Global Sikh Studies

 

About The Authors

Amar Singh Dhaliwal

Dr Amar Singh Dhaliwal

Dr. Amar Singh Dhaliwal, former Dean Guru Nanak Dev University Amritsar. He is the author of several books.

Avtar Singh

Dr Avtar Singh

Late Dr Avtar Singh was the Head, Department of Philosophy and Dean, Academic Affairs, Punjabi University, Patiala. Author of Sikh Ethics and many other papers.  
Bachittar Singh - Advocate

Bachittar Singh

Retd. Advocate, Punjab and Haryana High Court Chandigarh and High Court Calcutta Former Editor, Daily Navi Prabhat, Calcutta-Chandigarh. Author of many Articles on Sikhism

 
Baldev Singh

Singh, Baldev

Baldev Singh, PhD in medicinal chemistry, is a retired pharmaceutical research scientist. Dr. Singh has about sixty publications and 100 U.S. patents. Born in Takhtupura, District Faridkot, Punjab he has published article on Sikhism in Sikh Bulletin, Sikh Virsa, Spokesman, Abstracts of Sikh Studies and Understanding Sikhism Research Journal.


Email : baldev6@aol.com

Baljit Singh Bagga

Dr Baljit Singh Bagga

Dr Baljit Singh Bagga, Secretary Sikh Council of Education, UK. A profilic writer on Sikh religion  
Balkar Singh

Dr. Balkar Singh

Academic Qualification
i) M.A.(Punjabi)
ii) M.A.(Persian) Ist Class Gold Medalist-1975
iii) M.A.Two years post-graduate course in theology at Shaheed Sikh missionary
College,Amritsar(1964-66)after M.A.
iv) Ph.D.in the field of Sikh Mysticism(1983)
Research Experience and Publications
i) Engaged in Departmental Reaearch since 1970 in Sikh Philosophy & Theology
in the Department of Siri Guru Granth Sahib Studies,Punjabi University,
Patiala.
ii) Taught Punjabi and Theology at Khalsa College, Patiala for five years (1966-
70)


PUBLISHED WORK

a) Published about fifty research articles in the related topics of my field in prestigious
journals.
b) Gurmat Vivechan(Punjabi)
c) Guru Teg Bhadur Hind di Chadar(Punjabi)
d) Bhagat Namdev: Jiwan Te Rachna.
e) Sikh Mysticism: An analytical Study in its experience and expression(Punjabi)
f) Akal Takhat Jot ate Jugat
Edited Bi annual departmental journal Nanak Parkash Patrika (Punjabi from 1984-
2000)

 


PRESENT POSITION

Director, Institute of Punjabi & Sikh Studies
Punjabi University Patiala Campus in Espanola, New Mexico,U.S.A.

Balwant Singh Dhillon

Dr. Balwant Singh Dhillon

(b.-Feb, 1950) Head of the Department of Guru Nanak Studies, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar. He did his graduation in History from Rajasthan University, Jaipur, and in Religious Studies from Panjabi University, Patiala. He was awarded Doctroral degree by Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar for his thesis on The Sikh Gurus and the Mughal State. He has got about 25 years teaching and research experience. So far he has published three books. Among his earlier works Sri Guru Amar Das Abhinandan looks into the personality of Guru Amar Das as reflected in the unpublished and published works in Panjabi; his Parmukh Sikh te Sikh Panth presents an exhaustive account of the expansion of Sikh Panth during the early 17 century. His latest book Early Sikh Scriptural Tradition: Myth and Reality responds to the issues that have cropped up from the textual studies of the Sikh scripture. He has also edited Rattan Singh Bhangoo's Panth Parkash which is being published by Singh Bros., Amritsar. Over 50 research papers published in leading research journals are also to his credit. Presently he is the Editor of two research journals- Journal of Sikh Studies, and Perspective on Guru Granth Sahib both published by Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar. His participation in seminars/conferences at National and International level has been very constant and fruitful. He specializes in the study and analysis of documents in Rajasthani and Gurmukhi. His contribution to the field of Sikh Studies, especially the study of Sikh scripture, the Sikh institutions and their role in the formation of Sikh identity and several other debatable issues in Sikh history and religion is commendable. Presently he is working on two research projects-Rajasthani Sources of the Sikh History and 18th century European Writings on the Sikhs. He can be approached at the following address: Dr. Balwant Singh Dhillon Head, Deptt.of Guru Nanak Studies, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar 143005, India OR C-25, Guru Nanak Dev University Campus, Amritsar 143005, India Phone: (00) 91-183-2257624

Email balwantdhillon@yahoo.com

B.S. Dhillon

Dr B S Dhillon

Professor and Chairman of Mechanical Engineering, University of Ottawa. He has published sixteen books and 240 articles. He is the author of “History and Study of the Jats”

Darshan Singh

Dr. Darshan Singh

Dr Darshan Singh, former Professor and Chairman, department of Guru Nanak Studies, Punjab University Chandigarh; author of several books and articles on Sikhism.

Gurbaksh Singh Gill

Dr Gurbakhsh Singh Gill

He was born in village Gill (Ludhiana, Punjab) on September I5, 1927. During his undergraduate years he studied at Khalsa College, Amritsar. In 1963, he was awarded a Ph.D. degree by the Ohio State University (USA). He served as a Professor and Dean at the Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, till 1984. He was inspired by SantTeja Singh of Mastuana (M.A., LL.B., A.M., Harvard University, a great educationist and spiritualist) to preach Sikhism to the youth in North America. In 1984, Dr Gurbakhsh Singh gave up his job at the University and devoted himself to the teaching of Sikh religion. Gurmat Camps for youth are his major activity. He has used this medium in the West so effectively that it has now become almost a movement. With his understanding of the basic philosophy of Sikhism, and his deft handling of the youth, he has turned the tide of rapidly growing apostasy to a deep commitment to Sikh philosophy. There are not many living scholars or preachers who touch such a responsive chord among youth as Dr Gurbakhsh Singh.

Gurdarshan Singh Dhillon

Name : Gurdarshan Singh Dhillon

Date of Birth : March 5, 1943

Academic Qualifications : M.A. (History) First Class First (1966).
Ph.D. (1974).
Thesis: Impact of Singh Sabha Movement on the History of Punjab.

Awards : Has been the receipient of the Macauliffe Memorial Gold Medal and the Akali Phula Singh Award.

Position in the University : Retired Professor of History, Panjab University, Chandigarh. Has been holding important academic positions like:
(a) Member Punjab University Senate
(b) Member Academic Council
(c) Member Board of Studies in History
(d) Chairman, department of Evening Studies, Chandigarh.

Books Published : 1. Researches in Sikh Religion and History (1989)

2. Insights into Sikh Religion and History (1991)

3. India Commits Suicide (Reprints: 1992, 2004)

4. Perspectives on Sikh Religion and History (1996)

5. Truth about Punjab, SGPC White Paper (1996).

Research Papers:

“Origin and Development of Singh Sabha Movement – Constitutional Aspects”. Punjab, Past and Present, Vol. VII-I, April, 1973.

“Evolution of the Demand for a Sikh Homeland”, Indian Journal of Political Science, Delhi, Vol. XXV, October.–December., 1974.

“Sikh Politics in the Punjab (1910-20)”. Journal of Sikh Studies, Vol. III, No. 1, February 1976. Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar.

“Sikh Politics in the Later Half of the 19th Century”. Journal of Sikh Studies, Vol. VI, No. 2, August, 1979. Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar.

“Sikh Politics in the Punjab (1900-1910)”. Journal of Sikh Studies, Vol. VII, No. 1, 2, February-August, 1980. Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar.

“Sikh Revivalism and Amritsar”. The City of Amritsar, Punjabi University, Patiala, 1979.

“The Role of the Singh Sabha in the Freedom Struggle of Punjab”. The Role of Punjab in the Freedom Struggle of India, Punjabi University, Patiala, 1983.

Six enteries on famous historic personalities, published in the Encyclopaedia of Sikhism, Punjabi University, Patiala, 1986.

“Roots of the Current Punjab Crisis (1966-82)”, in the Journal of Sikh Studies, Vol. XIV, No. 1, February, 1987. Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar.

“The Role of the Akali Dal During the Emergency”, in the Journal of Sikh Studies, Vol. XV, No. 1, August, 1987. Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar.

“Durbar Sahib: The Focal Point of Sikh Faith”, in the Punjab Past and Present, Special Number on the Durbar Sahib, Punjabi University, Patiala.

“Akal Takhat: Its Doctrinal Significance” in the special issue of the Journal of Sikh Studies, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar, 1991.

“Singh Sabha Movement: A revival”, in the Advanced Sikh Studies, Published by the Institute of Sikh Studies, Patiala, 1989.

“Religion and Politics: The Sikh Perspective”, in Nanak Parkash Patrika, Vol. XVIII, Part II, Punjabi University, Patiala, 1989.

“Concept of Social Responsibility”. In the Journal of Sikh Studies, Vol. XVI, No. 1&2, February & August, 1989, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar.

“Sikh Identity: A Continuing Feature”, published in the Punjab Past and Present, Punjabi University, Patiala, 1990.

“Raj Karega Khalsa” in the Sikh Review, Calcutta, Vol. 39:5, May, 1991, No. 449.

“The Sikh Rule and Ranjit Singh”, in the Studies in Sikhism and Comparative Religion, Vol. X, Jan-June 1991, No. 1, Guru Nanak Foundation, New Delhi.

“Perspective on Sikh Identify – 1”. Indian Express, New Delhi, May 21, 1991.

“Perspectives on Sikh Identity – II”, Indian Express, New Delhi, May 22, 1991.

“The Sikhs and The British” in the Recent Researches in Sikhism, by J.S. Mann and Kharak Singh (Eds.) Punjabi University, Patiala, 1992.

“Punjab Crisis: Creation of the Congress”. Indian Express, New Delhi, May 25, 1992.

“Akal Takhat and Operation Blue Star: Variant Perceptions”. The Sikh Review. Calcutta

“Sant Bhindrawale: Why the Masses Followed Him?”. The Sikh Review, Calcutta, June 1993.

“Blasphemy Prohibited not Research” in the Planned Attack on Aad Sri Guru Granth Sahib: Academic or Blasphemy, by Bachittar Singh (Ed.), Chandigarh, 1994.

