikhs alike on how to live an honourable life with the upmost integrity.