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Videos

Wednesday
,
22
June
2022

What were the early influences of Jassa Singh as a child that set him on his path?

In this video, Pritpal Singh delves into the influences of Jassa Singh Ahluwalia, from his mother to Mata Sundri. 

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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 were the early influences of Jassa Singh as a child that set him on his path?

In this video, Pritpal Singh delves into the influences of Jassa Singh Ahluwalia, from his mother to Mata Sundri. 

watch now ⟶
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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Tuesday
,
7
June
2022

1984 Battle of Amritsar - June 7: Inside Perspectives

Many of the arrested Sikh devotees were brutally beaten and killed. Thousands of Sikhs from rural Panjab marched towards the Complex when they heard about the army's attack. They were fired upon from helicopters.

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Tuesday
,
7
June
2022

1984 Battle of Amritsar - June 7: Sikh Reference Library Destruction

The army deliberately set fire to the Sikh Reference Library after the attack was over. Valuable archives and material of significant historical importance were destroyed in this fire. The army claims that the library caught fire during the crossfire. The library was intact until the evening of June 6, 1984. This has been verified by the in-charge of the library, Sardar Devinder Singh Duggal. The library was set ablaze on June 7, in the early hours of the morning.

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Monday
,
6
June
2022

1984 Battle of Amritsar - June 6: Inside Perspectives

“The effect of this barrage on the Akal Takht was devastating. The whole front of the sacred shrine was destroyed, leaving hardly a pillar standing.” - Mark Tully, Amritsar, Mrs. Gandhi's Last Battle

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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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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
,
11
March
2022

1947: The Sikhs & The Panjab

Sikh Research Institute (SikhRI) is pleased to announce the upcoming conference on the 1947 Partition on 1 October 2022. We invite submissions from scholars, writers, leaders, activists, creatives, and those who want to consider the intricate dynamics of nationalism pertaining to the Sikhs and the Panjab during the 1947 Partition.

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Tuesday
,
8
March
2022

Beadbi: Locating Irreverence amongst the Sikhs

In recent news and current events, “beadbi” has come to the forefront as a topic of discussion. But do we as Sikhs collectively understand what beadbi is, how it has been dealt with historically, and how to look at beadbi instances which have been in the news from a Sikh perspective? Is it merely disrespect of the Guru Granth Sahib?

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Tuesday
,
15
February
2022

The Indomitable Spirit of Banda Singh Bahadar

This article explores intimate connections that can be drawn from the history and legacy of Banda Singh Bahadar. Learning from the prominent Sikh scholar Dr. Ganda Singh’s work, this article will delve into the meaningful resonances between today’s faith and yesterday’s history as it permeates the psyches of Sikh consciousness.

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Tuesday
,
8
February
2022

Paigham-i-Goya: An Expression of Love

A new translation and brief essay on the forty-fourth 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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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.‍

READ More ⟶
Friday
,
11
March
2022

1947: The Sikhs & The Panjab

Sikh Research Institute (SikhRI) is pleased to announce the upcoming conference on the 1947 Partition on 1 October 2022. We invite submissions from scholars, writers, leaders, activists, creatives, and those who want to consider the intricate dynamics of nationalism pertaining to the Sikhs and the Panjab during the 1947 Partition.

READ More ⟶
Tuesday
,
8
March
2022

Beadbi: Locating Irreverence amongst the Sikhs

In recent news and current events, “beadbi” has come to the forefront as a topic of discussion. But do we as Sikhs collectively understand what beadbi is, how it has been dealt with historically, and how to look at beadbi instances which have been in the news from a Sikh perspective? Is it merely disrespect of the Guru Granth Sahib?

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Podcasts

Friday
,
24
June
2022

The Sidak Impact: Jasleen Kaur & Simran Kaur

SikhRI researcher Jasleen Kaur dives into the relevance of Sidak in today’s world with alumni Simran Kaur, who shares the personal impact of her Sidak experience.

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Friday
,
10
June
2022

The Sidak Impact: Jasleen Kaur & Kiran Kaur

SikhRI researcher, Jasleen Kaur discusses the value of Sidak with alumni, Kiran Kaur. Sidak seeks to provide young Sikh adults with a gift of Gurmat-centered leadership learning experience to secure—and transform—the Sikh future.

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Tuesday
,
31
May
2022

Ghazal Fifty-Two, Divan-i-Goya | Bhai Nand Lal

Introducing Paigham-i-Goya: Expression of Love, new translations of a selection of ghazals from Bhai Nand Lal “Goya.” Today’s podcast begins with a recitation of Bhai Nand Lal’s ghazal in Persian, followed by a new English transcreation, the result of a unique collaboration between Dr. Fatima Fayyaz and Dr. Nadhra Khan of Lahore University of Management Sciences, Damanpreet Singh, writer, and graduate student, and Inni Kaur of SikhRI, followed by a discussion between Daman and Inni about the beauty of the ghazal and the transcreation process.

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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

The Journey of Acceptance: A Conversation on Hukam

Join Inni Kaur and Kiranjot Kaur as they share their understanding of Hukam (Command.) What is Hukam? What does it mean to give your head to the Guru? Can one live in constant flow and surrender to Hukam while remaining detached from the world?

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Friday
,
24
June
2022

The Sidak Impact: Jasleen Kaur & Simran Kaur

SikhRI researcher Jasleen Kaur dives into the relevance of Sidak in today’s world with alumni Simran Kaur, who shares the personal impact of her Sidak experience.

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Friday
,
10
June
2022

The Sidak Impact: Jasleen Kaur & Kiran Kaur

SikhRI researcher, Jasleen Kaur discusses the value of Sidak with alumni, Kiran Kaur. Sidak seeks to provide young Sikh adults with a gift of Gurmat-centered leadership learning experience to secure—and transform—the Sikh future.

LISTEN NOW⟶
Friday
,
24
June
2022

The Sidak Impact: Jasleen Kaur & Simran Kaur

SikhRI researcher Jasleen Kaur dives into the relevance of Sidak in today’s world with alumni Simran Kaur, who shares the personal impact of her Sidak experience.

LISTEN NOW⟶
Friday
,
10
June
2022

The Sidak Impact: Jasleen Kaur & Kiran Kaur

SikhRI researcher, Jasleen Kaur discusses the value of Sidak with alumni, Kiran Kaur. Sidak seeks to provide young Sikh adults with a gift of Gurmat-centered leadership learning experience to secure—and transform—the Sikh future.

LISTEN NOW⟶
Tuesday
,
31
May
2022

Ghazal Fifty-Two, Divan-i-Goya | Bhai Nand Lal

Introducing Paigham-i-Goya: Expression of Love, new translations of a selection of ghazals from Bhai Nand Lal “Goya.” Today’s podcast begins with a recitation of Bhai Nand Lal’s ghazal in Persian, followed by a new English transcreation, the result of a unique collaboration between Dr. Fatima Fayyaz and Dr. Nadhra Khan of Lahore University of Management Sciences, Damanpreet Singh, writer, and graduate student, and Inni Kaur of SikhRI, followed by a discussion between Daman and Inni about the beauty of the ghazal and the transcreation process.

LISTEN NOW⟶
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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