Sunday, 29 April 2012

British and the Sikhs: The Akali Nihangs part 1

I will be posting up many accounts of the Sikhs and the British that I have collected in my research. The following is one showing the admiration of the Akali Nihangs by the British. I am working on a forthcoming project showing the importance of the Akali Nihangs in Sikh history. I started researching the Akali Nihangs as part of MA Thesis on the Sri Dasam Granth Sahib. See thesis

A Volunteer's Scramble Through Scinde, the Punjab, Hindostan, and the Himalayah Mountains, Hugo James, Published by W. Thacker and co., 1854

The Living Guru Granth Sahib exhibtion 2008

In 2008, the New Walk Museum, Leicester held an exhibition to commemorate the 300 years of Gurta Gadi celebrations.The Museum was the only one in the country which had a dedicated a Sikh exhibition to commemorate this auspicious occasion.

The museum showcased various exhibits from Sikh manuscripts to documentaries and there were also several lectures undertaken as part of the event. I undertook the lecture, Manuscripts, History and the Guru Granth Sahib. Click here

Sunday, 1 April 2012

Restoring an Old manuscript of Guru Granth Sahib

Restoration project of an old Guru Granth Manuscript.
Sikh Lobby Group Quarterly meeting

Guru Panth Parkash Gurdwara
19 Ashford Road  Leicester LE2 6AA


I undertook a brief talk regarding an old manuscript of Guru Granth Sahib which is in need of restoration.
I explained how and why we need to preserve our Heritage and why this manuscript needed restoring. I touched upon how manuscripts were brought over to the UK after the annexation of the Panjab.