Guru Nanak, besides being divine prophet, visionary and revolutionary social reformer, was a poet par excellence. He has composed his verses in several poetic forms prevalent in the contemporary literature this book deals with Guru Nanak's excellent use of "Var" as a poetic device to project his social, political and humanitarian ideology. It also traces the origin, evolution and nuances of this widely-used poetic form. While majority of earlier poets have used this form for glorification of heroic deeds of national heroes, Guru Nanak has used this poetic form for projecting his social, political and spiritual vision. His each "Var" is masterpiece of poetic excellence and social vision. The author has analysed the prominent "Vars" of Guru Nanak in a scholarly manner and highlighted Guru Nanak's unique command over this poetic form. It is an original work which presents Guru Nanak's poetry from a new perspective.