Sikh History

Sikh History

Videos

Wednesday
,
22
June
2022

What is Guru? | The Guru: Connecting with 1-Light

Who is Guru? What is the need for a Guru? What role does a Guru play in one's personal life? Jasleen Kaur explores what Guru means in the Guru Granth Sahib, Sikh history, and tradition.

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Wednesday
,
15
June
2022

What was the world that Jassa Singh was born into?

Jassa Singh was born in 1718 in Ahlu near Lahore when it was not safe to be a Sikh. The Mughal Empire controlled most of South Asia at this point. It was increasingly difficult for the Sikhs as they were being hunted.

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Monday
,
13
June
2022

Who was Sardar Jassa Singh Ahluwalia, and how is he significant to the Sikhs?

Watch as Pritpal Singh highlights Jassa Singh Ahluwalia’s selfless nature and strong leadership, which helped him navigate and lead the Sikh collective through the difficult times of the 18th century when genocidal campaigns were taking place.

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Wednesday
,
22
June
2022

What is Guru? | The Guru: Connecting with 1-Light

Who is Guru? What is the need for a Guru? What role does a Guru play in one's personal life? Jasleen Kaur explores what Guru means in the Guru Granth Sahib, Sikh history, and tradition.

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Wednesday
,
15
June
2022

What was the world that Jassa Singh was born into?

Jassa Singh was born in 1718 in Ahlu near Lahore when it was not safe to be a Sikh. The Mughal Empire controlled most of South Asia at this point. It was increasingly difficult for the Sikhs as they were being hunted.

watch now ⟶
Monday
,
13
June
2022

Who was Sardar Jassa Singh Ahluwalia, and how is he significant to the Sikhs?

Watch as Pritpal Singh highlights Jassa Singh Ahluwalia’s selfless nature and strong leadership, which helped him navigate and lead the Sikh collective through the difficult times of the 18th century when genocidal campaigns were taking place.

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Friday
,
20
May
2022

Our Relationship with The Guru Granth Sahib

Harinder Singh and Jasleen Kaur speak about a Sikh's relationship with The Guru Granth Sahib.

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Thursday
,
19
May
2022

Jassa Singh Ahluwalia

This is the story of Jassa Singh Ahluwalia (1718-1783), of the most outstanding leaders Sikhs have had. As a leader of the Dal Khalsa, he prepared the Sikh community to take control of its own destiny in the most troubled times...

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Thursday
,
19
May
2022

Explore Pahare l The Guru Granth Sahib Project

Guru Fatih, thanks for watching our video about Explore Pahare l The Guru Granth Sahib Project Explore Pahare: https://bit.ly/3sKBVl9 In this video Surenderpal shares about the newly launched annotation of two Sabads (Infinite-Wisdom) of Pahare by Guru Nanak Sahib in Sirirag. Sirirag is a rag (musical mode) that is serious in nature and thought-provoking. Speaker: https://sikhri.org/people/surender-pal-singh Read: - Meanings, grammar, and etymologies - Commentaries - Poetics - Various Translations ⏲️TIMESTAMPS: 00:00 - Introduction 00:21 - Chapter 1 00:57 - Chapter 2 01:25 - Chapter 3 02:28 - Chapter 4 03:10 - Chapter 5 03:58 - Chapter 6 04:34 - Wrap up ABOUT OUR CHANNEL📜 SikhRI connects people with the teachings of Sikhi and strengthens the bonds of the Sikh community around the world by offering courses and seminars in a variety of mediums. In an ideal world, happy and tolerant people live together in peace. They are genuinely enthused to share what they know and freely exchange knowledge on topics they are passionate about. Their lives are driven by values that are dear to them, and are full of meaning because of it. Enlightenment and happiness are ubiquitous. This is the world that we strive to create by: 1. Making Sikh education accessible to anyone. 2. Helping more people to understand the principles of Sikhi. 3. Presenting Gurbani the way it is. 📌CHECK OUT OUR OTHER VIDEOS ➡️Enhance Your Connection with Sikhi - 2022 Sidak Applications Open Now! 🔗https://youtu.be/K9ffRGw6354 ➡️Immersive Sikhi experience for Young Adults - 2022 Applications Open Now! 🔗https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2LSbWRyYBjk ➡️Guru Teghbahadar Sahib in Rag Dhanasari & Rag Sarang - The Guru Granth Sahib Project 🔗https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MTSBiHp_WxQ ➡️The Secular Sikh Maharaja and His Muslim Wife: Rani Gulbahar Begum 🔗https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dyHpBY9dmnA FIND US AT🔍 🔗https://sikhri.org/ GET IN TOUCH 📧 info@sikhri.org ➡️Facebook : 🔗https://www.facebook.com/sikhresearchinstitute ➡️Instagram : 🔗https://www.instagram.com/sikh.research.institute/ ➡️Twitter : 🔗https://twitter.com/SikhRI ➡️Spotify : 🔗https://open.spotify.com/show/1CNFeRMFvlDNERzomNT2p9?si=N2TmlAPVQqOMSRb0KMbwMg&nd=1 #GuruGranthSahib #GuruGranthSahibJi #SikhHistory #SikhRI #TGGSP #Pahare #Sabad #Shabad #Sikhi

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Articles

Friday
,
20
May
2022

Jassa Singh Ahluwalia

Jassa Singh Ahluwalia (1718-1783) was one of the most outstanding leaders Sikhs have had. As a leader, he prepared the Sikh community to take control of its own destiny in the most troubled times and write a chapter on its own in the annals of history. His leadership helped the Sikh community through multiple genocidal campaigns and turned out sovereigns in Panjab, a North-Western region in South Asia.

