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1984 & You
1984 & You

Two major events took place in India, during 1984 in quick succession within a span of 5 month. The Indian Army attacked Akal Takhat Sahib in June, and an anti-Sikh genocidal campaign was undertaken by the ruling political party with the active support of majority community masses and the State machinery in November same year. The events completely shook the already eroding faith of Sikhs from India system. Many were seen scrambling for explanations in the immediate geo-political context. And the trend continues. The current presentation takes a step back and analyses the event by placing it in the socio-political, religious and ideological context of the Sikh tradition that stretches well beyond contemporary history and shows a how this was not an isolated event. It tries to explore the links behind theo-political status of Akal Takhat Sahib and repeated aggression of the State on it, a visible pattern consistent throughout Sikh history.

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Representing 1984
Representing 1984

Join us as we explore the recent rise of literature, art, film, and photography focusing on the anti-Sikh violence of 1984. What is the language of violence? How do we find such language for translating the unspeakable? And who speaks for those who suffer the violence? Our panelists, Gauri Gill, Sarbpreet Singh, and The Singh Twins, will delve into questions surrounding the representation of 1984.

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Representing 1984
Representing 1984

Join us as we explore the recent rise of literature, art, film, and photography focusing on the anti-Sikh violence of 1984. What is the language of violence? How do we find such language for translating the unspeakable? And who speaks for those who suffer the violence? Our panelists,  Gauri Gill, Sarbpreet Singh, and The Singh Twins, will delve into questions surrounding the representation of 1984.

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June 1984 Poster
June 1984 Poster

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1984: After the Darkness
1984: After the Darkness

1984: After the Darkness - June-November in Personal Memory - Genocide in Collective Sikh Psyche - Confronting Injustice with Light-Love

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November 1984 | The Genocide
November 1984 | The Genocide

Was November 1984 a Genocide? In 1948, India, along with the General Assembly of the United Nations and The Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide, defined Genocide.

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1984: Ghallughara and I
1984: Ghallughara and I

Harinder Singh dives into the events of June and November 1984, the myths and realities of the attacks, their importance in a Sikh context, and a vision for the future that is rooted in progress and justice.

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June 1984 Ghallughara  | Harinder Singh
June 1984 Ghallughara | Harinder Singh

The June 1984 army action on the Golden Temple complex – Sri Harimandar Sahib and Akal Takht Sahib – was a tipping point in the Sikh and Indian history 33 years ago.

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1984 – Re-evaluating Justice
1984 – Re-evaluating Justice

Every one is talking about 1984. In this video, Harinder Singh (CEO and Co-Founder of SikhRI) is talking about Justice - Build upon what was 1984 was about in terms of justice. The presentation covers the following: Exploring justice in Sikhi, Principle in Guru Granth Sahib, Practice amidst Ghallugharas, and Relevance to 1984.

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Liv - 1984 Memories and Activism
Liv - 1984 Memories and Activism

This webinar will offer an overview of why and how the events of 1984 transpired in the way that they did. The presentation will then explore the symbology of "1984" as a term that holds resonance and power in the collective psyche today, and what connections can be drawn from the events to the wider discrimination against Sikhs both past and present. Using various mediums, including academic sources and art, the webinar will draw on a wider array of sources and portrayals to connect the events to the younger generation and look to the future.

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1984: The Devoted & The Worldly
1984: The Devoted & The Worldly

1984 is considered the third Ghallughara in Sikh history. Why was Sri Harimandar Sahib and Akal Takht Sahib complex attacked? What’s the Sikh historical context? How must the memory be kept alive 36 years on?

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June 1984 Myth vs. Reality
June 1984 Myth vs. Reality

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Representing 1984 | Nov 06, 2021
Representing 1984 | Nov 06, 2021

What is the language of violence? How do we find language for translating the unspeakable? Who speaks for those who suffer violence?

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Liv - Kultar's Mime: A 1984 Play
Liv - Kultar's Mime: A 1984 Play

“Kultar’s Mime is a scream of pain. A cry of rage at the unending pattern of injustice and targets the weak and the poor. A never ending pattern that transcends geography, culture and time,” said Sarbpreet Singh who wrote the original poem that the play is based on. According to J Mehr Kaur, who adapted the poem for the stage and directed the premier of Kultar’s Mime, “In creating the world of this play, I wanted to explore the ways in which a story of oppression can become even more urgent and meaningful when a group of ‘outsiders’ chooses to bring it to life. The young artists and activists in the play discover, through their own experience of this history, that the events of 1984 in Delhi were not only an inexcusable breach of the rights of Sikhs, but a violation of the rights of humanity. The production is an immersive work of theatre that allows the audience to experience the space as an art gallery, through which they are led by the characters in the play, learning about the haunted neighborhood of Tilakvihar, and its forgotten children.”

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1984: My Struggle & Inspiration | Pritpal Singh
1984: My Struggle & Inspiration | Pritpal Singh

Dr. Pritpal Singh shares his reflections on the events of 1984 in India against Sikhs, where many innocent lives were lost.

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1984: Bearing Witness | Jun 08, 2019
1984: Bearing Witness | Jun 08, 2019

Join us as Dr. Ishmeet Kaur and Harinder Singh focus on the events of June & November 1984.

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1984: Ghallughara & I | Jun 03, 2018
1984: Ghallughara & I | Jun 03, 2018

Join us as Harinder Singh, Thinker, Educator & Activist will be talking about the third Ghallughara in Sikh history and it's relevance to Sikhs today.

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1984: ThinQ Differently | Sep 25, 2014
1984: ThinQ Differently | Sep 25, 2014

Presented by Sikh Research Institute

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1984 is in my DNA | Inni Kaur
1984 is in my DNA | Inni Kaur

Thirty-three years ago the world’s fourth largest army marched into Harmandir Sahib (Golden Temple) in Amritsar, India.

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1984: An Attempted Suppression of a Nation
1984: An Attempted Suppression of a Nation

Two major events took place in India, during 1984 in quick succession within a span of 5 month. The Indian Army attacked Akal Takhat Sahib in June, and an anti-Sikh genocidal campaign was undertaken by the ruling political party with the active support of majority community masses and the State machinery in November same year. The events completely shook the already eroding faith of Sikhs from India system. Many were seen scrambling for explanations in the immediate geo-political context. And the trend continues. The current presentation takes a step back and analyses the event by placing it in the socio-political, religious and ideological context of the Sikh tradition that stretches well beyond contemporary history and shows a how this was not an isolated event. It tries to explore the links behind theo-political status of Akal Takhat Sahib and repeated aggression of the State on it, a visible pattern consistent throughout Sikh history. 28 Aug 2011 Sri Guru Singh Sabha-Park Avenue Southall, UK

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