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On 12/29/2021 at 4:43 PM, Not2Cool2Argue said:

We Sikhs ourselves were pretty against it as no Sikhs joined in. 

That's not historically true. There are a few mentions of people from 'Loodhiana' Sikh regiments trying to persuade pro-anglo Sikh soldiers to desert the goray during the mutiny.

But your point in relation to MisterSingh's earlier one is valid.

@MisterrSingh 

How are you sl@gging off Dickens when hordes of our own lot were helping do the very thing you are castigating him for?? Makes no sense? 

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Also, i think we as Sikhs have been taught the lesson of balance and truth multiple times. Even if someone is bad, their body of work shouldn't be discounted. Look at aurangzeb, guruji noticed his piety, skills in battle etc in zafarnama. 

That could also be down to writing in an established style that was the norm for communicating between courts? Strategic too.   

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3 hours ago, dallysingh101 said:

@MisterrSingh 

How are you sl@gging off Dickens when hordes of our own lot were helping him do the very thing you are castigating him for?? Makes no sense?

Dickens = A cultural icon still remembered today, i.e. looked up to by people such as yourself. Mutineering apne = faceless folk who nobody remembers or cares for to a certain degree.  The weight of what Dickens did / said matters even to this day compared to a bunch of pendus (non-pejoratively speaking).

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3 hours ago, dallysingh101 said:

That's not historically true. There are a few mentions of people from 'Loodhiana' Sikh regiments trying to persuade pro-anglo Sikh soldiers to desert the goray during the mutiny.

But your point in relation to MisterSingh's earlier one is valid.

Bhai Subeg Singh had to get a tankhia just for associating with Mughals; I highly doubt that Sikhs would approve of someone fighting to bring the Mughals back into power in 1857.

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16 hours ago, MisterrSingh said:

Dickens = A cultural icon still remembered today, i.e. looked up to by people such as yourself. Mutineering apne = faceless folk who nobody remembers or cares for to a certain degree.  The weight of what Dickens did / said matters even to this day compared to a bunch of pendus (non-pejoratively speaking).

You know that quote of his you posted, if you took that on face value, literally, without having knowledge of his humour and style of writing (and use of hyperbole), one could easily misinterpret. 

That being said, the very actions of those pendus compared to some heated words of Dickens had infinitely more impact on the history of India and Panjab, and also the current state.  

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2 hours ago, ipledgeblue said:

I don't read Suraj Prakash, but I do listen to katha. So does it have to be reading, or can it be listening as well? I am also doing a really slow sehaj paat of Guru Granth Sahib on my mobile, sometimes I take long gaps before I commence.

The more the better. 

But I think the thread is to discuss non-Sikhi media.

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