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Monday
,
21
March
2022

Paigham-i-Goya: An Expression of Love

A new translation and brief essay on the fifty-second ghazal from Bhai Nand Lal’s Divan-i-Goya.‍

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Friday
,
20
May
2022

Jassa Singh Ahluwalia

Jassa Singh Ahluwalia (1718-1783) was one of the most outstanding leaders Sikhs have had. As a leader, he prepared the Sikh community to take control of its own destiny in the most troubled times and write a chapter on its own in the annals of history. His leadership helped the Sikh community through multiple genocidal campaigns and turned out sovereigns in Panjab, a North-Western region in South Asia.

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Wednesday
,
21
July
2021

Miri-Piri: The Spiritual-Political Sikh Doctrine

Miri comes from Perso-Arabic “Amir” or “Emir” and signals political power. Piri comes from the Perso-Arabic “Pir” and signals spiritual power. Miri-Piri encapsulates the Political-Spiritual doctrine in Sikhi, rooted in both the worldly and the timeless, and in sovereignty beyond the nation-states.

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Monday
,
26
October
2020

Hari Singh Nalua

Hari Singh Nalua (popularly Nalwa) was the Commander-in-Chief of the Sikh Khalsa Army in the North West Frontier in the Kingdom of Panjab ruled by Maharaja Ranjit Singh.

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Monday
,
31
July
2017

How to Develop a Sikh Response

Who can curate a Sikh response? Why is a framework necessary? What is Gurmat? How do Bani, Tvarikh, and Rahit consitute Gurmat? Which sources can be classified as primary and secondary?‍

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Friday
,
16
June
2017

June 1984 Ghallughara

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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Tuesday
,
24
November
2015

Top Ten Truths About Guru Teghbahadar Sahib

Guru Teghbahadar Sahib’s life and legacy are unparalleled in the annals of world history.  The Guru proclaimed: “Be very clear in your mind; the insightful person is the one who doesn’t fear anyone nor frightens anyone.”

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Friday
,
20
May
2022

Jassa Singh Ahluwalia

Jassa Singh Ahluwalia (1718-1783) was one of the most outstanding leaders Sikhs have had. As a leader, he prepared the Sikh community to take control of its own destiny in the most troubled times and write a chapter on its own in the annals of history. His leadership helped the Sikh community through multiple genocidal campaigns and turned out sovereigns in Panjab, a North-Western region in South Asia.

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Wednesday
,
21
July
2021

Miri-Piri: The Spiritual-Political Sikh Doctrine

Miri comes from Perso-Arabic “Amir” or “Emir” and signals political power. Piri comes from the Perso-Arabic “Pir” and signals spiritual power. Miri-Piri encapsulates the Political-Spiritual doctrine in Sikhi, rooted in both the worldly and the timeless, and in sovereignty beyond the nation-states.

READ More ⟶
Monday
,
26
October
2020

Hari Singh Nalua

Hari Singh Nalua (popularly Nalwa) was the Commander-in-Chief of the Sikh Khalsa Army in the North West Frontier in the Kingdom of Panjab ruled by Maharaja Ranjit Singh.

READ More ⟶
Monday
,
31
July
2017

How to Develop a Sikh Response

Who can curate a Sikh response? Why is a framework necessary? What is Gurmat? How do Bani, Tvarikh, and Rahit consitute Gurmat? Which sources can be classified as primary and secondary?‍

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Podcasts

Thursday
,
19
May
2022

Jassa Singh Ahluwalia: Part 2

This is the story of Jassa Singh Ahluwalia (1718-1783), of the most outstanding leaders Sikhs have had. As a leader of the Dal Khalsa, he prepared the Sikh community to take control of its own destiny in the most troubled times and write a chapter on its own in the annals of history. His leadership helped the Sikh community through multiple genocidal campaigns and turned out sovereigns in Panjab, a North-Western region in South Asia. What lessons can we learn from this figure in Sikh history from birth to death?

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Thursday
,
19
May
2022

Jassa Singh Ahluwalia: Part 1

This is the story of Jassa Singh Ahluwalia (1718-1783, of the most outstanding leaders Sikhs have had. As a leader of the Dal Khalsa, he prepared the Sikh community to take control of its own destiny in the most troubled times and write a chapter on its own in the annals of history. His leadership helped the Sikh community through multiple genocidal campaigns and turned out sovereigns in Panjab, a North-Western region in South Asia.What lessons can we learn from this figure in Sikh history from birth to death?

