“The Sikh Research Institute is excited to launch the play Kultar’s Mime to facilitate conversation on 1984 among masses to invoke Guru Nanak’s sensitivity to suffering, especially in genocidal campaigns,” says Harinder Singh, SikhRI’s CEO. Envisioned and produced by playwrights Sarbpreet Singh and J. Mehr Kaur, the play is being staged in Boston on 28 September 2014.
Kultar’s Mime, the play, synthesizes the sufferings of innocent victims of organized violence, separated by thousands of miles, numerous years and insurmountable differences of religion, language and culture. Drawing upon the raw imagery of both poems, it tells a story of human suffering and courage, reminding us that in the end all innocent victims are the same, regardless of which God they worship and what tongues they speak.
Gurū Granth Sāhib Its Language and Grammar
The Gurū Granth Sāhib plays a crucial role in the life of a Sikh. Every Sikh yearns to engage with it at some level and benefit from its overarching Divine wisdom. While there are any works available to engage the Pañjābī-speaking audience, there is a void in the English language for such a resource. This textbook is intended for use by an English-speaking audience, especially the diasporic communities, treating Gurbāṇī as a foreign language. The lessons are appropriate for beginners to intermediate-level learners, who wish to develop a better understanding of the Gurū Granth Sāhib. By the end, readers should find it helpful in interpreting Gurbāṇī independently to enhance their understanding of Gurmat (Gurū’s wisdom).
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SikhRI Booklet: Sikhi Faith & Followers
Intended for broader audience. The booklet traces the roots and history of the faith explaining the conditions under which Sikh arose, Sikh articles of faith, the Sikh world view, Guru, and the formation of the Khalsa.
The booklet also covers Sikhs in the Panjab and the Diaspora, the institution of the gurduara, and the impact Sikhs have had on global society and culture through their unique lifestyle and belief system.
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Language of Gurbani - Online Course
Language of Gurbani (LoG) online course offers an investigation into the elementary linguistic characteristics of the Guru Granth Sahib. It is a distinctive learning program for those who wish to develop a better understanding of the Guru Granth Sahib through building Gurbani language skills by lessons in the languages, script, pronunciation, major identifiable grammatical patterns and vocabulary of the Guru Granth Sahib.
The course offers unique opportunity to English-speaking adults in the diaspora to engage with the message of the Guru at a more personal level by developing language skills in Gurbani. With the help of this program participants should find it helpful in interpreting Gurbani independently to enhance their understanding of Gurmat (Guru’s wisdom) and thus experience the Guru’s message first hand.
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Saneha - Engaging With 1984
Over the next few months, the global Sikh community will begin to commemorate thirty years since the genocidal campaigns of June and November 1984 which resulted in the deaths of thousands of Sikh men, woman and children throughout India. Dialogue and analysis will take place in gurdwaras, conferences, camps, university societies, homes and via social, electronic and print media.
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