The Book of Nanak reconstructs the main events of the life of Guru Nanak,the founder of the sikh religion….
In 1469 the tiny village of Talwandi, forty miles sout-west of Lahore, witnessed the birth of one of the greatest spiritual leaders of manking and the founder of India's youngest major religion, sikhism. Born into a society caught in the throes of orthodoxy and ritualism and further crippled by child marriage, infanticide and a rigid caste sytem, Guru Nanak was to become the harbinger of a period of social, spiritual and religious enlightenment. Deeply spiritual from an early age, Nanak spent his early years in meditation and in the company of hermits, and is believed to have attained enlightenemtn at the age of thirty. His teachings, which stressed the omnipresence of the One God, and the importance of love, equality, compassion and commnity service, appealed to Hindus and Muslims alike.