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Friday
,
23
October
2020

A Brave Life of the Exemplary Sikh Warrior (Hari Singh Nalua): Sikh History

This is the story of Hari Singh Nalua, a formidable general in the army of the Khalsa during the reign of Maharaja Ranjit Singh. From birth to death, what lessons can we learn from this figure from Sikh history?

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Friday
,
18
September
2020

Bhakti & Shakti — The Sikh Cast | SikhRI

Bhakti and Shakti are two sides of the Guru. While deep internal contemplation and the exuberant worldly power are often painted as dichotomous, Sikh history, Gurbani, architecture, and art all demonstrate their interwoven and complementary nature. What are the modern applications of these fluid concepts? How do we maintain a true connection to all the strength, internal and external that Sikhi affords us? Join us in conversation with historians and academics Paneet Singh and Harleen Kaur as we look at the theory and application of the concept in our modern journeys.

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Friday
,
21
August
2020

The Sikhs and The Panjab

73 years ago, two nation-states were carved by the British mapmaking: Hindustan and Pakistan. The historical Sikh Homeland in The Panjab was divided by the Radcliffe line. In now truncated Indian Panjab, a proportion of the Sikhs led many campaigns to fight for economic, political, state, human, and religious rights. What’s next to secure the Sikh aspirations and the Panjab’s autonomy?

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Monday
,
20
April
2020

Afghanistan Sikhs: Past, Present and Future – The Sikh Cast | SikhRI

Asha Marie Kaur talks with The Sikh Cast host, Manpreet Jassal, about the history of how the Sikhs got to where they are in Afghanistan today. We separate facts from rumors and how Sikhs around the world can help.

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Thursday
,
19
May
2022

Jassa Singh Ahluwalia: Part 2

This is the story of Jassa Singh Ahluwalia (1718-1783), of the most outstanding leaders Sikhs have had. As a leader of the Dal Khalsa, he prepared the Sikh community to take control of its own destiny in the most troubled times and write a chapter on its own in the annals of history. His leadership helped the Sikh community through multiple genocidal campaigns and turned out sovereigns in Panjab, a North-Western region in South Asia. What lessons can we learn from this figure in Sikh history from birth to death?

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Thursday
,
19
May
2022

Jassa Singh Ahluwalia: Part 1

This is the story of Jassa Singh Ahluwalia (1718-1783, of the most outstanding leaders Sikhs have had. As a leader of the Dal Khalsa, he prepared the Sikh community to take control of its own destiny in the most troubled times and write a chapter on its own in the annals of history. His leadership helped the Sikh community through multiple genocidal campaigns and turned out sovereigns in Panjab, a North-Western region in South Asia.What lessons can we learn from this figure in Sikh history from birth to death?

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Thursday
,
19
May
2022

Jassa Singh Ahluwalia: Part 2

This is the story of Jassa Singh Ahluwalia (1718-1783), of the most outstanding leaders Sikhs have had. As a leader of the Dal Khalsa, he prepared the Sikh community to take control of its own destiny in the most troubled times and write a chapter on its own in the annals of history. His leadership helped the Sikh community through multiple genocidal campaigns and turned out sovereigns in Panjab, a North-Western region in South Asia. What lessons can we learn from this figure in Sikh history from birth to death?

LISTEN NOW⟶
Thursday
,
19
May
2022

Jassa Singh Ahluwalia: Part 1

This is the story of Jassa Singh Ahluwalia (1718-1783, of the most outstanding leaders Sikhs have had. As a leader of the Dal Khalsa, he prepared the Sikh community to take control of its own destiny in the most troubled times and write a chapter on its own in the annals of history. His leadership helped the Sikh community through multiple genocidal campaigns and turned out sovereigns in Panjab, a North-Western region in South Asia.What lessons can we learn from this figure in Sikh history from birth to death?

LISTEN NOW⟶
Friday
,
23
October
2020

A Brave Life of the Exemplary Sikh Warrior (Hari Singh Nalua): Sikh History

This is the story of Hari Singh Nalua, a formidable general in the army of the Khalsa during the reign of Maharaja Ranjit Singh. From birth to death, what lessons can we learn from this figure from Sikh history?

LISTEN NOW⟶
Friday
,
18
September
2020

Bhakti & Shakti — The Sikh Cast | SikhRI

Bhakti and Shakti are two sides of the Guru. While deep internal contemplation and the exuberant worldly power are often painted as dichotomous, Sikh history, Gurbani, architecture, and art all demonstrate their interwoven and complementary nature. What are the modern applications of these fluid concepts? How do we maintain a true connection to all the strength, internal and external that Sikhi affords us? Join us in conversation with historians and academics Paneet Singh and Harleen Kaur as we look at the theory and application of the concept in our modern journeys.

LISTEN NOW⟶