Sikh History Beautifully Illustrated
At Turiya it is our desire to make Sikh History more accessible to individuals and to encourage them to take control of their learning. We are therefore delighted to be able to offer literature to younger readers in an appealing visual format. Introducing… Khalsa Comics!
We are initially offering a set of 11 graphic novels written by Daljeet Singh priced at £29.99 for the complete set (that’s great value at £2.72 per comic and a wonderful investment in your children’s education). The complete set of comics includes the titles below in a format that is ideal for younger and maturer readers alike!
Every penny from sales goes towards funding our on-going projects to translate ithiaasic granths into English so there is the added bonus of supporting a very worthwhile cause. Turiya also aspires to expand the comics range in the future to include stories of lesser known Heroes of the Panth. We hope that you and your family continue to benefit from these titles and we thank you for your support.
Guru Nanak Volume 1
This is the first volume in the series of five books and covers Guru Nanak’s life from birth to his enlightenment:
Guru Nanak’s birth and related events.
Early education and refusal to wear jenau, the sacred thread.
Sacha Sauda – Guru Nanak’s father Mehta Kalu sends him for his first trade.
Guru Nanak marries Bibi Sulakhni and they have children.
Guru Nanak disappears in the Beas River, eventually re-emerging in an enlightened state.
Guru Nanak Volume 2
This is the second volume in the series and covers most of Guru Nanak’s first udasi, or extended travel, to eastern parts of India.
Guru Nanak visits Bhai Lalo at Saidpur. He refuses to eat at Diwan Malik Bhago’s feast because his food is tainted with blood of innocents.
At Haridwar Guru Nank throws water towards his fields instead of the rising sun. He enlightens pilgrims about the futility of empty rituals.
Guru Nanak visits Kurukshetra during the solar eclipse and preaches to ignorant pilgrims and Brahmins.
The witches of Kamrup turn Bhai Mardana into a ram. Guru Nanak saves Mardana and puts the witches on the path to salvation.
Journeying through Bangladesh, Bengal, Assam and Odisha, Guru Nanak reaches Jagannath Puri.
Guru Nanak Volume 3
This is the third volume and covers the remainder of Guru Nanak’s first udasi (travels) and the complete second udasi.
Guru Nanak reaches Puri but is refused entry into the temple so holds satsang at swargadwar instead.
In Lahore, Guru Nanak advises Duni Chand against holding a feast in honour of his dead ancestors.
At Bidar, Guru Nanak pushed a rock with his foot to create a fresh water stream. This place is now called Nanak Jheera.
Shivnabh, the Raja in Sri Lanka, had long desired to meet with Guru Nanak so as the knower of hearts, divines Raja’s desire.
The people of Talwandi rejoice as Guru Nanak and Bhai Mardana return. An aged Rai Bullar breathes his last with his head in Guru Sahib’s lap.
Guru Nanak Volume 4
This fourth volume starts with Guru’s third udasi through the Himalayas to Tibet and continues with the fourth udasi that included Arabia.
Near the present-day town of Sangrur, Guru Nanak saves Bhai Mardana from Kaljug. Here he also composed the shabad “Moti taa mandar oosray…”. This shabad appears in Sri Raag immediately after Japji Sahib in Guru Granth Sahib.
Guru Nanak visited Pir Budhan Shah in Shivalik foothills and promised him that he will visit the Pir again in his sixth reincarnation.
Guru Nanak visits 84 siddhas near Mt. Kailash in Tibet. The Siddhas test Guru Nanak but fail to out wit him.
In Ladakh, Guru Nanak helps a demon to the path of salvation.
At Mecca, a miracle occurs when the Qazi moves Guru Nanak’s legs. The Holy Kaaba also moves with Guru Nanak sahib’s feet.
Guru Nanak Volume 5
This final volume covers Guru Nanak Dev ji’s return from his fourth udasi and his time in Kartarpur.
At Hasan Abdal Pir Wali Kandhari refuses to give water to Bhai Mardana and rolls down a boulder at Guru Nanak.
At Saidpur, Guru Nanak visits Bhai Lalo again. Here he also meets Babur and his murderous hordes and composes “Baburvani”.
On his return to Kartarpur, Guru Nanak adopts the life of a householder and settles down with his family.
Bhai Mardana passes away in the company of Guru Nanak and Mardana’s son takes his father’s place to continue to serve Guru Nanak.
