Tuesday, March 17, 2015

The Radhasoami Movement, a Scholarly Book by Om Parkash Kaushal

The Radhasoami Movement, a Scholarly Book by Om Parkash Kaushal



Just received a new book today: "The Radhasoami Movement" by Om Parkash Kaushal. It's about various aspects of recent Sant Mat history from the time of Sant Tulsi Sahib (and one of his successors: Sant Girdhari Das) through the 1990's, including Agra and Beas satsangs, and especially focuses on the Baba Bagga Singh branches associated with Tarn Taran and Saidpur. I learned of this book by way of David Lane, who extensively discusses and reviews it in the new issue of the e-magazine "Sach Khand". 

He writes: "What makes the book unique is that it provides hitherto unavailable information on a number of lesser known gurus and satsangs that branched off from Jaimal Singh and Sawan Singh respectively. Kaushal provides illuminating detail on the founding of Tarn Taran satsang by Baba Bagga Singh and the subsequent disputes concerning succession within that lineage. He provides material that has not been published anywhere else before."