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    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.

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  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


    Gurinder Singh Mann

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  4. 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.

  5. 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.
  6. 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.

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  7. 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.

  8. 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.

    Please share with friends and family.


    Gurinder Singh Mann

    Author and Historian:

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    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)


    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


    The Kavi Durbar of Guru Gobind Singh essay

    Visit www.sikhscholar.co.uk for more information

  10. 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_


    Gurinder Singh Mann

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  11. 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.


    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_

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  12. 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.

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