Kapil Dev’s new book ‘We the Sikhs’ has received tremendous endorsements from celebrities, politicians, and sports players. The book which looks to spread awareness of the Sikh religion through the eyes of Kapil Dev has won tremendous critical claim.
Here is an excerpt from a recent interview of Kapil Dev where he reveals what encouraged him to write the book.
There is so much that you don’t know about a religion or a community,” says legendary cricketer, Kapil Dev on why he chose to come out with his book, We The Sikhs, along with entrepreneur, Ajay Sethi. Dev, who has been vocal about how his faith helped him face challenges on the field, has decided to tread a new path – become an author. His coffee-table book, gives the reader an accurate history of the Sikh community and features the never seen before pictures and original paintings of 100 Gurudwaras across the globe. It is divided into three sections — The Gurus, The History and Artifacts and Gurudwaras.The pages delve into the stories from the times of its founder, Sri Guru Nanak Sahib and goes on to provide details of every major incident and sacrifices made by the Sikh community for the betterment of the world.
How did the idea of We The Sikhs come to you?
I don’t remember exactly how, but I do remember that while I was travelling from Chandigarh to Delhi, I dropped off to sleep, and when I woke up, this was the first thought in my head — the book. The feeling was miraculous, just like a dream. Then, I slowly started putting things together and with the help of a lot of friends and the Almighty, We The Sikhs happened.
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