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  1. Wahe Guru Ji Ka Khalsa Wahe Guru Ji Ki Fateh Sikh Research Conference (SRC) 2014. The conference aims to explore research and academic inquiry into various aspects of Sikh studies. The conference will provide an environment where academics, researchers and scholars can come together to pursue critical debate, discussion and inquiry into the many aspects of Sikh research in an open, constructive and collegiate manner. The conference will bring together presentations from leading researchers in the field of Sikh Studies and associated scholars in other fields. Scholars, researchers and academics are encouraged to submit an abstract of between 500 and 750 words which highlight research on any of the following themes: Sikh Musicology History Philosophy Scripture and manuscripts- New research on Sikhs Scriptures and any challenging assessments of Canon formation Diaspora and Identity 2014 will mark 100 years since the outbreak of the First World War and papers related to the Sikh contribution would be welcomed. 2014 will also commemorates 30 years since the attack on the Golden Temple. Papers highlighting the relationship between Colonial Punjab and the Sikhs. Register your interest in delivering a paper or as an attendee. Visit our website www.sikhconference.co.uk Visit the facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/SikhResearchUK
  2. Discussion on Sri Dasam Granth Sahib on GetPunjabi tv channel. Questions asked by Gurcharanjit Singh Lamba. With Sikh Scholars: Dr Harbhajan Singh, Gurinder Singh Mann, Dr Jodh Singh, Gyani Sher Singh. Numerous topics covered including the language, dating,the significance of shastars, and many other interesting facts on the Granth of Guru Gobind Singh. 2 August 2013, New York City.
  3. Wahe Guru Ji Ka Khalsa Wahe Guru Ji Ki Fateh I would like to personally thank Sikh Sangat and especially the Sikh Sangat Radio team in the broadcast of the programme. Satnam Singh worked hard in making the event a bigger success by making the programme available online. Please see my video of the event The full report on the seminars can be seen here: http://www.sikhnugget.com/2013/08/khalsa-di-virsa-seminars-2013-glory-of.html Gurfateh Gurinder Singh Mann
  4. Wahe Guru Ji Ka Khalsa Wahe Guru Ji Ki fateh It will be great for the UK sangat to see Gyani Sher Singh. See my recent visit and discussion with Gyani ji http://www.sikhscholar.co.uk/2013/04/gurinder-singh-mann-meets-gyani-sher.html Gurinder Singh Mann
  5. I have seen one or two manuscripts in private collections which mention the Vidyasagar. The other manuscripts are most likely spread across libraries in the Punjab.
  6. Something additional to add to this is that the Vidyiasagar(Ocean of Knowledge) was the works of the Gurus and the Kavis that was lost in the River Sirsa and not Sri Dasam Granth Sahib as some people claim, There are fragments of Vidyiasagar still available today. Somebody needs to collect these works and bring this out into the public domain.
  7. Wahe Guru ji Ka Khalsa Wahe Guru Ji Ki fateh 1. There is no manuscripts i am aware of that detail the political inclinations of the Khalsa. To get a complete picture on needs to go through Sri Dasam Granth Sahib, Sri Sarabloh Granth, followed by the Rehatnamas. There are numerous texts from Guru Sahibs time which go into Sikh history. 2. The manuscripts i have detailed are verified and are listed in the essay where they are kept. 3. The Kavis spoke on different themes the main research in this area was undertaken by Piara Singh Padam in his Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji de Darbari Ratan.There is other non published work in this area as well. I don't think there is a complete list but Padam list's most of them. Unfortunately nobody has looked at this great treasure of the Durbar. Until there is a team of people translating these works they remain in the background. The website www.bhainandlal.com covers some of the works. Most of the Kavis praised Guru Gobind Singh ji and this gives us details on the mutual respect by the Guru and by the Kavis.
  8. The Kavi Durbar of Guru Gobind Singh A insight into rare manuscripts scribed in the Court of Guru Gobind Singh See the link here: http://www.sikhscholar.co.uk/2013/04/the-kavi-durbar-of-guru-gobind-singh.html
  9. The Anandpuri bir of Guru Gobind Singh was kept at Amritsar: Akal Takht Sahib and then moved to Bombay as to what GPS says. There is only a handful of people who have ever seen it. A photograph appears in Sri Dasam Granth Sahib Q and A: I have seen a copy of the whole birh in a private collection.The original cannot be located but it was last seen was in Chandigarh The findings and analysis of this manuscript will be in The Granth Of Guru Gobind Singh: Essay, lectures and Translations.
  10. The Anandpuri bir in the pictures in not the Anandpuri Bir of Dasam Granth Sahib. That is a different birh.
  11. Wahe Guru Ji Ka Khalsa Wahe Guru Ji Ki Fateh The Sri Dasam Granth Sahib saroop at Aurangabad is not a new discovery. I came across it some years ago and Dr Kamalroop Singh also has written about the manuscript in his PHD. We discuss the manuscript in our forthcoming book: The Granth of Guru Gobind SIngh: Essays, lectures and Translations. Panjab Digital Library has digitized many important Sri Dasam Granth Saroops over the last few years none of these are available on their website I had to go to Chandigarh to look at the pictures in their offices Gurinder
  12. Akal Thanks Singh ji 15 years in the game and i am hungry to find gems day in and out regarding Sikh history and heritage. My worry is that why is nobody like me,,,or even better than me ,,,where did we lose the idea we cannot read? We all need to wake up everyday and say have i done anything worthwhile, When there is silence.... certain movements take over and then we can only blame overselves.
