Sunday, 31 March 2013

Dasam Granth Questions and Answers presented to Sikh Scholars

On my recent trip to the Panjab (March 2013) i met up with several scholars at Panjabi University, Patiala. This included Dr Harpal Singh Pannu, Dr Jodh Singh, Dr Paramvir Singh, Dr Nazer Singh and Dr Harbhajan Singh. As there was also a Panjab History Conference taking place i was introduced to scholars from other Indian Universities. I presented a copy of my book Sri Dasam Granth Questions and Answers to the scholars as well receiving their contributions from their respective fields.

Monday, 4 March 2013

Baba Sahib Singh Kaladhari: The real Akali

Photographed at Akali Nihang Singh Gurdwara, adjacent to Takht Damdama Sahib in 2006. 

The Buddha Dal was in charge of numerous Gurdwaras across India and Pakistan before partition. After the Anglo-Sikh Wars the British tried to control and change our maryada. The Sikhs never paid heed to the words and wisdom of Akali Phula Singh who was fighting the British at the start of the nineteenth century. The contributions of Akali Baba Hanuman Singh have seldom been recognised in Sikh history.