Guru Gobind Singh’s Ascension (Joti-Jot)

M F Husain (2000). Guru Gobind Singh [Acrylic on canvas].

Guru Gobind Singh’s final days and Ascension (Joti-Jot) have been subject to much speculation and imaginative elaboration by Sikh writers. In a village in Bihar, the esteemed Late Dr. Trilochan Singh discovered a historical manuscript detailing the 20 days leading up to the ascension of Guru Gobind Singh. His detailed translation, historical notes and comments of the manuscript were originally published in The Sikh