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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
September
2020

Maharani Jind Kaur: The Last Queen of Panjab

Maharaja Ranjit Singh’s death in 1839 left a big void in the rule of the Sikh kingdom, which led to the annexation of Panjab by the British. His throne was inherited by multiple claimant heirs, none of whom could survive the intrigues and the schemings of the succession war in the royal court. Maharani Jind Kaur’s story is the narrative of a brave woman, who through all the trials and tribulations of the succession war, with all her faults, proved her mettle as a regent to the young Maharaja Duleep Singh, while also maneuvering through the diplomatic chicaneries of the British to the extent that even the British were wary of her.

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Thursday
,
16
November
2017

1984 is in my DNA

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

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Sunday
,
25
June
2017

The Emergency & The Sikhs

On 25 June 1975, Prime Minister (PM) Indira Gandhi imposed ‘Internal Emergency’ on India. Civil liberties were suspended, prominent opposition leaders were arrested, press was censored, and several human rights violations were reported including a forced mass-sterilization campaign.

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Monday
,
21
September
2020

Maharani Jind Kaur: The Last Queen of Panjab

Maharaja Ranjit Singh’s death in 1839 left a big void in the rule of the Sikh kingdom, which led to the annexation of Panjab by the British. His throne was inherited by multiple claimant heirs, none of whom could survive the intrigues and the schemings of the succession war in the royal court. Maharani Jind Kaur’s story is the narrative of a brave woman, who through all the trials and tribulations of the succession war, with all her faults, proved her mettle as a regent to the young Maharaja Duleep Singh, while also maneuvering through the diplomatic chicaneries of the British to the extent that even the British were wary of her.

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Thursday
,
16
November
2017

1984 is in my DNA

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

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Podcasts

Friday
,
12
June
2020

Black Lives Matter & Sikhi: Harinder Singh – The Sikh Cast | SikhRI

The Sikh Cast Host has a one on one dialogue with Harinder Singh on how the Guru would deal with the Black Lives Matter Movement. They ask how can Sikhs around the world go beyond the protest and how do we explore it from the Sikhi lens.

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Wednesday
,
11
January
2017

“Emperor-Prophet” - The Real Guru Gobind Singh Ji with Harinder Singh

In this podcast we talk to Harinder Singh on the greatness of Guru Gobind Singh Ji. You have never heard of the Guru in this way! The Panjab Digital Library was selected to develop an exhibition for the 350-year celebration of Guru Gobind Singh by the government of Bihar. The exhibition entitled ‘Emperor-Prophet’:“Our focus was to present the ‘Tenth Sovereign’ in accordance with Guru Granth Sahib’s vision, highlight the historical narratives based on contemporary and near contemporary sources, and make the saga relevant to today’s generations via twentieth century authors and poets,” - Harinder Singh, educator and thinker.

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Saturday
,
11
June
2016

Sikh Cast Ep12 - Inderpreet Singh talks about growing up in Japan, current state of camps and retreats and what is happening with Sidak this year.

In this podcast we discuss what was it like growing up in Japan, the current status of Sikh camps and retreats and what is happening with Sidak this year.

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Friday
,
12
June
2020

Black Lives Matter & Sikhi: Harinder Singh – The Sikh Cast | SikhRI

The Sikh Cast Host has a one on one dialogue with Harinder Singh on how the Guru would deal with the Black Lives Matter Movement. They ask how can Sikhs around the world go beyond the protest and how do we explore it from the Sikhi lens.

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Friday
,
12
June
2020

Black Lives Matter & Sikhi: Harinder Singh – The Sikh Cast | SikhRI

The Sikh Cast Host has a one on one dialogue with Harinder Singh on how the Guru would deal with the Black Lives Matter Movement. They ask how can Sikhs around the world go beyond the protest and how do we explore it from the Sikhi lens.

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Wednesday
,
11
January
2017

“Emperor-Prophet” - The Real Guru Gobind Singh Ji with Harinder Singh

In this podcast we talk to Harinder Singh on the greatness of Guru Gobind Singh Ji. You have never heard of the Guru in this way! The Panjab Digital Library was selected to develop an exhibition for the 350-year celebration of Guru Gobind Singh by the government of Bihar. The exhibition entitled ‘Emperor-Prophet’:“Our focus was to present the ‘Tenth Sovereign’ in accordance with Guru Granth Sahib’s vision, highlight the historical narratives based on contemporary and near contemporary sources, and make the saga relevant to today’s generations via twentieth century authors and poets,” - Harinder Singh, educator and thinker.

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