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  • Guru Nanak the founder of Sikhism was born in a critical period of Indian history. On the one hand, the people were divided into castes, sects and factions; on the other the Muslim rulers perpetrated atrocities on

    the Hindus and the weaker sections of society. The masses in their hardships and miseries cried for a saviour. Nanak cameas God's messenger in the common man's hour of dire need. It was a period of transition from medievalism to modernism. Men of action and men of thought explored the world of matter and spirit. Guru Nanak revealed the secret of man's spiritual potentiality. At the same time, he accepted the struggles and hardships of life and pioneered a movement of reform in social and religious conduct. The means by which he reformed the dregs of society were argument, conviction and personal example. His followers called 'Sikhs' formed a group of God-fearing men and women devoted to the service of the people. He laid down simple rules of conduct through which man could lead a humane and meaningful life and find his-. own fulfilment. He was revered alike by Hindus and Muslims. His life is an inspiring example of the practice of truth , love and humility. Script approved bl( Shlromani Gur'CI_ra Prabandhak Committee, Aml'itaar .

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    Published by H.G. Mirchandani, for India Book House Educat ion T rust. 29. Wodehouse ~oa~~ Bornbay400039 and printed by H.K. NaMa at IBH Printers, Maral Naka. Mathuradas VlssanJI Road. Andheri (East). Bombay-400 059. Editor : Anant Pai Retold by: C . S. Manaukhani & Naniki MaAaukb.ani.

    Artwork: Devender

  • WHEN HE IMo'IS BORN, PEOPLE FLOCKED n::i WHAT A

    CHARMING BAB~!

    THE FAMILY PR.IEST, HAR..?AYIlL WAS IMPR.E5SEP BY THE BABy'5 HOR.05COPE.

    WHAT WILL 'YOU CALL

    HIM?

    THE CHILP WILL BE A GREAT

    SEER AN17 PROPHET. HIS FAME WILL SPREA17

    FAR AN17 WI17E.

    "tHEIR (5000 ",..-:---;-.---

    SEE, HOW HE SMILES.

    NANAK AFTER HIS

    SISTER NANKI.

    NI'NKI LOVE.? HER BI'\8)1-BR..OTHER, WI\itP SOCW i.eEIIII liP INTO A. CHEeRAUL, r-~----------~

    HEALTHY, r:::~~ BOY.

    CAN I "'r-I~t

  • TIi?If7A 700 WAS HAPPY 70 SEE hOW t5ENEIi?OUS NANAK WAS. .------------------M

    I-----i WH~ NOT! THERE IS _-4 ENOU

  • I' VE HA[7 ENOU6H! LET'S REST.

    LET'S 60 TO THE

    PON~.

    AT THE PONP_

    COME, LET'S SI N6 THE NAME OF 6017.

  • WHEN NANAK WAS SIX YEARSOLP r-~------~~

    He WAS AN EXCELLENT PUPIL ANt:> SOON MASTEREO ALL THeRE WAS

    SON, IT IS TIME ~OU 5TARTEP' SCHOOL.

    TO LEARN.

    SO HE WENT TO MEHTA KALLI.

    '>lOUR SON ISAN . EXCEPTIONAL

    CHILP'. HE HAS MASTEREI7 ALL THAT I CAN TEACH HIM .

    --,........J NANAK I 170ES NOT MUST NEEI7 ME SPEAK AN~""ORE. TO HIS

    FATHER.

    AFTER HE LEFT-

    IT IS NOT 6000 TO LEAVE NANAK II7LE. I SHALL

    MAKE HIM LEARN PERSIAN.

  • BUT THE SAME THIN
  • THEN IT IS OF NO U5E TO ME. GIVE ME INSTEAI7 THE 5ACREI?

    THREAI7 OF MERCv ANI? CONTENT-

    MENT!

    ALL PIZESENT WEIi!E CONVINCEP ABOUT THE TRUTH OF HIS utAeP5. MERE RITUALS

    MEAN NOTHING.

    AFTER THI5, NANAK WANPEREP WITH HIS FRIENP5 BUT SPENT LESS TIME ON PLAY ANI? MORE TIME IN SINISINIS RELIISIOUS SONG5 IN THE COMPANY OF fiOLY MEN.

  • MEHTA KALli WAS WORRIEI?

    HE HAS NOTHING LEFT TO LEARN. HE HAS DEFIEl7 TRA17ITION ANl7 'YET CONVINCE17 THE EL17ERS.

    I KNOW WHAT. I'LL MAKE HIM

    TEN17 CATTLE.

    THAT'S IT. HE WILL BE 170ING SOME USEFUL WORK. AT THE SAME TIME HE CAN BE IN THE FOREST WHICH HE LOVES 50 DEARLY. ~""

    IF HE CONTINUES THIS WA'Y, I'M AFRAIl7 HE'LL

    BECOME AN I17LER.

