“I love the Sikh way of life. I think Sikhism is such a great religion,” says mythical cricketer Kapil Dev who got here out along with his new e-book ‘We The Sikhs’, alongside entrepreneur Ajay Sethi. The e-book talks about how the Sikh faith has a novel id amongst international religions. It options photos and artwork of 100 gurdwaras around the globe; and is split into 3 sections- the Gurus, the historical past and artifacts, and the gurudwaras. Excerpts
What made you write ‘We The Sikhs?’
A: One day when I used to be traveling from Chandigarh to Delhi, I dropped off to sleep, and after I awoke, this concept (of writing an ebook on Sikhism) had taken its seed in my thoughts. It used to be virtually like a voice asking me to come back out with this e-book. The hobby to show this dream right into truth then took over.
How lengthy did it take so that you can end the e-book?
It took virtually 5 years. Two years went into making plans on how ‘We The Sikhs’ will occur, who all will collaborate, how will the analysis be achieved. Many pals, together with Ajay Sethi, helped. All put in combination, it took greater than two years to expand and any other two and a part years to provide the e-book. So, all of the means of bobbing up with the e-book took virtually 5 years.
Why did you select this matter?
I really like the Sikh way of living. I feel Sikhism is a smart faith. I’m really not pronouncing different religions are missing in any approach, however, this faith is the desire of the hour in lately’s international when you want peace, you want other folks to assist every different, to proportion love and above all be selfless. This is what drew me to it, and I believed there’s a want to move in this superb message to all of the international and particularly to the following era. The e-book talks about how the Sikhs consider in a single God and the ability of universalism and liberalism. Writing this ebook made me perceive Sikhism higher.
Is there any particular incident or formative years reminiscence this is associated with the e-book?
Well, my formative years days had been spent in Chandigarh. We grew up with numerous pals around us. Those had been the nice outdated days after we didn’t need a lot from lifestyles. I consider we used to visit gurdwaras to devour Prashad or kadha. Going to Langar to devour could be an amusing ritual. Those had been such fond recollections that not anything materialistic in lifestyles can fit as much as.
How has been the reaction from other folks in India and out of the country?
It’s superb. It has been nice assembly other folks, the Sikh neighborhood everywhere the sector. What they are saying is so true — ‘A Sardar is a Zinda-dil’. They love meals, they love lifestyles and they’re in point of fact hospitable and filled with heat. Beyond India, we met other folks in America, Canada, and worldwide. The e book’s reception has been superb in all places we went to.
Will you still go back and forth worldwide?
My plan is to head worldwide from Fiji to Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Malaysia, Africa, Europe, and the Gulf, then pass to America and Canada. A large number of my Sikh brothers are there during the sector and I wish to go back and forth and meet as many as I will, taking ‘We The Sikhs’ to them and all of the other folks international over.
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