“Militancy and State violence in Punjab”, Abstracts of Sikh Studies, Chandigarh, July-Sep., 1994.

“The Punjab Problem: Historical Perspective” in The Sikh Review, Vol. 42:3, No. 483, March, 1994.

“Blue Star: A Premeditated Design”, The Sikh Review, Calcutta, August, 1994.

“Akal Takhat and the Twin Doctrine”, The Tribune, Chandigarh, August 6, 1994.

“Justice in Punjab: Government Dragging its Feet”, The Statesman, Calcutta.

“The Loot of Punjab Waters”, Spokesman, November 1994.

“Bill Clinton and the Sikhs”, The Sikh Review, Calcutta, Vol. 42:6, NO. 486, June 1994.

“Turban and the Sikhs”, in the Abstracts of Sikh Studies, Chandigarh, July 1994.

“Religion – politics Nexus: A Sikh Perspective”, in Punjab Past, Present and Future by Gopal Singh (Ed.), Delhi, 1994.

“Punjab Problem: The Historical Perspective” in Punjab Past, Present and Future by Gopal Singh (Ed.), Delhi, 1994.

“The Sikhs and their Psyche”, Spokesman, Chandigarh, January 1995.

“Militancy and State Violence in Punjab”, in The Abstracts of Sikh Studies, Chandigarh, July-Sep., 1997.

“Jagjit Singh: Homage to a Scholar”, in The Abstracts of Sikh Studies, Chandigarh, April-June, 1997.

Presided over the Modern Section of the 13th Session of the Punjab History Conference, held on March 10-12, 1998, at Punjabi University, Patiala. This Address has also been published in The Abstracts of Sikh Studies, Chandigarh, July-Sep., 1998.

“Khalsa: Fulfillment of Guru Nanak’s Mission” in the Abstracts of Sikh Studies, Chandigarh, April-June, 1998.

“Sikh Minority of India”, in The Abstract of Sikh Studies, Vol. 1, Issue 2, June 1998.

“Daljeet Singh and his Contribution to Sikh Studies”, an entry contributed to the Encyclopedia of Sikhism, published by the Punjabi University, Patiala.

“Khalsa and the Sikh Identity”, in the Journal of Sikh Studies, Vol. XXIII, No. 1, 1999, Department of Guru Nanak Studies, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar.

“Sikh Gurus: Harbingers of Social Equality” under publication by the Department of Social Welfare, Government of Punjab, Chandigarh.

“Khalsa and its Relevance in the 21st Century” in The Tribune, April 14, 2001.

“RSS Agenda and the Sikhs”, in The Hindustan Times, New Delhi, January 8, 2001.

“Nature of Ranjit Singh’s Polity”, in The Tribune, April 8, 2001.

“Gurudwaras in Sikhism”, in Abstracts of Sikh Studies, Chandigarh, April-June 2000.

“Institutional Failure in Punjab with Respect to Sikhism”, Keynote Address delivered at the Annual Seminar of Institute of Sikh Studies, Chandigarh, October 2002.

“SYL: A Retrospective Look in a Book Punjab Waters”, published by Institute of Sikh Studies, Chandigarh 2002.

“Dynamic Leadership: Need of the Hour in Punjab”, The Sikh Review, Calcutta, January 2003.

“Bhagwan Singh Danewalia: Salute to a Humanist Super Cop”, The Sikh Review, Calcutta, October 2003.

“Sri Akal Takhat, Sarbat Khalsa and Gurmatta: Doctrinal Position in Sikh Tradition”, The Sikh Review, February 2004.

Book Reviews:

M.S. Venkteramani’s “Bengal Famine of 1943, The American Response”, published in the Indian Journal of Political Science, Delhi, Vol., XXXVV, Jan-Mar, 1973, No. 1.

B.S. Upadhyaya’s “Feeders of Indian Culture”, published in the Indian Journal of Political Science, Delhi, Vol. XXV, July-Sept., 1974, No. 3.

Kailash Chander Gulati’s “Akalis: Past and Present” published in the Indian Quarterly, Vol. XXXIII, No. 1, Jan-Mar., 1977.

W.H. McLeod’s “Who is a Sikh?”. The Problem of Sikh Identity in The Punjab Past and Present, Punjabi University, Patiala, 1980.

W.H. McLeod’s “The Sikh – The History, Religion and Society”, in The Punjab Past and Present, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar, 1990.

K.S. Brar’s Operation Blue Star: The True Story”, in the Abstracts of Sikh Studies, Chandigarh, July 1993.

Kirpal Singh’s “Select Documents of Punjab 1947 – India and Pakistan”, in the Abstracts of Sikh Studies, Chandigarh, July 1993.

Harjot Oberoi’s “The Construction of Religious Boundaries: Culture, Identity and Diversity in the Sikh Tradition”, in the Abstracts of Sikh Studies, July 1994, Chandigarh.

Rama-Krishna Mission’s “Saints of India” in the Abstracts of Sikh Studies, Chandigarh, June, 1997.

McGuire et al. (Eds.) “Politics of Violence: From Ayodhya to Behrampada” in Abstracts of Sikh Studies, Chandigarh, June, 1997.

Indu Banga and Jaidev (Eds.), “India’s Quest for a New Cultural Mosaic” in Abstracts of Sikh Studies, Chandigarh, July-Sep., 1997.

P.N. Chopra’s “Nation Flamed: Lessons from Indian History”, in The Tribune, July 12, 1998.

G.S. Bhargava’s “Bhim Sen Sachar: An Intimate Biography”, in The Tribune, January 11, 1998.

Martin Doornborns and Sadipta Kaviraj (Eds.), “Dynamics of State Formation, India and Europe Compared”, in The Tribune, February 18, 1999.

Jasbir Singh Ahluwalia’s “The Doctrine and Dynamics of Sikhism”, in The Tribune, October 17, 1999.

Gurcharan Singh Babbar’s “Government Organized Carnage”, in The Tribune, January 16, 2000.

Verghese Koithara’s “Society, State and Security: The Indian Experience”, in The Tribune, February 20, 2000.

Chandra Mohan Upadhyaya’s “Human Rights in Pre-trial Detention”, in The Tribune, March 12, 2000.

Raj Pal Singh’s “Banda Bahadur and His Times”, in The Tribune, October 15, 2000.

Kamal Matinuddin “The Taliban Phenomenon”, in The Tribune, January 14, 2001.

Notes:

Apart from this, a large number of my academic articles have been published in The Tribune, Chandigarh, Indian Express, New Delhi, The Statesman, Calcutta, The Illustrated Weekly of India, Bombay, The Ajit, Jallundar and The Punjabi Tribune. I am on the editorial Board of the Sikh Review, Calcutta and the Abstracts of Sikh Studies, Chandigarh.

Dr. Gurdarshan Singh Dhillon,
Professor of History (Retired),
Panjab University,
Chandigarh-160014.

Gurmel Singh Sidhu

Dr.Gurmel Singh Sidhu

Professor Department of Biology, California State University, Fresno, CA. 93740

Education Ph.D. Genetics University of British Columbia. Editorship and Review Board Activities Phytopathology (Associate Editor) Canadian Journal of Botany Canadian Journal of Microbiology American Journal of Genetics Membership in Professional Societies Genetics Society of Canada Genetics Society of America American Phytopathology Society American Association for the Advancement of Science Sigma XI Committees Served National: The Genetics Committee American Phytopathological Society Plant Germplasm Committee Internationa l: International Plant Pathology Congress International Congress of Genetics Participation in Symposia by Invitation FAO and International Atomic Energy Agency, Viena, Austria International Congress of Genetics, Moscow, Russia International Congress of Plant Protection Washington, USA NATO Advanced Study Institute, Athens, Greece NATO Advanced Study Institute, Rome, Italy International Congress of Plant Pathology, Melbourne, Australia International Plant Protection Congress, Jerusalem. Israel

Publications Over 100 papers in Science (Published in Refried Journals) Books in Punjabi Punjabi Poetry (Dubidha, Baechaen Siddee, Apaerian Vatan, Siffar Saffar, Sukhian, Kuhraam), Collected works of Poetry, Shabdan Da Shagan,Paschveen Punjabi Poetry, Khulli Kavita (Literary Criticism) Books in Science (Punjabi) AIDS Jeevan Atay Cloning Articles In Religious and Social Studies (Publishing Pending) Mool Mantar Dee Viakhiia, Analysis of a Ph. D. Thesis in Theology, Khalsa Shabad dee Viakhia, Punjabi Boli Daa Nikaas de Vikaas, Dunnian Dae Dharmaan Da Tulnatmic Adhian, Guru Granth Sahib Which Vigianik Suchaan Dee Pasheengoee, etc

Gurnam Kaur

Dr.Gurnam Kaur

Professor& Head Dept. Guru Granth Sahib Studies. Punjabi Uni. Patiala

Address : 22 Urban Estate Phase-1, Patiala – 147002 Tel : 282072 1. Academic Qualifications : (i) M.A. Philosophy 1969 (ii) Ph.D. 1986 in the field of Sikh Philosophy, (Reason and Revelation in Sikhism) 2. Academic Position : (i) Lecturer - Oct. 1969 to Aug 1986 (ii) Reader - Sept. 1986 to March 1999 (iii) Professor – March 1999 (iv) Head of the Department from April 1995 to April 1998 by rotation from 1st May till date. 3. Research/Teaching Experience : (i) Engaged in Departmental Research since 1969 in SIkh Philosophy and Philosophy of Religion in the Department of Sri Guru Granth Sahib Studies, Punjabi University, Patiala. (ii) Teaching M.A. I & II, Religious Studies and Diploma in Divinity run by the Department through Correspondence Courses, Punjabi University, Patiala. (iii) Coordinator of M.A. I & II, Religions Studies (CC) from 1994 to 1999. 4. Published Works : (i) Published about 50 research articles on the related topics of my field in prestigious journals. (ii) Books : 1. Reason and Revelation in Sikhism. (English) 2. Bani Ate Dharm Darshan. 3. Guru Granth Sanket Kosh (co-author) 4. Sikh Dharam Chintan Vich Sewa da Sankalp (Editor) 5. Udasi Prampra da Akadmik Pripekh (Editor) 6. Sikh Value system and Social Change (Editor) 7. Sikh Perspective of Human Values (Editor) 8. Philosophical Perspective of Sikhism (Editor) by late Dr. Avtar Singh 9. Guru Khalsa Panth (Editor) 10. Sri Guru Granth Sahib (English Translation by Prof. G.S. Talib (Vol. III and IV) helped in publication. 11. Khalsa : A Thematic Perspective (Editor) 12. Editiing Bi-annual departmental journal "Nanak Parkash Patrika" (Punjabi) since 1998. 5. Two students got Ph.D degree under my guidance and one is registered for Ph.D. 6. Guided atleast 20 students for Dissertation for the 8th paper. 7. Have been delivering radio and television talks in India and abroad. 8. Reviewed 20 books with field. 9. Participated in the Regional, National, Anandpur Sahib Foundation, and International Seminar and workshops related with the field and have arranged many Seminars.

