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Sikhī, Sikhs and Sikh History

  1. Bains, Raghbir Singh and Roop Singh. The Life Story of Guru Angad Dev Ji: An Illustrated Spiritual Journey. Baba Sewa Singh Ji Kar Sewa Wale: Amritsar, 2004.
  2. Bains, Tara Singh and Hugh Johnston. Four Quarters of the Night: The Life-journey of an Emigrant Sikh. McGill- Queen’s University Press, 1995.
  3. Bedi, B.P.L. The Pilgrim’s Way. Punjabi University: Patiala, 1999.
  4. Cole, W. Owen and Piara Singh Sambhi. Sikhism: Beliefs and Practices. Adarsh: New Delhi, 1999.
  5. Cole, W. Owen. The Guru in Sikhism. Darton, Longman & Todd: London, 1982.
  6. Dhillon, Balwant Singh. Early Sikh Scriptural Tradition. Singh Brothers: Amritsar, 1998.
  7. Kaur, Guninder. The Guru Granth Sahib: Its Physics and Metaphysics. Manohar: New Delhi, 1995.
  8. Macauliffe, Max Arthur. The Sikh Religion: It’s Gurus, Sacred Writings and Authors (Volumes I-XI). S. Chand &Company Ltd.: New Delhi, 1985.
  9. Shackle, Christopher. An Introduction to the Sacred Language of the Sikhs. Anthony Rowe: Chippenham, 1983.
  10. Sikh Missionary Center (SMC). The Sikh Religion. Braun-Brumfield: Ann Arbor, 1999.
  11. Singh, Avtar. Philosophical Perspectives of Sikhism. Pañjābī University: Patiala, 1998.
  12. Singh, Daljeet and Kharak Singh. Sikhism: Its Philosophy and History. Institute of Sikh Studies: Chandigarh, 1997.
  13. Singh, Daljeet. Essays on the Authenticity of Kartarpuri Bir and the Integrated Logic and Unity of Sikhism. PañjābīUniversity: Patiala, 1995.
  14. Singh, Daljeet. Essentials of Sikhism. Singh Brothers: Amritsar, 1994.
  15. Singh, Daljeet. Sikhism: A Comparative Study of Its Theology and Mysticism. Singh Brothers: Amritsar, 1998.
  16. Singh, Dewan. Mysticism of Guru Nanak. Singh Brothers: Amritsar, 1995
  17. Singh, Diwan Singh. The Revolution of Guru Nanak. Peoples Publishing House: SAS Nagar, 1993.
  18. Singh, Fauja, and Kirpal Singh. Atlas Travels of Guru Nanak. Punjabi University: Patiala, 1976.
  19. Singh, Ganda. Ed. The Singh Sabha and other Socio-Religious Movements in the Punjab (1850-1925). PunjabiUniversity: Patiala, 1997.
  20. Singh, Ganda. Life of Banda Singh Bahadur. Punjabi University: Patiala, 1999.
  21. Singh, Gopal. Sri Guru Granth Sahib (Vol. 1-4). World Book Centre: New Delhi, 1996.
  22. Singh, Harbans. Heritage of the Sikhs. Manohar: New Delhi, 1994
  23. Singh, Harkirat. Linguistic Analysis of the Bani of Guru Amar Das. The Pañjāb Past and Present. 1979.
  24. Singh, I.J. Being and Becoming a Sikh. The Centennial Foundation: Ontario, 2003.
  25. Singh, I.J. Sikhs and Sikhism – A View with a Bias. The Centennial Foundation: Ontario, 1998.
