During the eighteenth and early years of the nineteenth century, the red tide of British expansion had covered almost the entire Indian subcontinent, stretching to the borders of the Punjab. There the great Sikh ruler Ranjit Singh… Read More
Category: People & Events
Sarbjit Rai introduces her new childrens book!
Sarbjit, a Sikh lady was born and raised in England. She comes from a large family spread over England, India and Singapore and has several nieces and nephews. A SAS professional, she moved to San Francisco in 2001… Read More
The Ghuman family of Sarwarpur, near Ludhiana, cannot understand what the fuss is about. Ever since Sajjan Singh Ghuman, an NRI Sikh living in England, rebuilt a mosque in his native village that was damaged during Partition, the shrine, as well as his family back home, have attracted the curiosity… Read More
I would like to share just a few thoughts on the loss of this good and great friend, who has contributed so much to our field. Jerry Barrier was a giant in the field of South Asian studies, especially in history and especially the history of the Sikhs and the Punjab… Read More
For a moment, if one pushes the religious fact aside, it is no ordinary feat to serve a meal to thousands of people in a day and that too round-the-clock. Forty to fifty thousand people, on an average, partake of langar every day at Harmandar Sahib. “On Sundays, festival days and Masya, the number exceeds 1 lakh,” says Jathedar Harpinder Singh, who is in charge of the langar… Read More
This time of the year (May to August), all over the globe, is an important land mark for young people and for their families, friends and peers. Thousands of young persons graduate from High Schools, Colleges, Universities, Technical and Professional colleges and institutes. They all are happy to have achieved a land mark in their lives… Read More