Gurnek Singh

GURNEK SINGH

NAME: Gurnek Singh
DATE OF BIRTH: June 14, 1949
QUALIFICATIONS: M.A. (English, Religious Studies)
M.Phil. (Religious Studies), Ph.D.
SPECIALIZATION: Sikh Studies. Presently working on adaptation of Sikh Encyclopedia in Punjabi.
ADDRESS: Gurnek Singh,
Reader, Head,
Professor Harbans Singh Encyclopaedia of Sikhism,
Punjabi University,
Patiala, INDIA.
TELEPHONE: Work: 175-282-4616 Ext 6201-6211. Home: 175-238-0279
DESIGNATION: Reader.
TEACHING AND
RESEARCH EXP: More than 23 years.
PUBLISHED WORK: Got published a book named Guru Granth Sahib : Interpretations Meaning
and Nature. Presented papers in the seminar organized by Guru Nanak Dev
University, Punjabi University, Patiala and Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak
Committee, Amritsar on different topics. Organized seminars in the Punjabi
University, Patiala on different aspects or Sikhism. Got published several
research papers in different Journals such as Journal of Religious Studies
being published by the Guru Gobind Singh, Department of Religious Studies
and Journal of Sikh Studies being published by Department of Guru Nanak
Studies Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar. Provided research guidance to
more than 20 students at MA. level. Five students are registered with me for
Ph.D. Degrees

Gurtej Singh

Professor Gurtej Singh is a well known researcher on several aspects of Sikhism. He is a national professor of Sikhism. He is the author of many books and several articles on Sikhism.

Hakam Singh

Dr. Hakam Singh Ph.D

Address: 706 Winston Avenue, Bradbury, CA 91010
Founding chairman, Sikh Welfare Foundation of North America and Director of the Sikh
Center of Southern California.
Dr. Singh is a scientist (Polymer Chemist) by profession who started his career in the
USA as a visiting associate professor in the Department of Chemistry, USC. He then
moved on to the Aerospace Industry where he retired as a senior vice president of the
company in 1993. Since then he has worked as a consultant to the same industry. He has
over sixty worldwide patents and research articles to his credit. He retired from his
professional activities in 2001. Since then he has been devoting all his time towards
religious causes.
He has a deep study of Sikh Religion and philosophy and has been performing the duties
of a preacher in several Sikh temples of the Southern California area (Sikhs do not have
ordained clergy). He has written three, and edited six books on various aspects of
Sikhism and published many articles in highly regarded Sikh journals.
He has given classes on Sikh philosophy and Punjabi language at Mt. San Antonio
College, Calstate University Fullertin and UCLA and given lectures on various aspects of
Sikhism in interfaith groups, local universities, churches and interfaith fairs including the
third Parliament of World Religions, held in 1999 in Cape Town, South Africa. He
organized two “Sikh Renaissance” conferences for the benefit of Sikh youth.
He is an active member of the working committee of Inter-religious Alliance of San
Gabriel Valley.
He is recepient of the following awards:
1. Outstanding Service and Distinguished Leadership Award by Sri Guru Singh
Sabha, Alhambra, 1982.
2. IIGS International Award, for Dedicated Service to the Sikh Community through
Gurbani Kirtan and Katha, 1991.
3. Punjab Cultural Society Inc. Award, for Outstanding Community Service, 1996.
4. Sikh Youth Symposium Award, 2001.

2. IIGS International Award, for Dedicated Service to the Sikh Community through
Gurbani Kirtan and Katha, 1991.
3. Punjab Cultural Society Inc. Award, for Outstanding Community Service, 1996.
4. Sikh Youth Symposium Award, 2001.

Harbans Singh Sraon
Harbans Singh Sraon

Harbans Singh Sraon
 
Ph.D.  and Post-Doctrate at SDSU, Brookings, South Dakota
L.I.Biol. Institute of Biology, London, England
B.Sc. and M.Sc. PAU Punjab ,India
 
Founding President and CEO Acal Biotech Corporation, Silicon Valley, CA
Adjunct Professor University of California, Irvine. Taught Sikh philosophy and history
Director of Research, ADC Corporation
Director of Research and Development, RBA Corporation
Research Scientist, Ministry Food and Fisheries, United Kingdom
Lecturer, SDSU
Asstt. Professor , AKal College, Punjab University
 
Contributions in scientific world:
First human to create polyploidy(doubling chromosomes) in Pennisetum spp. by using genetic enginering technology. Trisomic lines are still being used all over the world.
 
Played part in 'green revolution' in India which tripled wheat yield by genetic research.
 
Developed oat variety with high protein and effective in cholestrol reduction.
 
Developed ultrapurified collagen which is used in cosmetic surgery and dentistry
.
Published scientific papers in reputed international journals.
 
Published book titled 'Joy of Health and Fitness'
 
 
Contributions to the community;
President Kiwanis International
Commissioner, City of Yuba City, CA
Director, GRD Khalsa School, First CA state licensed institution
Worked on Sikh Cause and Human rights for two decades
Organized Sikh educational conferences alongwith Dr. Jasbir Singh Mann and published/
co-edited book titled, 'Advanced Studies in Sikhism'
Married to Surinder Kaur for 40 years and two children, son Dilber Singh , practicing dentist, daughter Maninder Kaur, MBA and nuclear medicine tech.
Currently serving on the board of directors of several civic organizations

Harjinder Singh Dalgeer

Dr Harjinder Singh Dilgeer

Dr., Harjinder Singh Dilgeer, son of Mata Jagtar Kaur and Giani Gurbakhsh Singh, grandson of Sirdar Jaimal Singh, great-grandson of Sirdar Sunder Singh, great-great grandson of Bhai Rattan Singh, great-great-great grandson of Bhai Baisa Singh and great-great-great-great grandson of Bhai Preetam Singh, was born on October 22, 1947, at Jullundur. He passed his M.A. (English, Punjabi and Philosophy); M.Phil, LL.B., Adi Granth Acharya and Ph.D. degrees from Punjab University Chandigarh and Guru Nanak University Amritsar. Topic of his Ph.D. thesis was: Life, Time and Work of Master Tara Singh. movement.

D r Dilgeer began his career as a language teacher in private academies as well as in a couple of high schools. In 1971, he passed his M.A. in English and started teaching English language at different colleges in the Punjab. He worked as a Lecturer in English in colleges at Narur Panchhatt, Nakodar and Banga. He taught post-graduate classes at the Panjab University, Chandigarh from 1979 to 1982. In July 1983, he visited England and here, in October 1983, he joined as the Editor of the Punjab Times, London. In October 1984, he moved to Norway, where he was granted political asylum. During this period he engaged himself in research in Sikh history and wrote several books and research papers. In 1989 and 1990 he was invited to address several gatherings in Canada. In October 1990, when he visited Canada for the third time, he was requested by the Sikhs of Toronto to stay there for academic work. In October 1990, he established Guru Nanak Inastitute of Sikh Studies in Toronto. He left in Canada in March 1991. He spent the next two years in Norway. In March 1993, he was invited to address gatherings at New York USA. In 1993, he moved to Denmark and stayed there for four years. He was the International Director of Guru Nanak Institutes of Sikh Studies from 1983 to 1997. On January 12, 1998 he returned to his homeland (after an exile of fourteen and half years). During his tour he was offered Directorship of Sikh History Research Board. He resigned his job in March 1999 and returned to England to join as the editor of the Punjab Times. He spent the whole year (2000) in his homeland and completed his precious research work Guru De Sher. He came back to England in January 2001 where he is still living. At present he is the Editor of the Sikh Times, an English-Punjabi weekly published from Birmingham, England. Dr Dilgeer has been associated with journalism too. He launched a monthly Punjabi journal in the name of Ham Rahi in 1966 which could not last long. In 1977 he began a weekly Punjabi magazine Akali Reporter from Jullundur but had to close it down as he had joined as Senior Research fellow of the University Grants Commission, at the Panjab University Chandigarh, in 1979. In 1983, he joined Punjab Times London as its Editor. In 1991 he began publishing a research journal The Sikhs: Past & Present from Oslo, Norway. He continued editing it for two years. (Now it is published from Canada). Besides books and journalism, he has also contributed numerous articles to various reputed English and Punjabi journals of the world.