    MEHTA K/lLU CALLE!? NANAK TO HIM. r------,------------~~~

    SON, YOU MUST KEEP

    'YOURSELF BUSY WILL 'YOU TAKE

    CHAR6E OF GRAZIN6 THE

    CATTLE '?:"---.dIUlll1L

    WITH PLEASURE, FATHER.

  • 50 EVER.">' MO/2N/M5 NANAK TOOK. TO GRAZE.

    ONE PAY AS NANAK. LAY IMMERSEP IN HIS THOU

  • RAI BlILAR WAS UNHAPPY. HE WENT TO KALU ANt? TOLP HIM WHAT HAt? HAPPENEP.

    'YOU WILL HAVE TO MAKE 000V' THE LOSS. THAT

    IS ONL'1 FAIR. ~--mr-:::r::::::::

    THEY WENT 70 THE FIELt? ANt? LO! r------~~-I

    THE CORN 15 UNTOUCHE17. YOU HAVE WA5TED OUR TIME FOR

    NOTHIN6.

    ONE SUCH PAY, OVERCOME BY THE HEAT, NANAK FELL ASLEEp' THE SUN~

    RAYS FELL HOT UPON HIM .

    EXCUSE ME, SIR . WOULV'N'T IT BE PROPER FI RST TO SEE THE FIELP'.

    AND NANAk CONTIN-UED TAKING THE CATTLE OUT AS

    A COBRA 5L1THEREl? OUT OF A HOLE. NEARBY.

    USUAL.

  • NANAK 16 IN PANGER. I MUGT

    SAVE HIM.

    ANt? COMMItS UP TO NANAk., SPREAt? ITS HOOt? OUT TO SHADe HIS FACe.

    HE W/lLK:EP CAI.lTl0U6LY TOW.ARPS NANAK .

    BUT AS SOON AS THE C080'l SAW HIM IT SLIP BACK INTO 175 HOLE.

    NANAK SHOULV' NOT BE TREATEV' A6 AN

    OR[7INAR'j CHIL[7. HE 15 A SAINT.'

  • AFTER 7H/s FOR A SPELL NANAK BECAII/E MO..eDSE ANI? MOOI?Y ANC> WOUll? NOT EVEN 60 OUT TO H::NI? THE CATTLE .-------1 I v"oNDER WHAT'S COME OVER HIM. I CAN NO LONGER BEAR HIS

    MOO17~ 1'1 E~S~S::.. __ -""'-....... LET'S CALL

    IN THE VAl D."

    ~I6ATION 1IIf~~H.1.5 OLP sel.,~

    WHAT A RELI EF TO SEE HIM OUT OF IT.

    ~ES IT IS 60017 TO SEE HIM CHEERFUL

    A6AIN.

    BI.IT WHEN THE VAIl? CAME_

    ~OU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO HELP ME. HE WHO HAS GIVEN ME THE ACHE ALONE CAN CURE ME.

    KALU MADE ANOTHER ATTEMP7 TO INTEREST NANAi

  • TAKE THIS MONE'1. 60 TO THE MARKET ANI? STRIKE A600D

    BAR6AIN ~

    50 HE WENT 70 THE MARKET ANt:> BOtI('f;ff7 SOME FOOP ANt:> CLOTHES ...

    NANAK. TOOK. THE MONEY ANP SET OUT WITH HIS FRIENO BALA. ON THE WAY-,....------:------f'

    BALA. SEE HOW ~""~IJ. WEAK AND HUNGRY , h:.-..-~"""";'THE:Y LOOK.

    THEY'VE BARELY ANY

    WHAT BETTER BARGAIN COULD

    I STRIKE?

    WHEN HE RET(.IRNECJ HOME, MEHTA KALU RAN OUT TO MEET HIM.

    HOW DID '1OU fI\';!~12 FAAE,MY SON (' rfi~f)' WHAT WAS

    ..t 'K)UR PROFIT?

  • WHEN NANN:: TOLl:' HIM WHAT HE HAP PONE WYTH ?HE ~~~ ~E~

    HOW DARE ';'OU WASTE M';'

    HAR17-EARNE17 MONEY?

    THERE 15 NOTHING MORE PROFITABLE

    THAN FEE17IN6 THE POOR

    NANKI ANI? HER HUSBANI?-

  • NANKI TOO HAOA 6U55ESTION.

    I THINK WE 5HOULD GET HIM MARRIED. SULAKHNI, MOOLCHAND'S [:lAUGHTER, WOULD BE A GOOD MATCH!

    THE P~5AL. WII5 ACCEPT!?P ANe> NI'WAK WAS MARIVEP 7V SULAKHNI IN 1488. 7HE~ WAS fSREAT REtKJICIN(8 IN THE FAM'L Y.

    A SWEET GIRL. LET'to> HOPE SHE

    SUCCEEI7S IN MAKING NANAK A PRACTICAL ANI? WORLDL'Y ,MAN

    MA.ePIlNA, NANA.t::'5 FeleNP. CAME TO THE WEt?PIN6.

