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Getting to Know Rani Jind Kaur: Episode 1

Monday
,
18
March
2024

Tune in to Santbir Singh and Sean Holden as they delve into the captivating tale of Rani Jind Kaur, the last queen of Panjab, in the inaugural episode of this podcast series. But why is it crucial for us to unravel her narrative?

Tune in to Santbir Singh and Sean Holden as they delve into the captivating tale of Rani Jind Kaur, the last queen of Panjab, in the inaugural episode of this podcast series. But why is it crucial for us to unravel her narrative?


Understanding this epoch of Sikh history holds paramount significance, marking the advent of colonialism and its enduring impact on Sikh heritage. Rani Jind Kaur emerges as a pivotal figure within this historical milieu, embodying the complexities of Panjab's colonial encounter. Initially, she stood as a formidable adversary to the British, only to later find herself ensnared as their captive. Notably, Rani Jind Kaur occupies a unique space in Sikh history as one of the few prominent female figures whose stories have endured the passage of time. Often overshadowed by their male counterparts in historical narratives, the accounts of remarkable Sikh women like her have unfortunately been neglected. Despite the challenges, Rani Jind Kaur epitomizes resilience amidst the intricate web of political intrigues, steadfastly striving to preserve the sovereignty of the Sikh Kingdom.

Let's embark on a journey to unravel the enigma of Rani Jind Kaur, born in 1817 in Gujranwala, where the veil of her early life remains mysterious.

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Santbir Singh

Research Associate
Research Associate

Santbir Singh is a Research Associate with SikhRI. He is currently doing his Ph.D. in Sociology at York University. His graduate research focuses on Sikh activism and the inherent relationship between Sikhi and anarchism explored through historical and contemporary Sikh movements, such as the Kisān Morcha (Farmer’s Protests) of 2020-2021. 

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