Dr. Dilgeer has written and edited more than 50 books. Most of these books have already been published. He began his "pen journey" with poetry and fiction. His first book was Bewafaiaan (1966), a book of romantic poems. It was followed by another poetry book Eskimo Smile (1972), a novelette Kamu Ronda Rahega (1973) and a book of stories Kamal Te Zohra (later published under the title of Yaaran Kahanian Te Ikk Novelette in 1977.In 1973, he edited a book 1960 Ton Baad Di Navin Punjabi Kavita

His books on Sikh studies include: Emergency Ke Atyachar (1977, Hindi), Shiromani Akali Dal: Ikk Itihas (1978, Punjabi), The Akal Takht (1980, English), Constitution of Khalistan (1983, English), Kesari Kitab (1984, Punjabi), Akal Takht Sahib (1986, Punjabi), Khalistan Di Twarikh (1988, Punjabi), Sikh Hijackers (1989, Punjabi), Who Are The Sikhs? (1991, English), India Kills the Sikhs (1992, reprinted in 1994, English), The Sikhs' Struggle for Sovereignty (1992, English), Khalistan Da Sacho Sach (1992, Punjabi), Kharhkoo Lekh (1992, Punjabi), Jujharu Kalaam (1992, Punjabi poetry), Sikh Jujharvaad (1992, Punjabi), Sikh Culture (1992, and an enlarged edition in 1994 and 1996, Punjabi), Hvem Er Sikherne? (translation of Who Are the Sikhs? in Danish language, 1994), Wie Zijn De Sikhs? (translation of Who Are the Sikhs? in Dutch language, 1994), Akal Takht Sahib (1995, English) [thoroughly revised and enlarged and almost double than the 1980 editi on], The Sikh Reference book (1996-97, English) [an encyclopedia], Sikh Masley (1998 Punjabi), Akali Lehar Da Kalaam (1998 Punjabi), Who Are the Sikhs? (enlarged edition of the earlier small work of the same name, Punjabi edition in 1999, English edition in 2000, French edition in 2001; Deutch {German}, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Japanese, Hindi, Urdu translations are in process. Hindi and Urdu editions will be published by the end of 2002), Akali Lehar Da Kalam (Punjabi, 1998), Anandpur Sahib (Punjabi 1998, Hindi 2000), 1955 Da Punjabi Suba Morcha (1999 Punjabi), Anandpur Sahib {Light & Sound}which is played everyday at Anandgarh fort Anandpur Sahib (Punjabi and English, 2000), Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee Kiven Bani (2000, Punjabi), Jaito Morchey De Akhin Ditthe Haal (edited, 2000, Punjabi), Akal Takht Sahib: Falsfa Te Twarikh (2000, Punjabi; it is a revised and enlarged edition of the first edition published in 1986 from Oslo, Norway), (Shiromani Akali Dal, 1920-2000 (2000, Punjabi; it is an enlarged edition of the first edition of 1978), Guru De Sher (2001 Punjabi), Sikh Philosophy Ki Hai Te Hor Lekh (2001, Punjabi; it is an enlarged edition of Sikh Culture). Keeratpur Sahib Da Itihas (2002, Punjabi), The Sikh Culture (2002, English).

His edited works include: Sikh Te Sikhi (original by Harinder Singh Roop), Jangaan (original by Principal Satbir Singh), Babar Akali Lehar Te Is De Aagoo (original by Gurbachan Singh), Punjabi Suba Morcha 1955 (original by Karam Singh Zakhmi), Master Tara Singh De Lekh, 2 volumes etc.

He has written some small tracts as well. These include: Gurdwara Aalamgir da Itihas, Master Tara Singh (Life & Work), Anandpur Sahib Ate Keeratpur Sahib De Gurdwarey (350,000 copies of this work were published in Punjabi, Hindi and English, in 1999 in connection with the tercentenary of Khalsa).

Unpublished works of Dr Dilgeer include: Guru Ghar De Lasani Sewadar (Punjabi), Sikh Nuktay (Punjabi), Sikh Twarikh (Punjabi), Japuji Sahib: Its Hemeneutics (English), Guru Nanak Sahib Ate Unhan De Gurdwarey (Punjabi and Hindi), Sikh Jathebandian (Punjabi), Dunian Nikki Jehi, a travelogue (Punjabi), Dilgeerian (poetry, Punjabi and Urdu), Sikh Kaun Hain? (Hindi), Sikh Kaun Han ? (Punjabi in Urdu script) etc. He is, nowadays, engaged in preparing another magnum opus Dilgeer Kosh, an encyclopedia (in Punjabi).

Dr Dilgeer has toured several countries of the world, including England, Canada, U.S.A., Germany, Holland, Belgium, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Thailand, Singapore, Hong Kong, Turkey, Pakistan etc. and addressed several conferences and congregations.

Harnam Singh Shan
Dr Harnam Singh Shan

Dr Harnam Singh Shan, D. Lit, former Professor and Chairman, department of Guru Nanak Studies, Punjab University Chandigarh; author of several books and articles on Sikhism.

Harpal Singh Pannu

DR. HARPAL SINGH PANNU

Professor of Sikh Studies
Punjabi University, Patiala,
# B-1 Campus, Punjabi University, Patiala
Phone No. 175-228-2832(R) 175-228-2461-65
Ex.-6204(O)
Ø Date of Birth : 20th June, 1953, Village Ghagga, Distt. Patiala
Ø Did graduation with Honors from Mahindra College, Patiala,
Topped the University in 1972.
Ø Masters in Punjabi Literature, 1974 and Masters in Religious
Studies, 1977, again topped the University.
Ø M.Phil Religious Studies, 1980
Ø Ph.D. Sikh Studies, 1988 from Punjabi University, Patiala
Ø Started Career from Khalsa College, Patiala as Assistant Professor-
1980
Ø Joined Punjabi University as Asst. Professor-1983
Ø Associate Professor-1989
Ø Full Professor-1998
Ø Now teaching M.A., M.Phil classes and supervising Ph.D. Research
Scholoars. Two among the scholars got their doctors degree and six
are engaged in their projects
Ø Published three books in Punjabi Language :
1. Sikh Theory of Nature – Punjabi University, Patiala
2. Ancient Indian Religions – Punjabi University, Patiala
3. Sikh Theory of Time & Eternity – National Book Shop, Delhi

Himadri Bannerji

Dr. Himadri Bannerji holds chair of Guru Nanak Professor of Indian History@ Dept. of History, Yadavpur Universty Kolkata.His published Work includes “ Agrarian Society of Punjab; 1849-1901(1982)”, “the other Sikhs: A View from Eastern India(2003)”, “The Khalsa & the Punjab(2002). He is also author of several articles on Sikhism.

Inderjit Singh

Sardar Inderjit Singh

Sardar Inderjit Singh is the Editor of The Sikh Messenger, London and has written several articles on Sikhism.

I.J. Singh

Dr I.J.Singh

I.J. Singh is Professor and Coordinator, Anatomical Sciences, New York University. He
is the author of three collections of essays, is a frequent columnist on Sikhe.com and
serves on the Editorial Advisory Board of The Sikh Review (Calcutta).

E-mail: ijs1@nyu.edu

James Lewis

Dr James R Lewis

Dr James R Lewis is the former Professor of Philosophy and Religion, Appalachian State University, North Carolina. Author of papers on Sikh Studies

Jasbir Singh Mann

Mann, Jasbir Singh


Dr. Jasbir Singh Mann is a California-based orthopaedic surgeon and a very well known
writer on Sikhism related issues. His articles have appeared in many journals like
Nishaan, The Sikh Review and Abstracts of Sikh Studies and also in various books. He
was awarded an honorary doctorate by Punjabi University for his contribution to Sikh
Studies By Punjabi Universty Patiala, India(2002)


Participation & Conferences Organized ; Brought various international Sikh
Scholars to Debate on Issues of sikh Studies
1988 · Conference of Sikh Studies, California State University, Long Beach
1990 · International Conferences on Sikh Studies,London, Toronto University, University
of British Columbia, Berkeley University, Washington, New York, and Chicago
1993 · Dr. Gobind Singh Mansukhani Memorial Seminar for his contribution to Sikh
Studies at Sikh Center of Orange County; Santa Ana, CA
1994 · International Conferences on Sikh studies,York University, Toronto; UBC,
Vancouver B.C; Oakland University, Michigan; UC Berkeley; Washington; New Jersey;
Santa Ana, CA
1995 · Miri Piri conferences,Mt. San Antonio College, Walnut, CA; San Jose, CA;
Fresno, CA; Stockton, CA; Espanola, NM
1996 · 289th Gurgadee Diwas Seminar at Tiera Buena Gurdwara, Yuba City, CA. (Held
during the annual gathering of Sikhs where 30,000-40,000 are in attendance from all over
the world.)
2000 · International Conferences on Sikh Studies,Mt. San Antonio College, Walnut, CA;
San Jose State University, CA; University of Toronto, Mississauga; Oakland University,
Michigan; Vancouver, BC; New York, NY
2004 · International Conferences on Sikh Studies in Celebration of Four Hundred Years
of Compilation of Guru Granth Sahib . Mt. SAC College, Walnut, CA; UC Santa Barbra,
CA; San Jose St Univ, San Jose, CA; British Columbia Institute of Technology, Burnaby,
BC; Edmonton; York University, Toronto; Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY; George
Mason Univ, Fairfax, VA


Honors & Awards
1993 · International Dasmesh Award International Institute of Gurmat Studies; La Habra,
CA
1994 · Khalsa Diwan Society; Vancouver BC
· Honored by Ontario Gurdwara Committee, Ontario Canada
1995 · Sikh Gurdwara; San Jose, CA
1996 · Honored by SGPC(Amritsar,India) at a special seminar held at Bhai Gurdas Hall
for contributions of promoting Sikh religion and history by holding several international
seminars
1996 · Honored at the annual Gurgadee Diwas at Yuba City.CA
1997 · Sikh Gurdwara; Lankershim, Los Angeles
1995 & 1998 · Sikh Welfare Foundation; Duarte, CA
2000· Honored by Gurdwara Sahib Dashmesh Darbar; Surrey, Canada
· Honored by Fremont Gurdwara; Fremont, CA
· Honored on behalf of government of Canada by Gurbax Singh Malhi, M.P.; Ontario,
Canada
2001· D.Lit [Honoris Causa] Punjabi University, Patiala.India
2004· Recognition by City Council of Diamond Bar, CA (Bob Zirbes, Mayor) for
promotion of cultural awareness at the International Sikh Conferences of the 400th
Anniversary of Sikh Scripture
· California State Assembly Certificate of Appreciation in honor of organizing 400th
Anniversary of Sikh Scriptures in Los Angeles and promotion of Punjabi Literature
· State of California; Cruz. M. Bustamente, Lt. Gov. Commendation for Contribution to
the 400th Anniversary of compilation of Sikh Scriptures


Authored many articles on Sikhism, and edited the following four books on Sikhism
1989 · Advanced Studies in Sikhism Published by Sikh Community of North America
1992 · Recent Researches in Sikhism Published by Punjabi University
1992 · Fundamental Issues in Sikh Studies Published by Institute of Sikh Studies
1995 · Invasion of Religious Boundaries Published by Canadian Sikh Studies & Teaching
Society
2004 · In Progress: Compilation of the Papers in book form which were presented in 2004
International Sikh Conferences held in various North American Universities


