Sikh fighter pilots over Europe and Merlins in Afghanistan

A new documentary charting the history of Sikh pilots in the Royal Flying Corps, RAF and Indian Air Force. With contributions from the last remaining Sikh pilots and rare archive footage of the sole Indian pilot to survive World War 1, this is an intimate portrait of the forgotten Sikhs who so valiantly risked their lives…Read More

Reshaping Ivory Towers into Towers of Learning: A Lay Perspective by Dr. I.J. Singh

Sikhi has been around for over half a millennium and, like people of many other faiths, Sikhs, too, are people of a book. It seems self evident then that the intellectual process cannot be divorced from the pursuit of Sikhi.

In our existence now in a global village the needs of an ongoing dialogue with our non-Sikh neighbors mandates elaboration of Sikh history and tradition…Read More

My Unforgettable Experiences Related to the Field of Sikh Studies by Prof. Pashaura Singh

This personal narrative owes its inspiration to Dr. Narinder Singh Kapany who is internationally acclaimed as “the father of fiber optics.” Being the Chairman of Sikh Foundation he is the moving force behind the endowment of Chairs in Sikh and Punjabi Studies at various campuses in the University of California system. He encouraged me to pen down my experiences while working in the newly emerging field of Sikh Studies in the western academia…Read More

The V&A in London opens Maharaja ~ The Splendour of India’s Royal Courts

The V&A’s autumn exhibition, Maharaja: The Splendour of India’s Royal Courts, will be the first to comprehensively explore the world of the maharajas and their extraordinarily rich culture. It will bring together over 250 magnificent objects, many on loan to the UK for the first time from India’s royal collections. The exhibition will include three thrones, a silver gilt howdah…Read More