This is such an amazing book everything from the cover to the every page is beautiful. I would strongly recommend this buy to be enjoyed today and by generations to come. Full of pictures I have not seen before.
This is the most beautiful ever book I have ever seen in my lifetime. I can sit and look at the pictures all day and it give me a true pleasure of reflecting upon how the people spent time at Darbar Sahib, when you are reflecting on the timeline it also takes you back to "beautiful thoughts of Guru Ramdas ji about Darbar Sahib".
This book is a treasure, made with love and dedication, research and very nicely laid out. I would recommend people to buy this. The people who created this book are very intelligent and they have a true care for the Sikh Heritage.
Just received my copy of this wonderful book and have to say i was awe struck at the magical timeline of images displayed throughout the book, displaying some fantastically beautiful images of not only the Golden Temple but some very unique candid shots of people of the city, showing glimpses of how they lived and interacted with the temple.
Also a lot of thought has been put into not only the general feel and quality of the book, but the small touches of how each picture has a small key which lets the reader find its location on the map within the book - a brilliant and unique way of really interacting with the book.
The sheer beauty of these pictures pours off the sheets, the book brings alive the luminosity of the Golden Temple for all kinds of different audiences. it's so lovingly bound together with care and thought. another great books by the authors. thanks and satnam!!
Never before have I placed a book in my hands and been so taken back by its quality and detail. The design, the pictures, and the fascinating eye witness accounts are amazing to say the least. I have never seen a lot of this material before and to see all this research come together in one book on the Golden Temple and the city of Amritsar is a treasure trove in itself, so much that I bought myself a copy and a copy to give as a gift. If there was anyway to honor the beauty and serenity of the Golden Temple then this is it. With all the beautiful paintings, and photographs presented in the book, this is a piece of art in itself and a must for all lovers of art and culture.
Well done to Parmjit Singh and Amandeep Madra for such a great piece of work. I look forward to future publications, and just as a suggestion it would be good to see a book on portraits of those involved in the Sikh world such as the bhagats, the fakirs and other people of prominence that helped shape this path.
This book is sublime in its presentation and quality, the intricate gold inlay on the front cover delays you even opening it.
There are a few accounts from travelers during the period which are great as it paints a picture and transports you to another time, a time generally unknown in Western history but researched and preserved in this piece of art.
I got a sense of serenity looking at the paintings and pictures, which if by design the authors have triumphed in capturing the all encompassing nature of the site itself.