Surender Pal Singh is a Senior Research Associate at the Sikh Research Institute. He holds a Master’s degree in Religious Studies and English.
He is the English Content Reviewer for The Guru Granth Sahib Project. He also develops curriculums, presentations, and research papers and delivers topical courses on Sikh theology and culture online. He is the lead instructor of the Gurbani 101 track at Sidak, an annual leadership development program by SikhRI. He is the co-author of the Gurbani linguistics book Guru Granth Sahib – Its Language and Grammar and the author of the Workbook Gurbani Language and Grammar. He has over twelve years of experience teaching Gurbani linguistics and twenty years of experience teaching Sikh theology and culture.
He currently resides with his family in Canada.
Follow Surender Pal Singh as he speaks about how, while serving as the Guru, Guru Teghbahadar Sahib visited far-off places and interacted with many individuals and communities. The Guru faced opposition not only on the external front but also on the home front. The Guru navigated through scheming and aggressions, many times violent, with grace and wisdom. This presentation explores the Guru’s interactions with people and communities and the underlying principles that governed the Guru’s politics of alliances.
While reading the Guru Granth Sahib, we encounter various stanza structures within a Sabad, often indicated through corresponding titles on the Sabad. This diversity in stanza structures arises due to variations in the number of lines in the stanzas.
While reading the Guru Granth Sahib, we come across various Sabad structures and forms. Some small and others long. Some have two stanzas, others three, four, or more. What do these different stanzas tell us about a Sabad or its structure?