Bhai Lehna passes several tests. Guru Nanak passes his jot (divine light) to Bhai Lehna and proclaims him as Guru Angad.
Guru Nanak leaves his mortal frame. Nanak Shah Fakir, Hindu da Guru, Musalman da Pir. Both Hindus and Muslims claim his body.
Guru Tegh Bahadur
This single volume tells the story of the 9th master, Guru Tegh Bahadur:
Guru Hargobind is blessed with a son whom he names Tyag Mal. He starts his education aged four with Baba Buddha as his teacher.
Guru Hargobind defeats the Mughals on multiple occasions. Tyag Mal fights bravely so Guru Hargobind renames him Tegh Bahadur.
Guru Hargobind passes the jot, or divine light of Guru Nanak, to Har Rai who is succeeded by Har Krishan as Guru.
22 imposters declare themselves as the next Guru at Bakala but Tegh Bahadur is declared 9th Guru.
Guru Tegh Bahadur establishes what will become the city of Anandpur.
Guru Tegh bahadur comes to the aid of Kashmiri Pandits who are persecuted by Aurangzeb and accepts shaheedi.
Baba Deep Singh
This single volume tells the story of one of the most well known Khalsa shaheeds, Baba Deep Singh Ji:
He joins Guru Gobind Singh ji and then Baba Banda Singh Bahadur to fight several wars against the Mughals
Baba Ji rescues hundreds of enslaved men, women and children from the caravan of Ahmad Shah Abdali as he returned to Kabul.
He assisted Bhai Mani Singh ji in writing Aad Granth when Guru Gobind Singh ji dictated it to them at Damdama sahib.
He sacrificed his life at the age of 75 when he mounted an attack to evict the Afghans at Harimandir
The Battle of Saragarhi
This single volume recounts the events of 21 Sikh soldiers defending an outpost against over 10,000 Afghan & Pathan tribesmen in 1897:
The last stand took place at a remote signalling post in Saraghari in the North West Frontier province of undivided British India.
For 7 hours, the Sikhs fought until the last man, protecting the Indian soil of the British Empire with unflinching courage & determination.
Each was posthumously awarded the Indian Order of Merit, the highest gallantry award an Indian soldier could receive from the British crown.
“The name of your race has become almost synonymous in the English language with traditions of desperate courage and unflinching loyalty” – Lord Curzon, Viceroy of India, in Lahore. (The Times, April 07, 1899)
Guru Har Krishan
This single volume traces the life of the eighth Sikh Guru, Guru Har Krishan Ji.
Aurangzeb becomes emperor. Guru Har Rai sends his elder son Ram Rai to Delhi to meet with Aurangzeb who performs miracles and changes bani just to impress the emperor. As a result, Ram Rai is ex-communicated by the Sikhs at the request of Guru Har Rai.
Guru Har Rai passes the jot of Guru Nanak to Har Krishan. Guru Har Krishan becomes the eighth Sikh Guru.
Guru Har Krishan inspires Jaswant Rai, a thief, to lead a life of piety and honesty and saves Gainda Mal, a drunkard and gambler.
Aurangzeb repeatedly fails to meet with Guru Har Krishan and seeks the help of Ram Rai.
Epidemic of Smallpox breaks out in Delhi. Guru Har Krishan cures thousands and spends many weeks tending to the sick before succumbing.
Guru Gobind Singh Volume 1
The first volume in the series of the life of Guru Gobind Singh covers the period from his birth up to the age of 18 including:
His previous incarnation as Dushtdaman.
The birth and childhood at Patna of Gobind Rai, son of Mata Gujari and Ninth Guru Tegh Bahadur.
Gobind Rai surmises his father to be the most effective candidate to challenge the tyrannical Aurangzeb who forcing conversions to Islam.
Following the shaheedi of his father, Gobind Rai picks up the mantle to become the 10th Sikh Guru at the tender age of 9.
Guru Gobind Singh Volume 2
Volume 2 covers the period from 18 years of age through his sojourn to Paonta Sahib and the battle of Bhangani.
Paonta Sahib is where Guru Gobind Singh wrote Sri Dasam Granth.
The Battle of Bhangani was fought between Guru Gobind Singh Ji’s army, supported by Pir Budhu Shah along with Mahant Kirpal Das against the combined forces of the Hill Rajas. This was Guru Ji’s first battle at the age of 19.
Daljeet Singh Sidhu