Education ·
M.B., B.S. Punjab University, M.S. P.G.I. Chandigarh·
Residency Orthopedic Surgery. Columbia University, NY·
Diplomat American Board of Orthopedic Surgery ·
Fellow American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons ·
Fellow International College of Surgeons ·
Fellow American College of International Physicians·
D.Lit [Honoris Causa] Punjabi University, Patiala.India ·
Practicing Orthopedic Surgeon in Southern California since 1980


Email : Jasbirmann@Aol.com

Jodh Singh

Dr Jodh Singh

Designation Professor of Sikhism and Editor-in-Chief, Encyclopaedia of Sikhism,
Punjabi University, Patiala, INDIA.
Date of Birth 15th May, 1942
Academic qualification - M.A.Philosophy, Hindi & English
Ph.D.on 'Guru Nanak's Thought in the light of Sidh Gosti' from
Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi.
- Sahitya Ratna, Hindi Sahitya Sammelan, Allahabad.
- Post-graduate Advance Diploma in Indian Philosophy &
Religion, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi.
Position held in Academic
and Professional bodies - Member, Indian Council of Philosophical Research,
New Delhi.(Ministry of Human Resources Development,
Government of India).
- Dean, Faculty of Humanities & Religious Studies, Punjabi
University, Patiala.
- Dean, College Development Council, Punjabi University,
Patiala.
- Head, Department of Religious Studies, Punjabi University,
Patiala.
- Member, Faculty of Humanities & Religious Studies, Guru
Nanak Dev University, Amritsar.
- Member, Research Evaluation Committee for Re-employed
Teachers, Punjabi University, Patiala.
- Member Syndicate, Punjabi University, Patiala.
- Member Academic Council, Punjabi University, Patiala.
Teaching and Research - Banaras Hindu University:Graduate & Post
Experience Graduate Classes: January 1977 to March 1983
- Punjabi University:Post-Graduate: From 1983 to 8.11.2001
taught Sikh Religion and Philosophy.
- Guided and supervised half a dozen scholars for Ph.D. degree.
Guided and supervised number of scholars for M.Phil degree.
Publications - 1. The Religious Philosophy of Guru Nanak(English)
2. A few Sikh Doctrines Reconsidered(English)
3.MultifaithSociety:Contemporary Issues& Concerns
(Ed.)
4. Varan Bhai Gurdas:Translation and transliteration into (English)- Two
Volumes.
5. Sikhism and Human Civilization (Ed.)
6. Dasam Granth : Text and Translation into English-Two Volumes.
7. Sikh Dharma Darshan Ki Roop Rekha(In Hindi)
8. Hindi Translation of Dasam Granth:4 Volumes, 3200 pp.
9. Hindi Translation of Varan Bhai Gurdas.
His work is known as key to Guru Granth Sahib.
10. Socio-Ethical Philosophy of Guru Angad Dev.
11. Hindi Translation alongwith the translation in Devnagari(4 Vol) of
Guru Granth Sahib with an introduction to Sikh Religion (82 pages) and
major hymns of the holy Granth.
Academic Visits abroad Attended various Naitonal and International Seminars and
presented papers focussing the Sikh Religion and
Philosophy.
(A)(i)one such seminar was organised by Guru Gobind
Singh Foundation, Maryland (USA), The papers were
presented at Los Angles, San Jose, and Fresano in May,
1995.
ii) Participated in the World Punjabi Conference held at the
University of Wisconsin Milwaukee U.SA. In July, 1997.
iii) Read a paper on 'Guru Nanak: His Vision and
Accomplishments' in Seminar on 'The Founders and
Shapers of the World's Religions' organised by Inter-
Religious Federation for World peace on November 25-29,
1997 at Washington D.C. U.S.A.
B) Represented Indian Council of Philosophical
Research(HRD), Ministry of India) and went to Paris under
Indo-French Exchange programme for one month
(November, 200) to work on a short project: "Dialogical
Human Reality : Indo-French Perspective."
C) Nominated as National Lecturer By Indian Council of
Philosophical Research (HRD Ministry of India) to deliver
lectures in various Indian Universities on Philosophy in
general and Sikh Philosophy in particular.
Phone 91-175-2282461-65.Ext.6201,6211
Mobile-98144-14691 (R)91-175-2353102.
Present Residence 12 Basant Vihar, Behind Hemkunt Petrol Pump,
Sirhind Road, Patiala-(Pb-147002.) India.

Kamaljit Kaur

Dr Kanwaljit Kaur

Dr Kanwaljit Kaur : well known scholar of Sikhism in UK, with specialization on the position of women in society

 
Kashmira Singh

Kashmir Singh

DOB August 17, 1947
Address:
Official Professor of Law, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar
Residential B-1, University Campus, Amritsar, Phone: 0183-2258816
Permanent Vill. Vanchari, P.O. Varpal, Teh.& Distt. Amritsar
Educational Qualification B.A.(1967), LL.B. (1970) P. U. Chandigarh
LL.M. (1972) University of Delhi
Diploma in U.N. Studies & Int.Understanding (1976)
Ph.D. (1985) Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar
Area of Interest Constitutiona l Law, Family Law & Law relating to Sikhs
Work Experience Lecturer in Law, Meerut University, Meerut(1972-73)
Lecturer in Law, Kurukshetra University (1973-74)
Asstt. Prof.of Law, HP University, Shimla (1974)
Lecturer/Reader in Law, G.N.D.U. Amritsar (1974-93)
Professor of Law,G.N.D.U. Amritsar (1993 onwards)
Supervised 5 Ph.D’s and 30 LL.M’s
Offices/membership held Head Deptt. of Law, GNDU Amritsar (1993-96, 1998-99)
Dean, Faculty of Law, GNDU Amritsar (1998-2000)
Member, Governing Council, ILI New Delhi (1997-2000)
Member, Permanent Lok Adalt (2001 onwards)
Member, Boards of Studies/Faculties of Law of
Universities of Panjab, Panjabi, Kurukshetra, MDU,
Jammu and Kashmir
Member, Academic Council, Pbi. Uni. Patiala
Life member, Indian Law Institute, New Delhi
Membership & Chairmanship of various Committees/
Bodies in the University
Publications Books: 1 Law of Religious Institutions- Sikh Gurdwaras
2 Sikh Gurdwaras Legislation-All India Perspective
3 Commentary on Sikh Gurdwaras Act 1925 forthcoming
Articles: Sixty in Journals of National and International repute
Participation In about 30 regional, national and International Seminars & Conferences

Kharak Singh Mann

Dr. Kharak Singh Mann

Born 1922
Dr. Ms.c. Agriculture from Punjab and Agri. Econ (Ohio)
Ph.D. Agri. Econ. (Ohio) P.A.S. (1) (Retd.)
Taught for 14 years as Professor at Agriculture University, Ludhiana, Punjab.
Managing Director, State Farms Corporation of India for three years.
Adviser to Food and Agricultural Organisation with Ministry of Agriculture, United Nations at Rome.
Adviser Government of Ghanna for 14 years.
Secretary Institute of Sikh Studies since 1988.
Editor, Abstract of Sikh Studies.
Edited many books on Sikhism.
Former Member of Dharam Parchar Committee, Amritsar

Kuldeep Singh

KULDEEP SINGH

Chairman World Sikh Council America Region
President Sikh Youth Federation of USA, Headquarters: Toledo, Ohio
Secretary General Sikh Association of America, Washington, DC from 1986-88.
Editor Sikh World - a quarterly Sikh educational & religious journal
from 1971-85.
Member Bilingual Advisory Committee, Lansing, Michigan from 1974-84.
Vice President North America Akali Dal from 1982 - 1985
Camp Director Directed nearly Sikh Youth Camps in United States for the past
thirty years. Involved in Sikh Youth Camps in Canada and India since
1962.
President Sikh Students Federation, Delhi, India from 1960-64.
ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENTS
Ø (F.R.S.H.)Fellow of the Royal Society of Health, London, UK
Ø (C.L.S.) Clinical Laboratory Scientist by National Certifying Agency,
USA.
Ø Winner of Distinguished Service Award by the US District Courts
Monitoring Commission in 1984 for monitoring Bilingual Education
(Punjabi and English).
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Ø Research Scientist at the North Thames Gas Board, London, England, UK
from 1965 to 1967.
Ø Clinical Chemist at Toronto General Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
from 1967 to 1970.
Ø Clinical Chemist at St . Joseph Mercy Hospital, Detroit, Michigan, USA
from 1971 to 1974.
Ø Chief of Clinical Laboratories at Detroit Central Hospital, Michigan, USA
from 1974 to 1975.
Ø Technical Director & Manager: Alpha Laboratories, Detroit, Michigan from
1975-86.
Ø General Manager: Ohio Clinical Reference Laboratories Inc. Toledo, Ohio
since November 1986.
RELIGIOUS PUBLICATIONS
Ø ARTICLES
§ A number of articles on various aspects of Sikhism, reviews of books and
articles published in the following magazine, journals and Newspapers:
Ø REVIEW
§ 2. World Sikh News
§ 3. Sikh International
§ 4. Indo Canadian Times
§ 5. Charhdi Kala weekly
§ 6. The Sikh World
§ 7. Meeri tey Peeri monthly magazine
§ 8. Abstract of Sikh Studies (monthly) Journal
Ø BOOKS
§ Gurbani for Sikh Youth published in 1990, 1993,1994, 1999, 2000, 2003
§ Sri Guru Granth Sahib Gugaddi Divas Annually 1991 to 2004 ( A translation
of topic oriented Hymns from Sikh Scriptures)
§ Sikhism in Question and Answer form

Kulwinder Singh Bajwa

Dr. Kulwinder Singh Bajwa

Born on 16-7-1951, Dr. K.S. Bajwa did his graduation from B.U.C.
Batala with Hon's in History and secured M.A. in History from the
Department of History, G.N.D.U., Amritsar. He was awarded Ph.D. by the
Guru Nanak Dev University on Historical Analysis of Early Nineteenth
Century European Travel Literature on the Punjab. He has 15 years of
research/teaching experience. He worked in the Department of History
(G.N.D.U.) as a Research Associate and Lecturer. During this period, he
assisted in several projects, besides working on : The contribution of the
Punjabis Towards India’s Struggle for Freedom. Since, 1996, he is
heading the Sikh History Research Department Khalsa College, Amritsar.
His publications include more than three dozen articles, besides three
books : (i) Akali Dal Sacha Sauda Bar (ed.) S.G.P.C. Amritsar 2000 (reprit
2003); (ii) A Brief History of Khalsa College, Amritsar , SHRD, Khalsa
College, 2003; (iii) Mehma Parkash (Vartak) (ed.). Singh Brothers,
Amritsar 2004. He has been assisting in several research projects; for
instance he contributed towards preparation of a dossier for Harmandar
Sahib – World Heritage Site; He is a member of Nanakshahi Calendar
Nirnye Committee , and also contributed towards Khalsa Heritage
Museum, Anandpur Sahib. Currently, he is working on the project;
Khalsa College Amritsar : Contribution to the Nation with Special reference to Sikh
History and Culture.

