The Japji and the Rehras are hymns recited by all practising Sikhs in the morning and the evening. THE JAPJI AND THE REHRAS: The Morning and Evening Prayers of the Sikhs by Khushwant Singh, contains English translations of these prayers. This beautifully illustrated book is not just a collector's edition for the practising Sikhs but also likely to strike a chord with those who are interested in studying sacred literature. Written by one of the most pre-eminent journalists of India, this book of prayer was published by Rupa Publications on September 11, 2013.
The Japji, the morning prayer, also form the opening lines of the Guru Granth Sahib, the sacred book of the Sikhs. The Rehras, on the other hand, are hymns that are recited at the end of the day as an act of thanksgiving. The Japji was composed by Guru Nanak, the founder of the Sikh faith, while the Rehras are composed by him and four other Sikh Gurus: Guru Amar Das, Guru Gobind Singh, Guru Ram Das and Guru Arjun. In addition to their religious importance, these verses are literary masterpieces in their own right. In addition to the classic English translations, this daily prayer book also contains some beautiful illustrations. Done by Mohit Suneja, these illustrations add to the value of the book.
Khushwant Singh, one of the most widely read Indian authors, has several best-selling titles to his credit. These include Train to Pakistan and Truth, Love and a Little Malice. Known for his biting wit and radical views, Khushwant Singh was awarded Padma Vibhushan, the second highest civilian award of the country, in 2007. He had also served as a member of the Rajya Sabha between 1980 and 1986. This book by Singh has 80 pages and is available in hardcover binding. This edition has ISBN 10 number 8129124092 and ISBN 13 number 9788129124098.