The Persian Voice of the Guru - A New Transcreation Series
Sikh Research Institute (SikhRI) is announcing the release of a new transcreation series, The Persian Voice of the Guru.
Persian is one of the many languages found in the Guru Granth Sahib. Guru Nanak Sahib, Guru Arjan Sahib, and several of the bhagats revealed bani (Wisdom) in the Persian language. In commemoration of #Nanakshahi550, The Persian Voice of the Guru is being introduced with an accompanying article that addresses common understandings and illustrates the role of Persian in the Guru Granth Sahib, followed by transcreations of six Sabads (excerpts from the Guru Granth Sahib) by Guru Nanak Sahib. The first transcreation is perhaps the best known Persian Sabad, yak araj guphtam. Said to have been revealed in Mecca, in this Sabad Guru Nanak Sahib describes the nature of death and immortality.