    WHAT GIFT WILL 'YOU ~'GIVE ME TO RE.ME.MS:ER

    THIS OCCASION

    WHAT 61FT CAN BE MORE APT

    FOR 'YOU THAN AN IN's:rRUMENT TO MAKE MUSIC WITH!? YOU CAN

    HAVE. THIS REBECK.

    THE 61FT WAs NOT FOR MARt?ANA ALONE. rOR IN THe ElleNIN6S, ArTEe TffE P/lYS WORK, N/lNAK wOULP HU,e,ey TO

  • MEANWHILE.,.JAI RAM, WHO LM'l5 IN THE COURT OF f7I:lLlLAT KHAN LOfJl, SOON FOUNfJ AlANAI
  • 50 THEY WENT 7V ?HE I::HIiN.

    SIR, NANAK IS SQUANDERING THE STATE STORES. AT THIS

    RATE THERE WILL BE . t-JOTHIt-JG LEFT It-J THE

    HAVE THE STOCK5 IN THE 6RANAR')'

    CHECKE!7!

    THE KHAN WAS FL/RIOL/S WITH THE CONSPIJ0l7V.es.

    'YOU'VE MA!?E A BASELESS

    INT. BUT I'LL SPARE 'IOU THIS TIME.GO AWAY, YOU

    MEN!

    THE ACCOUNTANT SOON 0

  • NANICI CAMe 70 HIS HOME IN THE r---'-:

    HERE ARE SOME SWEET5 FOR ...

    HE .. HEHA5 NOT COME HOME YET.

    e:'ON'T CR'I. WE WILL 5ENe:' OUT A 5EARCH PART'I.

    THEZ WHOLEZ FAMILY WAS STEEPEP IN GLOOM.

    WH'i ? WHAT'5 THE MATTER '?

    &IT AFTER. }\ VAIN 5E.i'\.0'::H._1 5ORR'I, THERE 15 NO SIGN OF HIM.

    THEN Sl./PPENLY ON TNE THIRP PI'I>'_

    Or-) ! NANAIWHERE e:'117 'IOU VANISH?

  • GURU NANAK: TOL!:> HIS TALE.

    AN!:> GURU NANAK. BE6AN HIS TEACHIIV6S.

    THERE 15 NO HINOU OR

    MUSSULMAN!

    HOW l?ARE HE SA'l SUCH

    THINGS~ I SHALL COMPLAIN TO

    THE KHAN.

    I HAVE RECEIVEl? A l?IVINE COMMAN l? TO 60

    OUT INTO THE WORLl7 ANCl TEACH

    MEN THE PATH OF LOVE AN!?

    UWEN ~E I(Ht'IN HeAR&' THE .a::l~~'Nr HE SENr POIi!

    GURU NANAA:" . .

  • THEN COME ANt? PRAY WITH US AT THE

    MOSQUE.

    THE KAZI, ANV ALL 7l-IE OTHeRS we.ee AN~.ey.

    17117 YOU COME HERE ONL'I TO

    IN5ULT US?

    NO. NEVER. BUT HOW CaULP I JOIN YOU IN PRA'IER WHEN 'IOU WERE THINKIN6 ABOUT 'YOUR NEW-BORN COLT ANt? NOT ABOUT 6017 '?

    liT THE MOSQUe THe I

  • MAR17ANA, I CAN NO LONGER PELA'I M~ WORK. I MUST LEAVE. HOME TO SHOW MEN THE PATH OF LOVE AN17 SERVICE.

    WHEN 6UteU M'INAK 8/coKE THE NEWS TO HIS pr/,;e,N7.5

    'YOU'RE OUR ONL'l SON. IF 'YOU 60, WHO WILL COMFORT US IN OUR OL17 A6E

    MASTER, I. WILL ACCOMPAN~

    'IOU.

    ANI7 WHAT ABOUT ~OUR I7UT~ TO ~OUR WIFE ANI7

    CHILI7REN?

    NIWAK. WAS SILENT FOte A MOMENT. TI-IEN_

    HE WHO HAS AS516NEI7 ME THIS TASK WILL ~~)~-'--:~ TAKE CARE OF ..

    ALL OF yOU.

  • HI6 PAIi!ENTS W.eeE ALMOST CONltlNCEP. BUT NOT NANKI IINI7 sULIlKHNI.

    IF YOU 60 AWAY WHO WILL CONSOLE SULAI

  • IN A SHOICT 17ME "THE GURU'S STAY AT L.AL.OS HUT BECAME THE TAL.KOF"THE n7WN. r---------------------------~------------_4

    THEY 5A'I THAT THE MA6TER PREFERRED LALO'S

    HUMBLE HUT TO THE MANSIONS OF THE RiCH MEN of

    THE TOWN.

    ANP LALO BELON6S TO

    A LOWER CASTE THAN THE MASTER.

    PEOPLE GATHERE/? AROlINI? lZ>URU NANAK ANP MARPANA 70 HEAR THEM SPEA;:: ANI? 6/A/6. ~------:?-o