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What influence did Rani Jind Kaur have on those who came after her?

Getting to Know Rani Jind Kaur

Thursday
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March
2024

Rani Jind Kaur's influence resonates through generations in two significant ways.

Rani Jind Kaur's influence resonates through generations in two significant ways.


Firstly, within her family, her dedication to preserving Sikh heritage impacted her son, Duleep Singh. Despite being separated from him at a young age and witnessing his conversion to Christianity, she instilled in him a deep connection to Sikhi that led him to re-embrace his Sikh roots. Moreover, her influence extended to her grandchildren, particularly her three daughters, pioneers in the suffragette movement, advocating for women's rights in Britain and India.

Secondly, Rani Jind Kaur's story has become ingrained in Sikh culture and passed down through generations via oral tradition and popular narratives. Her unwavering commitment to resisting British colonialism serves as a beacon of inspiration for Sikhs, both past and present, fighting against injustice. She is revered as a symbol of noble resistance, tirelessly striving for the freedom of the Khalsa Kingdom.

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Santbir Singh

Research Associate

Santbir Singh is a Research Associate with SikhRI. He is currently doing his Ph.D. in Sociology at York University. His graduate research focuses on Sikh activism and the inherent relationship between Sikhi and anarchism explored through historical and contemporary Sikh movements, such as the Kisān Morcha (Farmer’s Protests) of 2020-2021. 

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