Kirpal Singh

Dr Kirpal Singh

Residential Address #1288, Sector 15-B, Chandigarh
Educational Qualification BA (Hons.), MA (History), Ph.D.
Positions:
1. Professor and Head, Punjab Historical Studies Department, Punjabi University, Patiala (1982 to
1986)
2. Founder, Oral History Cell, Punjabi University, Patiala
3. Sectetary, History and Archeology Asiatic Society, Calcutta (1995 to 1997)
4. Member, Governing Council, Asiatic Society, Calcutta (1992 to 1997)
5. Senior Research Fellow, Indian Council of Historical Research, New Delhi (1989 to 1992)
6. Fellow, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar (1996 to 1998)
7. Organiser, History Seminar, World Sikh Sammelan by SGPC 1995
8. Member, Royal Asiatic Society, London
9. President of Institute of Sikh Studies, Chandigarh for the year 1999
10. Senior Research fellow, Punjabi University Patiala
11. Editor, Abstracts of Sikh Studies, Journal of the Institute of Sikh Studies, Chandigarh - 2001-2002
Participation
International Seminars at Calcutta, Delhi, Bombay, Chandigarh
Foreign Visits for research work
1. First visit to England : Deputed by the Punjab Government to conduct research in Sikh History in
1964 for six months.
2. Second visit to England : Deputed by Indian Council of Historical Research and British Council, for
research work in England for three months on return, a book was produced and published partly at the
cost of ICHR, New Delhi. The title of the book is "Selected Document on Partition of Punjab", 1991
Important Publications:
English:-
1. Select Document on Partition on Punjab
2. Partition of Punjab – 1947
3. Maharaja Ala Singh of Patiala and His Times
4. Punjab's Pioneer Freedom Fighters (With collaboration of Shri M L Ahluwalia)
5. Atlas of the Travels of Guru Nanak (Co-author Dr Fauja Singh)
6. The Historical Study of Maharaja Ranjit Singh's Times
7. The Adi Guru Granth as a Source of History
8. Perspective on Sikh Gurus
9. The Janamsakhi Tradition – Analytical Study
Punjabi
1. Shahidian (An account of Communal riots in the West Punjab, 1947)
2. Punjab Da Batwara – 1947
3. Punjab De Mudlay Sawtantarta Sangramiaye
4. Sardar Sham Singh Attariwala
5. Janamsakhi Prampara
6. Janamsakhi Guru Nanak by Meharban (Edited)
7. Das Guru Katha by Kankan (Edited)
8. Zafar Namah Ranjit Singh – Punjabi Translation (Edited)
9. Manohar Das Meharban, Jiwan te Rachnawan
10. Punjab Da Batwara te Sikh Neta
11. Sikh Itihas De Vashesh Pukh
12. Sikhan De Pakistan Vichon Niklan Di Gatha
13. Panthak Matte
14. Sikh Itihas De Khoj Niband
Persian :
1. Char Bagh-I-Punjab by Ganes Das Wadhera (Edited)

Late Bhagat Singh
Dr Bhagat Singh Late Dr. Bhagat Singh, former professor of History, Punjabi University Patiala. He was the author of several books and articles on Sikhism.
Late Daljeet Singh

Sardar Daljeet Singh(1911 - 1994)

Daljeet Singh was born to Mata Nihal Kaur on the 30th Nov. 1911 in village Kang in Amritsar Distt. His father's name was Sr. Gurbaksh Singh. Daljeet Singh did his B.Sc. (Hons.) in Botany in 1930. A. D. from Khalsa College, Amritsar, which was attached with the Punjab University, Lahore at that time. He did his L. L. B. from P. U., Lahore in 1935 A. D. He joined the Indian Administrative Services and served on various posts as Deputy Commissioner, Excise-Taxation Commissioner, Joint Secretary, Finance Secretary, U. T. and finally retired as Education Secretary of Punjab in 1969 A. D. At the age of 28, he had already started his study of various religious texts including the Vedas. While working in the administrative services, he was involved with the framing of the Charter of the Punjabi and the Guru Nanak Dev Universities.

He came into his own after his retirement whereafter he devoted his full time and energy to the study of Sikhism and World religions.His involvement in Sikh affairs as a critical and intellectual observer has led to many concrete courses of action. He is responsible for the establishment of The Council of Sikh Affairs, The Institute of Sikh Studies.

Within the parameters of these two organisations, S. Daljeet Singh has rendered much valuable work and tackled long pending issues of general Punjabi interest like the comparable treatise on the issue of the Punjab river waters - which is a landmark and a point of reference-and issues of particular Sikh interest like the authorship of the Dasam Granth and thus brought to the fore problems, which have been treated with scant respect. His notable books are - Sikhism - Comparative Study of its Theology and Mysticism -1979. - The Sikh Ideology -1985 - Essentials of Sikhism - Essays on the Kartarpuri Bir

At the time of his death, (October 8,1994), S. Daljeet Singh was writing a book - Sikhism and Civilization (a study of Sikhism and Comparative religions). This significant work places Sikhism on par with world religion - an un-paralleled job. It has unfortunately been left in an incomplete state.

His books possess a rich complexity. They are the result of deep research into the mystical aspect of human thought. His deep and critical study of the various religions and mystical streams of thought lend to his writings a vastness, thoroughness and a completeness not to be found elsewhere. He had the ability to trace rare complexities of world religions and the various mystical movements and translate them in relation to Sikhism. In short, Sardar Daljeet Singh will live for ever in the hearts of his people for his unique selfless services rendered by him to them.

Late Gobind Singh Mansukhani

Dr Gobind Singh Mansukhani

Late Dr Gobind Singh Mansukhani was an educationist, former Principal, Khalsa College Bombay & Jullundhur. He was a member of UGC. He wrote seventeen books on Sikhism.

Late Iqbal Singh Sara
Sardar Iqbal Singh Sara

Late Sr. Iqbal Singh Sara was a senior Barrister-at-Law in Vancouver, BC. He is the author of several articles on Sikh religion and history. He was also the President of the Akaal Federation Vancouver.

Late Jagjit Singh

Sardar Jagjit Singh(1904 - 1997)

Sardar Jagjit Singh was a well-known name among the prominent Sikh Scholars of the twentieth century. He was born to Sardami Ram Kaur on 12th of February 1904 at village Dhotian in district Amritsar. His father's name was Sardar Arjan Singh.

Jagjit Singh spent his early childhood in his native village Dhotian. He received his further education at Tam Taran and Khalsa College, Amritsar, where he did his B.Sc. in 1925 A.D. He completed his M.Sc in Chemistry in 1927 A.D. from Punjab University, Lahore. He also studied at the Banglore Institute of Chemistry.

After having received his higher education, he joined the profession of teaching. He was a Lecturer in Chemistry at Sikh National College Lahore around 1938-39 A.D. Being an active participant, S. Jagjit Singh contributed in the freedom struggle. He rendered a remarkable service to the victims of the partition paying frequent visits to the various villages helping people to escape to safety. After the partition, S. Jagjit Singh took research work in his hand. He had to give up teaching work to make a mark in the field of his research work. He wrote the most concise account of the Ghaddhar party. It was published in 1956 from Tam Taran.

Though History and Theology were not S. Jagjit Singh's disciplines, he took them up in reaction to W.H.McLeod's 'Evolution of the Sikh Community', in which he (Macleod) had reduced the Sikh Movement merely a Jat Movement. His co-companion in this front was S. Daljeet Singh. S. Jagjit Singh worked hard and produced a number of books, which are the remarkable writings of a scholar mind and brain. While in Ghaziabad he wrote 'The Sikh Revolution' which was published there in 1981 A.D. Its punjabi version was published titled "Sikh Inklaab" in 1982 A.D. He published 'Perspectives of Sikh Studies' in 1985.

After his move to Chandigarh, S Jagjit Singh wrote and Published three worthwhile books titled as:

Zaat Paat Te Sikh - 1986 (Pbi.)
In the Caravan of Revolutions - 1988
Inklaabi Lehran De Parsang Wich Sikh Lehar - 1992. (Pbi.)
S. Jagjit Singh possessed a remarkably tidy and clear intellect. His scientific background has its impact on his mentality and thus on his writings. Thoughtfulness, logic, charity and earnestness for facts, reality and truth are the salient features of his writings. Thus his writings have made their own sort of impact over the minds of his readers. They are likely to gain more and more popularity with the passage of time. He was honored by SGPC for his work on Sikhism on April 9, 1995.

It is also to note that S. Jagjit Singh's grand father remained greatly involved in the Sikh Wars. S. Jagjit Singh was honored for his deep and sincere services the Bhai Gurdas Award in 1993 A.D. In short, he may be called a real genius.

Late Trilochan Singh

Dr Trilochan Singh

Late Dr Trilochan Singh was a well known researcher on several aspects of Sikhism. He published twenty books and two hundred research papers to his credit. His last book was “Ernest Trumpp and W.H. McLeod As Scholars of Sikh History Religion and Culture”

Madanjit Kaur

Dr Madanjit Kaur

Dr Madanjit Kaur is the former professor at Guru Nanak Studies Department, GNDU Amritsar. She is the author of several books and articles on Sikhism.