  26. Singh, I.J. The Sikh Way: A Pilgrim’s Progress. New York, 2001.
  27. Singh, IJ. The World According to Sikhi. Centennial: Ontario, 2006.
  28. Singh, Jagjit. The Sikh Revolution & In the Caravan of Revolutions. Nanakshahi: SAS Nagar, 2006.
  29. Singh, Jodh. Varan Bhai Gurdas I & II. Vision & Venture: New Delhi, 1998.
  30. Singh, Nikky-Guninder Kaur. The Feminine Principle in the Sikh Vision of the Transcendent. CambridgeUniversity Press: NewYork, 1993.
  31. Singh, Patwant, and Harinder Kaur Sekhon. Garland around My Neck. UBS Publishers: New Delhi, 2001.
  32. Singh, Patwant. The Sikhs. Harper Collins: London, 1999.
  33. Singh, Puran. Spirit Born People. Singh Brothers: Amritsar, 1997.
  34. Singh, Puran. Spirit of the Sikh (Vol. I and II). Punjabi University: Patiala, 1976
  35. Singh, Puran. The Book of Ten Masters. Singh Brothers: Amritsar, 1984.
  36. Singh, Puran. The Spirit of Oriental Poetry. Punjabi University, Patiala.
  37. Singh, Puran. Walt Whitman and the Sikh Inspiration. Punjabi University: Patiala, 1982.
  38. Singh, Ranbir. The Sikh Way of Life. India Publishers: New Delhi, 1982.
  39. Singh, Sahib. About Compilation of Sri Guru Granth Sahib. Trans. Dalip Singh. Lok Sahit Parkashan:Amritsar, 1996.
  40. Singh, Sangat. The Sikhs in History. New York, 1995.
  41. Singh, Santokh. The Guru’s Word & Illustrated Sikh History. Spiritual Awakening Studies, South Sea InternationalPress Ltd.: Ontario, 2000.
  42. Singh, Sirdar Kapur. Guru Arjan and His Sukhmani. Guru Nanak Dev University: Amritsar, 1995.
  43. Singh, Sirdar Kapur. Guru Nanak and His Thought. Guru Nanak Dev University: Amritsar, 1991.
  44. Singh, Sirdar Kapur. Parasparparasana. Guru Nanak Dev University: Amritsar, 1982.
  45. Singh, Sirdar Kapur. Sikhism an Ecumenical Religion. Guru Nanak Dev University: Amritsar.
  46. Singh, Sirdar Kapur. Some Insights into Sikhism. Guru Nanak Dev University: Amritsar, 1995.
  47. Singh, Tarlochan, et. al. Sacred Writing of the Sikhs. Orient Longman: New Delhi, 2000.
  48. Singh, Tarlochan. Sikhism and Six Hindu Systems. Chattar Singh Jiwan Singh: Amritsar, 2000.
  49. Singh, Tarlochan. Turban and Sword of the Sikhs. Chattar Singh Jiwan Singh: Amritsar, 1977.
  50. Singh, Teja and Ganda Singh. A Short History of the Sikhs (Vol. 1: 1469-1765). Punjabi University:Patiala, 1989.
  51. Singh, Teja. Essays in Sikhism. Language Department: Patiala, 1988.
  52. Singh, Wazir. Sikhism: Philosophy and Culture. National Book Shop: New Delhi, 1999.
  53. Singh, Wazir. The Sikh Vision: Problems of Philosophy and Faith. Ess Ess Publications: New Delhi, 1992.

