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Kultar's Mime

Kultar's Mime

“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.
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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

SikhFaithAndFollwers Intended for a Non-Sikh 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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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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Sidak is a distinctive leadership development program for young adults seeking to increase their commitment towards the Sikh faith. Read More

Liv enables participants from around the globe to connect with SikhRI online by attending webinars from the comfort of their home computer. Read More

Saneha is a series of lectures, presentations, and workshops that are delivered as personal and/or community development sessions. Read More

Sojhi: Gurmat & Panjabi Education Resource SikhRI offers a comprehensive Gurmat based curriculum called Sojhi. Read More


The Sikh Research Institute’s success cannot happen without the endless support of volunteers. We encourage everyone from the elderly and working professionals to high school and college students to get involved. Read More

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SikhRI has the skills and the resources to research and deliver a lecture, workshop, or presentation on various facets of the Sikhs, the Panjab, and the South Asia. It may include religion, culture, politics, linguistics, leadership, and development. Read More

The martyrdom of Guru Arjan Sahib

As long as my fortunes written over by forehead had not materialized, I wandered around in all directions.
In remorse, I was drowning in the horrible world-ocean of dark age of Kali, and this would never have ended.
O Mathura, this is the essence of my understanding: to save the world, the Divine descended.

Those who perfected and enshrined Guru Arjan’s word within never fell in the troubled cycles of life and death.
- Svaye Mahale Panjve Ke 5, 1409

This Month

This month is the martyrdom of Guru Arjan Sahib the fifth Nanak by Bhai Gurdas.

Praise the great Amaru, Guru Amardas Sahib, whose grandson stood true to his grandfather’s word and came to us as the divinely gifted ferryboat of Bani, the Divine word (dohta bani da bohitha). Apart from social welfare and community programs, he not only reinvigorated institutions and established sangats, but also made one of the historically and organizationally most significant move. He codified the revelations of the first five Nanaks including himself, in an extremely well organized anthology in the Adi Granth Sahib.

In addition to the rich mystic content that identifies with the Divine, Adi Granth Sahib is a treasure of different languages, cultures, identities, ideas, aesthetics and musical dimensions; a canon that guarantees sovereignty and dignity to each individual by virtue of their being Divine and does not allow any hegemonic intrusion to disturb its lyrical and poetic harmony. Broad-based principles of all-encompassing Divinity, unity of Creator and creation, and the universal siblinghood form its foundation.

Let’s commemorate and identifying with Guru Arjan Sahib, who through his message strengthens our bond with Vahiguru, and enlivens us with renewed purpose and selflessness daily.

Did you know?

Guru Arjan Sahib’s is a lesson in visionary leadership and self-sacrifice. Embodiment of jot and jugat (wisdom and way), the Guru graced the world humanity and the Panth in making from 1581-1606. He got the foundation stone of Hamandar Sahib laid, and also of Tarn Taran and Hargobindpur.


I would certainly recommend this to others, and would like to be an active member of Sikh RI, due to its thoughts and goals.

Iknoor KaurParamus, NJ