Tuesday, 20 December 2011

Turban of the Sikhs presentation

As part of the Dastar Day programme on 25th September 2011 in conjunction with the Sikh channel.

I helped with the Panjab Cultural Association presentation: The Turban of the Sikhs.

Sunday, 11 December 2011

Dr Leyden's Panjabi Translations website

The Panjab Cultural Association (PCA) UK have released the website on the translations of Dr John Leyden. Dr Leyden who was a linguist and translator had gone to India in 1805 and started working on translating several Indian works amongst them was the works related to the Panjab. These texts are now in the British Library in the UK.

Saturday, 3 December 2011

The Lost British accounts of the Sikhs: Lecture report

A report on the lecture by Gurinder Singh Mann on the first English translations of Sikh texts. Prepared by Panjab Cultural Association and www.sikhnugget.com.
30th November 2011
The British made many inroads with their expansion into the Indian subcontinent. There were many travelers, writers and army personnel who left records of their time depicting the mannerisms, religion and customs of the Sikhs. Whilst one of the earliest accounts of the Sikhs is that of an account dated 1718. It was in reference to the relationship between the earliest translations of the Sikhs and the British which saw the release of a project showcasing the work of Dr John Casper Leyden, translator, poet and linguist extraordinaire.