Manohar Singh Marco

Sardar Manohar Singh Marco

Sr. Manohar Singh Marco, is the Director of Marco Research Foundation, New Delhi and New York. He is an authority on old manuscripts of Sikh religion.

Mrigendra Singh

Dr Mrigendra Singh

Dr Mrigendra Singh; Yale University USA. Distinguished scholar of Sikhism and Hinduism.

 
Muthu Mohan

Dr. N. Muthu Mohan

Year of Birth 1952,
P4/146, Staff Quarters , Madurai Kamaraj University,
Madurai 625 021, Tamil Nadu, India.
Phone: 091-452-2456024 E-mail: m_uthumohan@yahoo.co.in
Education
Ø M.Sc. in Chemistry, Peoples’ Friendship University, Moscow.
Ø Ph.D. in Philosophy Moscow State University, Moscow.
Profession
Ø Reader and Head, Guru Nanak Devji Chair, Madurai Kamaraj
University, Madurai 625 021, Tamil Nadu, India.
Courses conducted in the Department
Ø M.A. Philosophy and Religion
Ø M.Phil. Comparative Religion
Ø P.G.Diploma in Sikhism and Comparative Religion
Areas of Research
Ø Philosophy of Sikhism
Ø Sikhism and South Indian Traditions
Ø Translation of Guru Granth Sahib
Ø Indian Philosophy
Seminars Conducted
Ø Nine seminars including the Khalsa Tercentenary Seminar in 1999.
Publications (Books)
Ø Six books in Tamil on Sikhism Translated and Edited.
Ø Two books on Sikhism in English.
§ Essays on Sikh Philosophy, Institute of Sikh
Studies, Chandigarh, 1997.
§ Essential Postulates of Sikhism, Punjabi University,
Patiala, 2003.
Ø Five books in Tamil and English on Post-Modernism and Indian
Philosophy

Narindar Singh

Narindar Singh


21 Jay Avenue
Ottawa, ON, K2G 0C1
(613) 225-0145
SinghNarindar@canada.com


EDUCATION
Masters in Architecture 1968
University of Montreal, Montreal, QC
· Architecture
Bachelor in Architecture 1954
Delhi University, New Delhi, India
· Architecture
ACADEMIC – SIKH EXPERIENCE
(I) Research
· Authored the book Canadian Sikhs in 1994. A study funded by the Federal
Government.
· Canadian Sikhs; A Research Paper – presented to Members of Parliament; 1990.
· Preservation of Sikhism in North America – a paper presented at the Sikh Heritage
Conference (Toronto); 1981.
(II) Social-Work Positions Held
· President; Canadian Sikhs’ Studies Institute 1989-90.
· President; National Sikh Society of Canada 1987-90.
· Member – Board of Directors; Federation of Sikh Societies of Canada 1985.
(III) The Establishment of Chair of Sikh Studies at University of British Columbia.
· Travelled all over Canada to raise funds for the Chair and lectured; 1984-87.
· Made presentation regarding the Chair at Sikh Academic Conference, Los Angeles;
1988.
(IV) Komagata Maru Incident
· Organized and facilitated the Federal participation during the commemoration of
the 75th anniversary of Komagata Maru steamship episode in Vancouver 1989. In
1914, 376 passengers were not allowed to land in Vancouver of which most were
Sikhs.
(V) On behalf of the institute made Presentations to government bodies and other
organizations.
· To Solicitor General, Hon. Pierre Blais, in the R.C.M.P. Turban issue. 1990.
· To Members of Parliament: an address and a slide show at a Seminar hosted by the
Speaker of the House, Hon. John Fraser, 1990.
· Participated in briefing the editors of the Ottawa Citizen on Sikh issues, 1988.
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· Organized the prize distribution ceremony and address to Vancouver Sikh
Community at the Sports International Tournament by Hon. John Fraser, Speaker of
the House 1990.
(VI) Presented paper Centuries of Sikh Military Tradition at the conference held by European
Institute of Sikh Studies. London, UK, November 17, 1991.
(VII) Presented a paper, Sikh Architecture in the Sikh Art and Literature Conference hosted by
the Sikh Foundation, at the Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, November 28-29, 1992.
(VIII) Presented paper Komagata Maru (Episode) at the conference held by European Institute
of Sikh Studies, London, UK, November 1993.
(IX) Wrote book review of The Golden Temple: History, Art, and Architecture by P.S. Arshi
that was published in International Journal of Punjab Studies, 1994.
(X) Presented the paper Canadian Sikh Identity at the First International Conference on Punjab
Studies, Punjabi Identity? Continuity and Change, Coventry Business School, Coventry
University, UK, June 25-26, 1994.
(XI) Presented a paper Sikh Institutions and their contributions in Sardar Daljeet Singh
Memorial International Sikh Studies Conference hosted by the Institute of Sikh Studies,
Chandigarh, India, September 19-20, 1995.
(XII) Presented a paper Sikhs in Canada, The World Sikh Sammelan convened by the
Shiromani Gurdwara Pranbandhak Committee, Amritsar, Ind ia, September 21-25, 1995.
(XIII) Wrote book review on The Sikhs in History by Sangat Singh in the Sikh Courier, UK.
1995.
(XIV) Authored Religious Ethics and its Relevance to the Western Society, A Sikh Perspective
Published in the Sikh Review 1995.
(XVI) Presented a paper Concept of Akal Purakh (God) at the conference of Punjabi
University, Patiala, India, October 1996.
(XVII) Presented a paper Sikh Heritage at the International Seminar, Punjab University,
Chandigarh, India, December 27-28, 2001.
(XVII) Taught Sikh Religion to Sikh children ages 13 – 18 years at Youth Camps organized by
Sikh Gurdwaras for the past twelve years in Ottawa, Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver, New York,
and across Canada.

N. Q. King

N. Q. KING Born 1919 or 1922

1941-1946 Army service in Europe, India, Burma

1948 MA in History, Oxford University 1949 BA in Religious Studies, Oxford 1954 PhD in Early East Roman History 1955-1961 Professor and Head of Deptt, Religious Studies, Unversity of Gold Coast/Ghana 1962-1968 Professor and Head, Comparative Religion, Makerere, Kampala University of Uganda 1968-1990 Professor of History and Comparative Religion, University of California, Santa Cruz

1990-present Professor Emeritus of the same Visiting Professor and external examiner at various times at Oxford, Aberdeen, Legon (Ghana), Nairobi, Papua/New Guinea, Punjabi University, Patiala, Guru Nanak Dev University, Shri Amritsar

Piara Singh

Dr Piara Singh

Dr. Piara Singh holds a Ph.D, P.E. (Civil), C.E., US Navy MCAS, Director Pacific West College of Law, author of several papers on Sikh religion. He is the president of the famous Vermont Gurudwara, Hollywood.

Pritam Singh

Professor Pritam Singh

Beginning his teaching career as lecturer in Punjabi at Doaba College Jalandhar in 1941,he was invited by Principal Niranjan Singh of Sikh National College,Lahore to work as Head of the Deptts. of Persian and Punjabi . After the partition of India in 1947 he worked for one year in Delhi as part-time lecturer in Punjabi in Ramjas College,Hindu College and Indraprastha College . For about two years he worked as editor of Punjabi Publications in the Panjab University at Shimla. In 1950 he joined as Head of the Post-Graduate Deptt. of Punjabi in Govt . Mahendra College,Patiala from where he shifted to Govt . College,Ludhiana in the same capacity . He was promoted as Principal of Govt. Brijindra College,Faridkot and later of Govt . College,Ludhiana . In 1972 he was invited by Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar to work as Founder Professor and Head of Deptt . of Guru Nanak Studies in which capacity he worked there till 1980 .

He has worked as the President of Kendri Punjabi Lekhak Sabha ( Registered ) and President of Punjabi Sahitya Akademi,Ludhiana .

He has also worked as Member of the General Council of Bharatiya Sahitya Akademi,New Delhi besides being Member of the Syndicates of Punjab University,Chandigarh and Guru Nanak Dev
University,Amritsar .

He has been honoured by Panjabi Sahitya Akademi,Ludhiana with its Fellowship ; by the World Punjabi Writers Conference,New Delhi with an Award ; by the Ministry of Education and Culture,Govt. of India,New Delhi with Emeritus Fellowship ; by National Institute of Panjabi Studies,New Delhi with Bhai Vir Singh International Award ; by Guru Nanak Dev University with Emeritus Fellowship for Life ; by Punjabi Academy,Delhi with Award for Best children's literature in Punjabi ; by Bharatiya Sahitya Akademi,New Delhi with and Award for best translation in Punjabi and by the President of India with the Award of Certificate of Honour for excellent contribution to Persian literature .

He has to his credit such books as the following in Punjabi .
( 1 ) Khushal Khan Khattak 1974 ( 2 ) Punjab te Punjabi Utte pae Badesi Prabhav 1978 ( 3 ) Bhai Kahan Singh Nabha 1989 ( 4 ) Moortan 1997 ( 5 ) Panjab Panjabi te Panjabiat 1998 ( 6 ) Daswan Guru Nanak tehore Lekh 1998 ( 7) Ahiyapur Wali Phothi, Vol I ( 8 ) Jharokhey 2000 .

His translations include

( 1 ) Prem Chan Dian Prasidh Kahanian 1982 ( from Hindi ) ( 2 ) Rajinder Singh Bedi Dian Kahanian 1998 ( from Urdu ) ( 3 ) Tamilnadu Lok Sabhiachar te Sahit 2000 ( from English )

Above the Children's literature he has such books as the following to his credit .
( 1 ) Maharaja Ranjit Singh 1989 ( translated into all Indian languages ) ( 2 ) Vadde Raje De Mathe Vich Vatta 1989 ; 1995 ) ( 3 ) Lohe Da Sona 1989 ; 1996 ( 4 ) Ik Di Than Do 1990 ; 1996 ( 5 ) Vadde Raje De Sir Utte Pand 1990 ; 1996 and ( 6 ) Musalmanan Di Baang 1990 ; 1995 .

