Book Name: Walking with Nanak
Book Author: Haroon Khalid
Haroon Khalid’s lifelong fascination with Baba Guru Nanak Dev g was reignited when he came upon Baburbani, a poem written by the saint. This and the discovery that Guru Nanak Dev spent a large part of his life in Pakistan, inspired Khalid to undertake a journey that he hoped would help him learn more about the revered founder of Sikhism.
In this wonderful paean to Guru Nanak Dev G, The author Khalid describes his travels across the length and breadth of Pakistan as he visits the many gurdwaras sahib and other locales associated with the saint, delving into their history and musing about their place and significance in a Muslim country.
But the book Walking with Nanak is not merely a story about gurdwaras sahib, it is also a re-telling of the story of Nanak the son, the father, the poet, the wanderer, the friend. Sifting through the stories of his miracles and poetry, we emerge with a picture of Nanak, the man.
Also exploring the histories of all the subsequent Gurus after Guru Nanak dev, the book Walking with Nanak traces the story of how an unorganized spiritual movement evolved into the institutionalized Khalsa of Guru Gobind Singh. Through the journeys of all the Gurus, the book describes how Nanak the poet became Guru Nanak the saint.