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Episode 4 - Sikh Resistance Movements Continued w/ Sukhraj Singh (Sikh Talk)

The Khalistan resistance movement is rooted in the Sikhs long-term struggle with the Indian state. Since it's inception, India has imposed harsh control over religious and ethnic minorities and exploited and terrorized them for political and material gain - we have learned of the plight of the Sikhs in previous episodes. Learn a bit about the movement in this conversation. We also discuss whether a Sikh can also be a leftist and how to use leftist analysis to identify oppressive systems...

Episode 3 - Sikh Resistance Movements w/ Sukhraj Singh (Sikh Talk)

Throughout their history, Sikhs have often found themselves at odds with the ruling hierarchies of their societies. This comes from a fundamental belief in the spiritual and material sovereignty of all people and their right to dignity. Social programs that seek to nourish all regardless of social standing have acted as radical tools of equality. Ultimately in many cases, Sikhs along with trans-religious comrades have directly resisted oppressive structures with both active protest and...


Episode 2 - The Quest Continues: Lost Heritage: The Sikh Legacy in Pakistan with Amardeep Singh

Amardeep Singh left his life in the corporate world to investigate his ancestral history in Pakistan. Little did he know that this would lead him on two trans-Pakistani tours documenting the ancient forts, houses, and places of worship left behind by the Sikhs after India's partition. His work is compiled in two books: Lost Heritage: The Sikh Legacy in Pakistan and The Quest Continues: Lost Heritage: The Sikh Legacy in Pakistan. Not only do they show the rich cultural legacy of...

Episode 1 - 1984: India's Guilty Secret with Pav Singh

Pav Singh was born in Leeds, England, the son of Punjabi immigrants. As a member of the Magazine and Books Industrial Council of the National Union of Journalists he has been instrumental in campaigning on the issues surrounding the 1984 massacres. In 2004, he spent a year in India researching the full extent of the pogroms (from which members of his extended family narrowly escaped) and the subsequent cover-up. He met with survivors and witnessed the political fall-out and protests...


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