This month, we are reading the book, Spirit Born People, written by Prof. Puran Singh.
Here are links to some articles on the net that provide some information about the book and the author.
About the Book:
1) Book Review by Laurie Bolger (source: sikhchic.com)
2) Some notes about the book (put together by Sarbjeet from our 2nd meeting of the book club)
[For those who are planning to buy the book, you may want to check its availability and pricing at http://www.sacha-sauda.ca (they usually have this book and carry it at the lowest prices that I have come across. For example, this book is priced at $3.00 on sachasauda whereas it is around $18.00 on several other book-selling websites. No, I am not in any way associated with this organization.]
Also, Prof. Puran Singh seems to have led quite an interesting life: his encounter with Buddhism in Japan, with the American poet, Walt Whitman, with Swami Ram Tirth, with Bhai Vir Singh, his training as a scientist and his prolific writing on Sikhism. Wow! A lot going on there.
About the Author:
1) Puran Singh: A Complete Man (source: World Sikh News)
2) Prof. Puran Singh (source: SikhiWiki. Also has the historic letter that he wrote to Sir John Simon in 1928]
3) Life and Works of Prof. Puran Singh (paper written by H.S. Virk and published in Indian Journal of History of Science. For those interested to learn more about his endeavors in science.)
Some Other Works by Prof. Puran Singh:
1) The Ten Masters (Read online, source: allaboutsikhs.com)
2) Sisters of the Spinning Wheel (Download in pdf format, source Archive.org Thanks, Arun)
3) Spirit of the Sikhs (part 1) (Download in pdf format, source: sikhcoalition.org)
4) The Sikh Nation (Download in pdf format, source: Sikh Religious Society)
5) Anecdotes from Sikh History (Download in pdf format, source Archive.org Thanks, Arun)