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Countdown to Vaisakhi 2024: Jasleen Kaur

Day 10 of 14

Wednesday
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10
April
2024

Jasleen Kaur serves as a Research Associate at SikhRI and one of the commentators and transcreators of The Guru Granth Sahib Project.

Jasleen Kaur serves as a Research Associate at SikhRI and one of the commentators and transcreators of The Guru Granth Sahib Project. She is passionate about projects that create comfortable spaces for community members of all ages and backgrounds to engage in dialogue and learn from one another.


“I’m wondering what it means to emulate the politics of the Guru at a time where we’re entering the sixth month of the genocide of the Palestinian people, the purposeful starvation of the Palestinian people. We are operating from a place of fear; we don’t talk about it too much. And coming from the American context or any of the Western context, we know that our governments are pouring money into this genocide.

So what is our role if we really want to emulate the politics of the Guru and really honour the principles that Vaisakhi 1699 reminds us of, not in the abstract but in a real and lived way and an embodied way.”

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From now until Vaisakhi, the SikhRI team will reflect and share insights on its significance. Our "Countdown to Vaisakhi" video series features speakers from diverse backgrounds, regions, and life experiences, aiming to inspire you to reflect on your connection to Vaisakhi.

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Jasleen Kaur

Research Associate

Jasleen Kaur is a Research Associate at the Sikh Research Institute. She has received a Religious Studies B.A./M.A. from the University of Virginia, focusing on South Asian Religions through the lens of literature and poetry.

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