Saturday, 4 October 2014

First look: Akali Phula Singh and his Turban

Panjab Cultural Association presents:

Akali Phula Singh and his Turban


Gurinder Singh Mann and Kamalroop Singh 

Saturday, 9 August 2014

Sikh Studies Conference provides insights on new research


Sikh Studies Conference at Imperial College, London 

 August 2nd, 2014

The first Annual Sikh Studies Conference, Imperial College, London brought together scholars, artists and documentary makers to showcase their work related to the Sikh faith. It was organised by Dr Kamalroop Singh and Ragi Harminder Singh Ragi.

Saturday, 19 July 2014

Sikh Studies Conference 2014: Dasam Granth: A historical perspective of the Khalsa from Eighteenth Century texts.


Dasam Granth: A historical perspective of the Khalsa from Eighteenth Century texts.

‘the Dasam Granth shared with the Adi Granth the status of the Guru Granth. There can be no doubt that for the early Khalsa it was a revealed scripture.’

W.H. Mcleod, Sikhs of the Khalsa: A history of the Khalsa Rahit, India: OUP, 2005. p. 54.

The main focus of research on the scripture Dasam Granth (Dasven Patshah Ka Granth) has centred on the authenticity of the text. This focus has blurred the importance the scripture holds not only for Sikhs but also the historical context of the compositions. The Granth can be discussed by considering manuscripts and by the praxis in Khalsa rituals. Mcleod (2005), states that the early Khalsa viewed the Dasam Granth as a revealed scripture. As a result this paper considers eighteenth century sources; and the historical aspects of the Guru Gobind Singh’s life in relation to his compositions.

Sunday, 13 July 2014

Sikh scholar discusses the history of the Akali Nihangs


New Walk Museum and Art Gallery, Leicester on 13th July 2014 hosted a lecture on the Akali Nihangs. This was part of the exhibition: SikhFortress Turban running until 17th August 2014.

Thursday, 19 June 2014

Sikh Research Conference Abstract: The Importance of Sikh Relics and Manuscripts in the UK.



The Importance of Sikh Relics and Manuscripts in the UK. 

INTERNATIONAL SIKH RESEARCH CONFERENCE 28 JUNE 2014, 

UNIVERSITY OF WARWICK 

Gurinder Singh Mann, Independent Researcher in Panjab and Sikh Studies.

Saturday, 10 May 2014

Sikh Research Conference 2014: Book your place



You can now book your place at the International Sikh Research Conference 2014. Taking place on Saturday 28th June 2014 at the University of Warwick, UK.

Sunday, 12 January 2014

Sikh Research Conference 2014


Sikh Scholar Gurinder Singh Mann is Co-founder of the SRC

The annual international Sikh Research Conference (SRC) has been established because there has been a serious neglect of Sikh Studies in the UK. Whilst there are many Sikh scholars studying and researching Sikh Studies, the subject is not highly recognised  or represented at a national level in the UK.

The aim of the conference is to showcase the work of  Sikh scholars and historians and to share their research on a wider platform.