His books in English are :
( 1 ) Sikh Concept of the Divine 1984 ( 2 ) Bhai Gurdas 1991

He has also worked as Chief Editor of Journal of Sikh Studies,Guru Nanak Dev University,Amritsar and Alochana ( Punjabi Quarterly ) of Punjabi Sahitya Akademi,Ludhiana

Pritpal Singh Bindra

Pritpal Singh Bindra

Pritpal, a postgraduate of Punjab University, moved to England in 1960 after teaching in a few schools in Himachal Pradesh and Punjab. There he taught in Secondary Technical School, Willsdon, London, N.W.10 for two years, 1961-63, and, then, he went into his own business of Motor and Commercial Insurance. He had a long desire to take up early retirement and fulfill his ambition of reading and writing and sold his business in 1983.
He has been studying Sikh Scripture, Religion and Polity. While writing articles for many weeklies and monthlies in Canada and India (including The Sikh Review, Calcutta, Abstracts of Sikh Studies, Chandigarh etc.) he was mainly busy in compiling a conceptual reference book on Guru Granth Sahib. The book, Thus Sayeth Gurbani, has been published by Guru Gobind Singh Study Circle, Ludhiana. It contains more than 10,000 quotations spread over 500 pages. In 1998 he was awarded the prestigious Akali Phoola Singh Book Award by Academy of Sikh Religion and Culture, Patiala.


He has translated Chritro Pakhyaan (Triya Chariter) of Dasam Granth into English and it has been published by Chatar Singh Jiwan Singh, Amritsar.


He has also rendered into English the Hikayaat (Stories in Persian) from Dasam Granth and the book is under print and is to be published by Sikh Social and Educational Society, Toronto, Canada.
The translation into English of all the poetical works of Bhai Nand Goya is his most ambitious and prestigious endeavour. This book is being published The Institute of Sikh Studies, Chandigarh and will be released shortly.

He has just completed the English version of Guru Kian Saakhian written by Bhai Swaroop Singh Kaushish in 1790 CE. It is gone into press with an extensive Introduction and Annotations by S. Pal Singh Purewal (the author of Nanak Shahi Calendar


Currently he is busy in giving to the Sikh Jagat the English translation of 675 Kabits of Bhai Gurdas.
In his free time Pritpal writes short stories, and a collection of 16 stories was published by New Book Co., Jalandhar in 1997. Its second edition with 20 stories has been published in 2001 by Asia Vision, Ludhiana Once a good friend of his commented, "Considering all his varied works, one wonders how contrasting is his attitude towards life, on one hand, going through his writings on Sikhism, one presumes him to be an epitome of religiosity but after reading his fictions one learns he is a great hero of romance like the prominent Urdu-writer, Sadat Hassan Mintoo."

Pal Singh Purewal

Pal Singh Purewal

BSc. B.T. worked as Mathematics and Science teacher in Punjab before
moving to the United Kingdom in 1965 CE. There, in 1966, he joined Texas Instruments Ltd.
as Senior Engineering Technician. He rose to the position of Senior Engineer and received
special recognition for "extra -ordinary contribution" to the company for his work on
'Whisker Inhibited Tin Plating'. This process he installed in TI San Salvador, El Salvador,
Central America. He received his MIMF (Membership of the Institute of Metal Finishing)
while working for TI. He traveled to Germany and the USA on company business.
He emigrated to Canada from U.K in 1974, and found employment in Edmonton, in
computing field. Very rapidly he moved up the ladder and was appointed as Programmer
Analyst.


In 1978 he joined Miller Office Group as Supervisor Data Processing and in 1979 he was
promoted to the position of Data Processing Manager. He was also on the Board of Directors
of the company.


During his college career he was a top sportsman and was a member of the Punjab University
and the Punjab State Basketball teams. In 1961 he represented Punjab in the game of chess
also. He was also on the Bedfordshire Chess Team in England . (In both these sports,
probably, he was the first Sikh to be on the State teams.)
For many years he worked on his '500 years Jantri', a book of comparative Indian calendars
with Common Era calendar. It was published in 1994 by the Punjab School Education Board.
This 550-page book is a very useful tool for historians to check and convert the dates in
important Indian calendars from 1469 CE onwards.


More recently, he was involved in designing the Nanakshahi calendar for the Sikh Nation,
making it conform to the length of the tropical year, and fixing the Gurpurbs and the Sikh
festival dates in this calendar. This calendar was approved from Sri Akal Takht Sahib, and
implemented by the SGPC with effect from Vaisakhi last year and has been adopted by the
vast majority of the Gurdwaras the world over. For his work on the Nanakshahi calendar he
was awarded Honorary Doctorate by the World Sikh University, UK.
He was president of the Sikh Society of Alberta during 1983-84. Currently he is the President
of the Millwoods Cultural Society of Retired and Semi-Retired, Edmonton. This society has a
membership of about 350 and it has its own premises.


Last year he was awarded Queen’s Golden Jubilee medal for his voluntary work in the
community for almost three decades, and was also recognized in the Alberta Legislature by
the Minister of Community Development Hon’ble Gene Zwozdesky.


He is 71 years old and lives in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

Ranbir Singh Sandhu

RANBIR SINGH SANDHU

Education: Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley, 1968 M.Eng., University of Sheffield, Sheffield, U.K., 1962. B.Sc. (Honours in Civil Engineering), East Punjab University, Solan, Punjab, India, 1949. B.A. (Honours in Maths.), University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan, 1946. Scholarships, Awards,

Honors: Reciepient of ten prestigious scholarships, awards, or honors. Employment: Professor Emeritus, The Ohio State University, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Geodetic Science, Columbus, Ohio: 1995 to date. Professor, The Ohio State University, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Geodetic Science, Columbus, Ohio: 1973 to 1995. Associate Professor, The Ohio State University, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Geodetic Science, Columbus, Ohio: 1969 to 1973. Senior Engineer, Harza Engineering Company, Chicago, Illinois: 1968 to 1969. Junior Specialist, University of California at Berkeley, Department of Civil Engineering, Berkeley, California: 1965 to 1968. Associate Professor, Punjab Engineering College, Chandigarh, India: 1963 to 1965. Assistant Engineer to Deputy Director Designs, Punjab Irrigation Department, India: 1950 to 1963.

Affiliation with Religious Organizations: 1. Trustee, Sikh Religious and Educational Trust, Registered in Illinois. 2. Trustee, Sikh Educational and Religious Foundation, Registered in Ohio. 3. Member of the Interfaith Council and Past President, Interfaith Association of Central Ohio. Secretary General, World Sikh Council – America Region.

Publications: Book: Struggle for Justice: Speeches and Conversations of Sant Jarnail Singh Khalsa Bhindranwale, Sikh Educational and Religious Foundation, Ohio, 1999. Articles Published 32 articles on Sikhism. Invited Speaker at Conferences: 1. "Sikh Beliefs", Keynote Lecture at the Annual Meeting, Sikh Council of North America, 1983. 2. "The Origin and Purpose of the Sikh Religion", Second Berkeley Conference on Sikh Studies, University of California, Berkeley, February 1987. 3. "Punjab Crisis-Possible Paths to Resolution," Panel Discussion at a Conference organized by the Department of History, University of California, Los Angeles, October 1987. 4. "Human Rights and the Sikhs", Keynote address at an Open Forum organized by the Library, City of Windsor, Ontario, Canada, November 1987. 5. "Relationship of the Sikh Religion to Other Faiths: Synthesis or Conflict?" Third Annual Conference in Sikh Studies, Center for South and South Asian Studies, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, December 1987. 6. "Sikhs in America: Stress and Survival", Conference on Facing East-Facing West: North America and the Asia/Pacific Region in the 1990's, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan, 1990. 7. "Interfaith Understanding and Cooperation-A Matter of Faith for Sikhs", Major Presentation at the Parliament of World's Religions, Chicago, 1993. 8. "Sikhs in America: Stress and Survival" Sikh Studies Conference, Washington, D.C., December 1990. Invited Speaker at Gurdwaras and Sikh Organizations: Gurdwara Sahib Chicago, Cleveland, Detroit, Los Angeles, New Jersey, Washington D.C., North Carolina, among others.

Sangat Singh
 Dr. Sangat Singh

M.A. in History (1953)
Ph.D in History (1964)
Former member of policy planning think tank in Indian foreign office
Former Alternate member of Joint Intelligence Committee [Supreme Policy Planning Body of the Government of India]
Former Director, Strategic Studies in India’s Defence Ministry
Former Analyist on Pakistan and Iran
Spent last decade in the foreign office dealing, inter alia, with disinformation
Half a dozen works to his credit – His latest book is “The Sikhs in History”, 1996

Sulakhan Mann

Dr Sulakhan Singh Mann

Dr Sulakhan Singh Mann is the professor and Head of the Department of History, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amrtisar. He is also an author of several books and articles on Sikhism

Sukhmander Singh

Dr. Sukhmander Singh

Sukhmander Singh is a Professor & Head of the Dept. of Civil Engineering at Santa Clara university . He is a visiting faculty at Cambridge University UK.He is an active Sikh both in politics & religion. He earned his Ph.D from U.C. Berkeley. He was the first president of ‘The Sikh Council of North America’ and also the first president of ‘North America Akali Dal’. He has organized/participated in conferences /meetings related to Sikh affairs/studies

Surinder Singh Sodhi
 

Dr. S Sodhi

22 Woodbank Terrace
Halifex, Nova Scotia
B3M3K4
(902) 443-3269
ssodhi@ns. Sympatico.ca
Academic Qualifications
M.A. 1957 Clinical Psychology
Punjab University
Diploma in Guidance and Counseling 1958
Delhi University
B.Ed 1964 Special Education
University of Alberta
PhD. 1968 Counseling Psychology
University of Alberta
Major Areas:
a. Exceptional Children
b. Human Psychopathology
c. Psychotherapeutic Techniques
Professional Experience
2000 – Present Director Counselor Tr Institute , Halifax , Nova Scotia
1995- Present Registered Psychologist , Halifax , Nova Scotia
1970-1993 Professor Of Special Education and Counseling & Guidance
Dalhousie University, Halifax , Nova Scotia
1968-1970 Assistant Professor Of Counseling and Guidance
Memorial University , St. John’s Newfoundland
1965-1966 Guidance Counselor , Alberta College. Edmonton, Alberta
1961-1965 High School Teacher
Province Of Alberta