Dadi and Nani (paternal and maternal grandmother) are traditionally the storytellers in a family. Inni Kaur has used this beautifully to convey Guru Nanak’s philosophy of being spiritual through leading a life that embodies the values of love for creation, equality and social justice. Although some of the stories are tweaked a bit to include modern-day issues like equality for women and to encourage rationality over mysticism, they do not depart from the message of Guru Nanak which is as relevant today as it was in the fifteenth century when Guru Nanak lived. The book encourages children to ask questions, ponder and imbibe the core teachings of Sikhi and values that are universal.

– Kiranjot Kaur, former General Secretary and currently senior member SGPC

Sakhi-Time with Nani ji is a profoundly relevant text for our global reality. With mesmerizing beauty and authentic accuracy, this volume recreates the historical, moral, and spiritual world of Guru Nanak. Its symbiosis of the Punjabi and English languages, of medieval Indian and contemporary Western scenes, puts us intimately in touch with the founder Guru. The Guru’s image is not represented anywhere. And yet his sonorous and visual brilliance flashing on the pages enters our innermost recesses: we experience the Guru first hand! Inni Kaur has triumphed splendidly in conveying the essentials of the Sikh religion to young and old alike.

Nikky-Guninder Kaur Singh, Crawford Family Professor, Department of Religious Studies, Colby College, Waterville, ME, USA

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