The Sikh: An Occidental Romance — Depictions of the community through a colonial lens

Both Bertrand Russell and Winston Churchill were vocal supporters of the Sikh community; the former, for their compassionate culture, the latter, for the loyalty they showed during two great wars, where they fought for the Empire. Though this acknowledgment of both intrigue and fealty by instruments of the Raj […]

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Israeli Stamp of Indian Cavalry from Haifa War Doesn’t Show Sikhs

Don’t fall for fake news, click here to check out The Quint’s WebQoof stories. CLAIM The photo of an Israeli postage stamp showing the Indian Battalion of the British army from 1918 is doing the rounds on social media as a stamp that was released by the country to […]

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Indian Sikhs celebrate Baisakhi at shrine in Pakistan

Pakistan is the site of Sikhism’s founding and home to some of its holiest sites [Asad Hashim/Al Jazeera] Hasanabdal, Pakistan – Hundreds of Indian Sikhs have celebrated the religious festival of Baisakhi at one of their religion’s holiest shrines in the northern Pakistani city of Hasanabdal, even as tensions […]

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Book Deals: Week of April 22, 2019

Deal of the Week: St. Martin’s Snatches Heather Morris’s Next St. Martin’s chairman Sally Richardson and executive v-p and publisher Jennifer Enderlin snapped up North American and audio rights from Kate Parkin at Bonnier Books in the U.K. for Cilka’s Journey , the sophomore effort from New Zealander Heather […]

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Are ‘Buddha, Hindus and Sikhs’ Refusing to Play the BJP’s Game?

In a statement that sent shockwaves across Twitter, indeed, across the country, the BJP handle quoted its president Amit Shah as saying on April 11: “We will ensure implementation of NRC (National Register of Citizens) in the entire country. We will remove every single infiltrator from the country, except […]

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