|Guru Nanak composing Gurbani, accompanied by Bhai Mardana on the rabaab|
An article I wrote in 1990, which was published in the Artscape page of the Economic Times. That page has long been discontinued, but thoughts of this article remained with me. I'm eternally grateful to Angad Chowdhry (@angadc) for preserving it, and sending it to me on the occasion of bara maha, the start of the Sikh calendar year. Regular followers of this blog will be amused by the spelling of non English words and lack of transliteration! I'd like to dedicate this re-posting to the memory of my father in law, who was a devout Sikh and not just guided me in my preparation for this article, but also and fired my passion and respect for Sikhism.