ਕਿਤਾਬ ਘਰ | Library
The Sikhs of yesteryear had a great love of learning, creating and producing monumental works. Our Gurus were ultimate and complete in every way. They were unparalleled spiritual leaders, poets, scholars and musicians. The Sikhs carried this tradition forward and we would like to do our part and follow in their footsteps. Our vision is to transform our library into a unique and vibrant place for learning and dialogue for the community and become a valuable, integral and pertinent resource for all community members of all ages.
Our mission is to create a platform for Sikh community members to read, write and discuss issues relevant to them as Sikhs and as a community by providing:
- Reading resources on Gurbani, Sikh History and Sikh Literature.
- Programming that inspires and encourages a culture of learning, reading and creative expression through writing and other medium.
- Opportunities for the Sangat to come together and engage in meaningful and productive dialogue.
Book Review Guidelines
- To encourage Sangat to read and share inspiration, insight, and critique in writing.
- Encourage critical thinking and expression.
All age groups are encouraged to submit a review and the library staff reserve the right to accept the review and post on its website or any other published material. Book reviews must be related to Sikhi: spirituality, heritage, history, literature and politics. Reviews should not exceed 800, can be in English or Gurmukhi and a MS Word document.
When reviewing a book, you may want to answer some of the following questions:
- What is the book’s main argument?
- Who seems to be the intended audience for the book?
- How is the book structured?
- Does the structure of the book (its various parts and chapters) reinforce its larger argument? How?
- What kinds of sources, or examples, does the book offer in support of its argument, and which are most (and least) effective? Why?
- Does the book engage other writers’ works on the same subject and, even if not, how would you position the book in relation to other texts you are aware of on the same subject (texts you have read for class, for example)?
- Does the author seem biased or prejudiced in any way and, if so, is that prejudice or bias the product of the author’s own background, as far as you can tell?
- How persuasive is the book (if certain aspects are more persuasive than others, explain why?)
To submit a book review, please contact email@example.com.