  13. Akal Are these the ones: Why do you need the videos for someone who is no longer a Sikh. Gurinder Singh Mann Sikh Author and Historian www.gsmann.com
  14. Wahe Guru Ji ka Khalsa Wahe Guru Ji Ki Fateh To celebrate the Avatar Purb of Sahib Sri Guru Gobind Singh ji (Birth Anniversary). A special post related to a unknown scribe of the Tenth Guru: Bhai Shia(n) Singh. http://www.sikhscholar.co.uk/2013/01/the-queens-of-khalsa-bhai-shia-singh.html Please share with friends and family. Gurfateh Gurinder Singh Mann Author and Historian: www.gsmann.com
  15. Gurfateh My programme of events related to the Bani and Durbar of Guru Gobind Singh ji, and the British takeover of the Sikhs. OCTOBER 2012 The Granth of Guru Gobind Singh( Sri Dasam Granth Sahib) SIKH CHANNEL INTERVIEW NOVEMBER 2012 The British and the Sikhs: The impact and legacy of Colonial Dominance of the Panjab. University of Wolverhampton 03/11//2012 The British and the Sikhs SIKH CHANNEL INTERVIEW The Kavi Durbar of Guru Gobind Singh essay Visit www.sikhscholar.co.uk for more information
  16. Wahe Guru Ji Ka Khalsa Wahe Guru Ji ki Fateh Leading up to the forthcoming programme on Sri Dasam Granth Sahib on the Sikh Channel here is a article showing that the same sources of Sikh history that are employed to justify Guru Granth Sahib are the ones that show the importance of Sri Dasam Granth Sahib. This article was written for the Sikh Magazine Sant Sipahai and published in March 2010. Historical sources on Guru Granth Sahib and Sri Dasam Granth Please leave feedback on my website. Keep updated on twitter: gsmann_ Gurfateh Gurinder Singh Mann
  17. Wahe Guru Ji Ka Khalsa Wahe Guru Ji ki Fateh Please see my short article: Sikhs and the British: The Charter Act and the beginnings of the missionary movement. http://www.sikhscholar.co.uk/2012/09/sikhs-and-british-charter-act-and.html Feel free to pass to friends and post on Facebook and twitter. Please leave any feedback and comments on the post link. Follow me on twitter: gsmann_
  18. EVeybody who uses the name Ramghria is a descendant of Jassa Singh as he was the first to use it. Remember the Misl name: Ramgharia was used because Jassa Singh created the Ramgharh fort, as this was in Amritsar he named it after Guru Ram Das. The name Ramgharia was used/given in apprecation of Jassa Singh building the fort only.
  19. Wahe Guru Ji Ka Khalsa Wahe Guru Ji ki Fateh I have changed the site www.gsmann.com to www.sikhscholar.co.uk , the site www.gsmann.com shows my work and sites i am involved in. Moderator can you change the title to www.sikhscholar.co.uk In the coming weeks i will be posting some rare pictures of Sikh Granths and other historical information.
  20. Thanks Guptunknown Sri Dasam Granth Q and A was just the beginning. The Second book is awaiting completion and will hopefully be out a the end of the year or 2013. That will cover the history of the Sri Dasam Granth Sahib, including translations, history, British accounts, relics of Guru Gobind Singh ji and much, much more. My forthcoming book on the British and the Sikhs may cover some themes you mentioned. If you want me to write some specific posts on my blog them PM me.
  21. British and the Sikhs: Interview with veteran Sikh historian Gurinder Singh Mann The video of my interview on the Sikh Channel regarding various themes of Sikh history. From the Granth of Guru Gobind Singh to how the British colonised the Punjab. Visit: www.gsmann.com
  22. That might be true but the descendant of Ramgharia Dynasty always had the name Ramgharia as a surname. That is why the name Ramgharia exist today. I am not a Ramgharia but only report what exists in Sikh history.
  23. For one of the manuscripts lost in Operation Bluestar see my post on Guru Gobind Singh's likhari Bhai Hardas. Click here
  24. A new post on the history of the Ramgharia family. Ramgharia Dynasty: Bhai Hardas and Jassa Singh Ramgharia. From the Tenth Guru to the reign of Maharaja Ranjit Singh. Click here
  25. Wahe Guru ji ka Khalsa Wahe Guru ji ki Fateh I have put up various sources of Sikh history on my site: www.gsmann.com It also includes many of my articles that i have written over the many years: including information from my MA in Sri Dasam Granth Sahib from 2001 and many articles that appeared in journals. Recently i have put up the following: 1) British and the Sikhs: the Akali Nihangs in 3 parts(more to come) 2) Rare document on the Treaty between the Lahore government and the British( Koh-i-noor and Duleep Singh) 3) A article on the history of Takht Patna Sahib from 2008. Forthcoming various rare material on Sikh and Punjab history including never seen before Sikh manuscripts and how the British broke down the Sikh Religion with missionaries. I will not be able to answer every question on the documents that i have posted due to time constraints but hopefully this information can help in understanding our religion better. Gurfateh Gurinder Singh Mann
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