Human Rights and Sovereignty

  1. Axel, Brian Keith. The Nation’s Tortured Body: Violence, Representation, and the Formation of the Sikh Diaspora. Duke University Press: 2001.
  2. Citizens for Democracy. Report to the Nation: Oppression in Punjab (U.S. Edition) – Sikh Religious and Educational Trust: Ohio, 1986. [note – banned in India].
  3. Dhillon, Gurdarshan Singh. Truth about Punjab (SGPC White Paper). Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandak Committee: Amritsar, 1996.
  4. Jaijee, Inderji Singh. Politics of Genocide. Ajanta Books International: New Delhi, 1999
  5. Kaur, Jaskaran. Twenty Years of Impunity. Nectar: London, 2004.
  6. Kothari, Rajni and Gobinda Mukhoty. Who are the Guilty? People’s Union for Democratic Right (PUDR) andPeople’s Union for Civil Liberties (PUCL): New Delhi, 1984.
  7. Mahmood, Cynthia Keppley. Fighting for Faith and Nation: Dialogues with Sikh Militants. University of Pennsylvania Press: Philadelphia, 1996.
  8. Sandhu, Ranbir Singh. Struggle for Justice – Speeches and Conversations of Sant Jarnal Singh KhalsaBhindranwale. Sikh Educational and Religious Foundation: Ohio, 1999.
  9. Singh, Gurharpal. Ethnic Conflict in India: A Case Study of Punjab. Macmillan Press Ltd.: London, 2000.
  10. Singh, Gurtej. Chakravyuh – Web of Indian Secularism. Institute of Sikh Studies: Chandigarh, 2000.
  11. Singh, Gurtej. Tandav of the Centaur, Sikhs and Indian Secularism. Jagjit Publishing Co., Ltd.: Mohali, 1996.
  12. Sluka, Jeffery. Death Squad: Anthropology of State Terror. University of Pennsylvania Press:Pennsylvania, 1999.Pettigrew, Joyce. The Sikhs of the Punjab: Unheard voices of State and Guerilla Violence. Zed Books Ltd.:London, 1995.

Dictionaries and Encyclopedias

  1. Bowker, John. The Oxford Dictionary of World Religions. Oxford University Press: Oxford, 1997.
  2. Cole, W. Owen and Piara Singh Sambhi. A Popular Dictionary of Sikhism. NTC Publishing Group:Chicago, 1997.
  3. Shackle, Christopher. A Guru Nanak Glossary. Heritage: New Delhi, 1995.
  4. Singh, Bhai Kahn. Mahan Kosh. Bhasha Vibhag: Patiala, 1990.
  5. Singh, Harbans. The Encyclopedia of Sikhism (Vol. 1-4). Panjabi University: Patiala, 1997.

Pañjābī Language

  1. Puri, Shamsher Singh. Gurmukhi Primer for the Beginners. Singh Brothers, Amritsar.
  2. Singh, Principal Santokh. Learn Punjabi in 25 Days. B. Chattar Singh Jiwan Singh: Amritsar.

Coffee Table Books

  1. Madra, Amandeep Singh and Parmjit Singh. Warrior Saints, Three Centuries of Sikh Military Tradition. I. B. Tauris Publishers: London and The Sikh Foundation: San Francisco, 1999.
  2. Singh, Patwant. The Golden Temple. ET Publishing Ltd.: Hong Kong, 1989.
  3. Singh, Patwant. Gurdwaras in India and Around the World. Himalayan Books: New Delhi, 1992.
  4. Stronge, Susan. The Arts of the Sikh Kingdoms. V & A Publications: 1999.


  1. Kaur, Simranjit. Saffron Salvation. Saffron Publications: United Kingdom, 1999.
  2. Singh, Bhai Vir. Bijai Singh. Trans. Devinder Singh Dugga. Amrit Publishing House: New Delhi, 1983.
  3. Singh, Bhai Vir. Satwant Kaur. Trans. Ujagar Singh Bawa. Washington Sikh Center: 1987.
  4. Singh, Bhai Vir. Sundri. Trans. Gobind Singh Manusakhani. Bhai Vir Singh Sahitya Sadan, 2001.

Non-Sikh Sources

  1. Garder, Jostein. Sophie’s World. London, 1995.
  2. Gibran, Khalil. The Prophet. Srishti: New Delhi, 1998.
  3. Latif, Syad Muhammad. History of the Punjab. Kalyani Publishers: Ludhiana, 1994.
  4. Manu. The Laws of Manu. Trans. Wendy Doniger. Penguin Books: New Delhi, 1991.
  5. Peck, M. Scott. Further Along the Road Less Traveled. Touchstone: New York, 1993.
  6. Brahma, Giani Brahma Singh. Hazrat Mian Mir and the Sufi Tradition. Panjabi University: Patiala, 1994.
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