New Book by Zahir Dhalla, available free for download: 49 Ginans: A Study Book

Zahir K. Dhalla’s 16th non-profit book has just been published.

FREE download on Amazon, between Friday May 28 and Tuesday June 1, inclusive. [Amazon Kindle Unlimited subscribers can read all of Zahir’s eBooks for free.

Description:  When Ginans (Ismaili prayer-hymns) are sung, knowing what the lyrics mean, enhances one’s appreciation. This study book uses a custom-designed in situ format for studying the 49 Ginans presented herein, word-by-word, line-by-line, stanza-by-stanza, as seen in the book image, including stanza-by-stanza, Ginan-by-Ginan thematic views. NO PRIOR KNOWLEDGE OF GUJARATI is needed. Comes with a complete tri-directional 2,000-word Ginan dictionary, whose entries are cross-referenced back to the stanzas where they occur. A chapter titled “How to Use This Book” describes a step-by-step approach to using the material herein, including an exercise to test/practise one’s grasp of the methodology learnt. Three relevant, background appendices are: HinduismKhoja Satpanth or Khoja Ismailism and Ismailism. Plus, many other complementing chapters/appendices.

Zoom presentation: Zeenat & Faiza invite you to a Zoom presentation of the above book.

Zoom link:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85956924831?pwd=aVJpNVIzSU94TzU4cFNaaWVCUmI4Zz09

Meeting ID: 859 5692 4831

Password: 491672

Date: Sunday, May 30, 2021.

Time: 4 pm. Toronto/New York/Miami time zone.

Summary: We will show you step-by-step, how to download the eBook “49 Ginans: A Study Book”, for FREE (within a 5-day window, starting this weekend). Next, using a stanza from the book, Zahir will show you how one is dissected, word-by-word, leading to a complete translation. Next, he will walk you through all the supporting material, especially a complete tri-directional, 2,000-word Ginan dictionary, plus a thematic analysis of each stanza, as well as of its complete Ginan. He will walk you through a number of stanzas, to further appreciate the methodology used.


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